Mexico and the United States promote clean energy center on the border
The government is looking to build five solar plants to help refurbish electric car factories and produce batteries and semiconductors in the state of Sonora.
Mexico and the United States will push forward an ambitious plan to turn parts of the border region into clean energy hubs, replete with solar and wind plants, lithium mining and electric vehicle factories, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday 31.
Mexico is looking to build five large solar plants to help refurbish electric car factories and produce batteries and semiconductors in the state of Sonora, which shares nearly 600 kilometers of border with the United States, Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, said at a daily news conference.
Lopez Obrador expects to receive U.S. assistance with “Plan Sonora,” and added that U.S. President Joe Biden could visit Mexico in December or January.
Mexico has also been working with Biden’s top climate diplomat, John Kerry, who made the last of several trips to Mexico last weekend, on a “really very important” plan to “generate more wind and solar energy and boost the modernization of hydroelectricity,” Lopez Obrador said, giving few details about the project.
López Obrador said he is examining a lithium mining concession granted to China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co. before Mexico nationalized its lithium resources.