Along with Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, I visited Hermosillo, Sonora, for a critical meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, and other members of his cabinet, as well as Governor Alfonso Durazo and representatives from the US private sector, to promote our shared goals in clean energy and the fight against climate change.
Together at the Northwest Gate, we work ahead of COP27 and set the foundations for North America to become a clean energy and climate change powerhouse.
The commitment of our governments to clean energy and the energy transition benefits our nations and the planet. The investments of US companies in Mexico can be seen in Baja California, where Sempra Infrastructure will develop a wind farm with a capacity of 300 megawatts and announced the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement to supply renewable energy to different points in California. Invenergy is investing US$ 70 million in the La Toba Energy Center, Baja California Sur, for a 40-megawatt (MW) solar plant with a fully built battery storage system.
We recognize the commitment of the Government of Mexico to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and move towards the industries of the future through electromobility.
The benefits of the transition to clean energies are experienced in Sonora’s day-to-day life since the Hermosillo airport, where 20 percent of its energy is obtained through solar panels, allowing them to reduce costs and take care of the planet at the same time.