Energy Transition Law Mexico 2015

Name of policy Energy Transition Law Mexico 2015
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Market-based instruments
        • Green certificates
    • Target
      • Renewable energy target
        • Formal & legally binding renewable energy target
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Obligation schemes
        • Other mandatory requirements
        Sector name
        • Electricity and heat
          • CCS
          • Gas
          • Renewables
        Policy description Minimum share of clean energies in power generation of 25 % by 2018, 30 % by 2021, 35 % by 2024 (as stipulated in the Climate Change Act).

        To qualify as clean energy, the resources should have emissions of below 100 kg/MWh (including CCS). Electricity producers and suppliers will have the obligation to meet clean energy targets. These targets can be partially mate (50%) through trading of Clean Energy Certificates (CECs). Fines are set in place for those who do not comply with the law. Through this law, the National Commission for Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) was created to provide scientific information and advice, and draft the Energy Strategy and the National Programme for Sustainable Energy Use. A program to support the modernization of the grid is also established, and health and environmental costs are internalized into the operations costs assessments.

        Policy type
        • Renewables
        • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch2
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2015
        Start date of implementation
        End date of implementation
        High impact GHG reduction
        Impact indicator

        Source or references

        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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