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The Week in Energy: Global Renewables Growth Stalls

In May 2018, the entrant administration published the 2019-2024 National Development Plan. This document positions PEMEX and CFE as the leading axis of the country’s development. Given the reorganization of CFE’s subsidiaries, COFECE warns this modification might represent competition risk for market participants. From the national utility’s side, CFE’s director general announced a bid process for five combined cycle plants.

IRENA’s latest report shows that renewable capacity has stalled. Last year was the first time since 2001 that power capacity growth failed to increase year on year. Siemens gas and power division will merge with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, while the UK has been coal-free since May 1. Google and WattTime’s new project will measure and publicize real-time carbon emission data from every power plant in the world.

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COFECE warns CFE’s subsidiaries separation could generate competition risks If the asset assignation is modified, the vertical separation in the distribution and commercialization segments should be maintained.

CFE will tender the construction of five combined cycle plants This capacity translates to 13,000MW. The first will be located in Salamanca, Guanajuato.

Bartlett announces that CFE is ready for hurricane season According to the director general, the company has 16,000 workers, 5,900 vehicles, 12 helicopters, 569 emergency plants, 72 substations and 43 lightning towers.

The National Development Plan highlights CFE’s strategic role Apart from reinforcing the existing generation facilities, particularly hydro, AMLO’s plan aims to incorporate communities in the renewable generation segment .

Gas demand will increase in 15 years: CENAGAS The industrial segment will demand 425MMcf/d between 2019 and 2033, while the electricity sector will demand 918MMcf/d in the same period.



Google’s new project will measure and publicize carbon emission data from every power plant in the world Together with the nonprofit AI firm WattTime, satellite imagery will track real-time air pollution.

Global renewables growth has stalled Additions of wind, solar, hydro and other clean energy sources have unexpectedly flattened after two decades of reliable signs.

Siemens to spin off gas and power division This segment will merge with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SRGE), creating a new multi-technology global energy powerhouse.


UK has been using coal-free energy since May 1 In the last six years, the fuel’s share in the energy mix has dropped from 40 percent, to 5 percent. The nation aims to quit burning coal entirely by 2025.

Washington becomes fifth state in the US to go for 100 percent clean energy Senate Bill 5116 cuts out coal power by 2025 and requires an equitable transition to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.

Electric cars and solar compete for the same parts Electric transistors, are key for both industries to convert power between DC and AC. Due to the EV boom, solar companies are being forced to wait nearly a year for the parts.


Floating offshore wind platforms hold promise for vertical-axis turbines Proponents say the technology may be well-suited to the emerging floating offshore market

Experimental device generates electricity from coldness of universe The chilling outflow of energy can be harvested using the same kind of optoelectronic physics used to harness solar energy

Clean fuel cells could be cheap enough to replace gas engines in vehicles Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines

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