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- Carbon intensity of Mexico’s power sector would need to decrease from 425 gCO₂/kWh to 60-100 gCO₂/kWh by 2030, and reach zero by 2040. Mexico’s power sector target to achieve 40% “clean” electricity by 20343 is incompatible with the 76-91% renewable energy share by 2030 it would need to be 1.5°C compatible.
- Decarbonisation of the power sector could be made possible by phasing out coal and gas by 2028 and 2038-2040, respectively. However, the current administration has recently passed regulation favouring fossil fuel generation, citing impacts from the pandemic, and has cancelled upcoming renewable energy auctions.1