15 Apr '12, 11pm

Mexico Emulates Neighbor California With 35% Clean Climate law

Mexico Emulates Neighbor California With 35% Clean Climate law

Set the target of emissions reduction of 30 percent below business-as-usual emissions by 2020 and 50 percent below 2000 levels by 2050. Develop incentives to promote renewable energy , to be designed by the Ministry of Finance and of Energy. Increase renewable energy generation to 35% by 2024. Create a high-level climate change commission to oversee national climate policy over sustained Administrations. This alone would set stable climate policy – making Mexico more like Europe. Unlike the U.S. which totters back and forth in gridlock, with clean energy held hostage by the GOP – dropping the wind PTC every other year, for example – the EU and China have set, stuck to, and achieved long range goals. Calderon established an inter-ministry panel, but this law would ensure that high-level multi-ministry engagement occurs even after his term is over. Require mandatory emission...

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