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The Future Of Mexico’s Energy Transition


Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez

Former Mexican Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition

Mexico’s last President, Enrique Peña Nieto, put the country through a series of energy reforms that effectively opened up the Mexican energy market to private and foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.

But the current Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, wants to restore some of the power the state had before those reforms.

The question now is whether the state will succeed in regaining a dominant position in Mexico’s energy sector once again, or whether international markets continue to play a relevant role.

For a conversation on the future of Mexico’s energy markets, host Jason Bordoff spoke with former Mexican Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez.

Beltrán is a member of the Boards of Sustainable Energy for All, Fundacion Por México and the World Economic Forum’s Project in Partnership to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Innovation. He’s also a visiting fellow with the Columbia University Center On Global Energy Policy.

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