AMLO trusts in signing an agreement to promote clean energy in the next meeting with Biden
▲ The day before, the president held a meeting with the US presidential envoy for climate change, John Kerry, in which the promotion of energy generation with solar plants, wind farms and the modernization of 16 thermoelectric plants was raised.Photo Presidency
Alonso Urrutia and Cristina Gomez
Envoy and correspondent
Newspaper La Jornada
Sunday, October 30, 2022, p. 12
Belem Pitahaya, Son., Mexico and the United States have agreed to draw up a joint plan to promote the development of renewable and clean energies, informed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who hoped that it could be signed during the visit of his American counterpart to our country. country, Joe Biden, on the occasion of the North American heads of state summit.
After describing the meeting held the day before with the presidential envoy for climate change as very positive, John Kerry detailed the set of actions that were proposed to him to promote energy generation with solar plants, wind farms and the modernization of 16 thermoelectric plants. (10 billion dollars will be invested in this project alone), whose hallmark will be that these are projects with public resources.
The evaluation has not been completed, but there are billions of dollars, which include all the plans managed by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). We are going to strengthen public companies like the CFE. That is a hallmark, because it is not giving concessions only to individuals, foreigners, and leaving public companies abandoned, no; Everything is to strengthen public companies because we need to be self-sufficient in energy and guarantee that the price of electricity will not increase.
Regarding the Sonora plan, as a model for the development of renewable energies in an integral manner, he pointed out that Kerry
He was also very happy with the Peñasco solar plant here in Sonora. We are thinking of expanding this plan to build here (in Sonora) five solar plants. This is going to greatly increase the generation of clean energy and Mexico is going to be at the forefront, it is going to be among the countries with the most renewable energies.
When elaborating on the plan that will be worked on with the United States, he commented that he would have a first presentation of common actions at the next summit on climate change in Egypt. In an interview, the president explained that the various agencies linked to the energy sector would participate on the Mexican side and predicted that it could be signed on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations that began in December 1822.
Operation of the health system in Sonora
After the covid-19 pandemic and its problems in health services, the federal government assured that through the IMSS Well-being Health Plan it assumed the medical attention of the entities and also guaranteed that they will attend free of charge in a preventive and curative manner to the patients requiring such services.
Zoé Robledo Aburto, general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Mexico, explained that after two years of a pandemic that claimed the lives of thousands of people around the world and collapsed the medical system, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador instructed to unite various medical institutions and ensure the health of Mexicans for free.
Before, we had a divided, fragmented, curative-based health system that did nothing to prevent disease and was about to be privatized. It was suggested that everything had to be done in private. Before the pandemic, the President had given us the instruction that we should unite the fragmented. He was not wrong because the pandemic taught us to serve everyone without distinctioncommented Robledo Aburto.
He mentioned that uniting state services with the IMSS is a strategy that will strengthen the health system of all dependencies, with a model without boxes or charges, in order to guarantee compliance with the fourth article of the Mexican Constitution.