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California Mexico Energy Connection

California and Mexico continue working together as strong partners in trade and combating climate change

California Energy Commisson


Two entities of the Mexican government visited the California Energy Commission with the same intent: to learn from California's energy policies and share best practices with the potential for future cooperation.

The governor of the Mexican state of Aguascalientes, Martín Orozco Sandoval, met with Commissioner David Hochschild in January to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Energy Commission to pledge support in areas of mutual interest, including energy efficiency, renewable energy development and grid integration, low- and zero-emission vehicles, and clean energy technology.

"Today's agreement illustrates California's commitment to working with its neighbors around the world to achieve a clean energy future. The agreement will help strengthen our partnership with Mexico," said Commissioner Hochschild, who signed the MOU on the Energy Commission's behalf.

In February, a delegation of Mexican senators met with Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller to discuss ongoing collaborations between Mexico and California on renewable energy and economic development opportunities.

California represents only 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but its leadership demonstrates that it is possible to reduce carbon emissions and grow the economy. California's international efforts are part of its ambitious goals to increase international collaboration on environmental protection and economic development.

California has multiple agreements with Mexico and Mexican states. The agreement signed with Aguascalientes is the Energy Commission's third MOU with Mexico.