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Specialists advocate clean energy

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    Specialists in the energy sector, invited by the opposition and Morena, confronted yesterday their visions of the electricity reform proposed by the federal Executive.

    Independent analyst Rosanety Barrios warned that any electricity model must guarantee equal access to electricity, with accessible prices and without detriment to health.

    To access such a model, she said, Mexico must resolve the fact that 67 percent of the capacity of CFE's plants run on fossil fuels, while only 33 percent generate clean energy.

    Even though the federal government plans to build a solar plant in Sonora and six more plants based on natural gas, Barrios pointed out that CFE will maintain a low level of clean energy generation.

    He argued that the State's stewardship is guaranteed through autonomous regulatory agencies.

    "How has it been resolved? Fundamentally through autonomous regulatory bodies, technically strong and independent of the political agenda," he said.

    Monserrat Ramiro, advisor on energy issues, warned that the reform could cause Mexico to fall behind in its electricity generation capacity, so she called to overcome the false dilemma between private and CFE, because the country needs both.

    "Renewable energies do not put Mexico's energy supply at risk," he said.

    In contrast, Nicolás Domínguez, vice-president of the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers, said that the presidential proposal will avoid a future of candles.

    Domínguez affirmed that if the CFE stops producing electricity, what could happen in Spain, a country that does not have public generation companies, could occur.

    In his turn, Manuel Ornelas, head of the Measurement and Service Office in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, rejected that the Executive's initiative will reduce the production of renewable energy.


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