BNamericas report sheds light on AMLO's energy choices

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Monday, September 3, 2018

The BNamericas Mexico Intelligence Series Bright Ideas: AMLO's Electric Power Plans focuses on the political implications of the president-elect's appointments, such as former PRI-hardliner Manuel Bartlett and Pemex petrochemical engineer Roco Nahle to key positions within Mexico's energy sector.

Particularly the appointment of the hard-hitting Bartlett (in photo), the octogenarian former interior minister and governor of Puebla state, to head federal electricity utility CFE came as a surprise, while Nahle will be Andrés Manuel López Obrador's energy minister.

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With little information forthcoming on the incoming president's plans for the electric power sector, these are people who will be helping him take control of the industry's principal institutions after the December 1 change of government.

The report also delves into the significance of the mayoral election win of environmental scientist Claudia Sheinbaum for the future of Mexico City's US$591mn El Sarapé anaerobic waste digestion plant.