UPDATED 8:58 AM PT – Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The U.S. and Mexico are hoping to come to an agreement soon on a controversial energy bill heading through Mexico’s Congress. The U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, made those comments Tuesday.
Last week, the legislation was postponed in Mexico’s Senate amid questions from the U.S. on whether the proposal would violate an agreement between the two nations. Salazar claimed the bill may violate an energy-sharing deal between the U.S. and Mexico, adding it’s being studied and they may be able to come to a resolution.
“We’ll see how this develops because the companies that have invested in renewable energies with backing from the U.S. have invested over a billion dollars,” stated the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. “Of course they are worried, but it’s possible we can reach an agreement0. I’m not sure about that, but I do know we have a good relationship between both presidents.”
Many 🇺🇸 and 🇲🇽 companies are providing clean, affordable, and reliable energy to Mexico. Electricity sector leaders told me firsthand about their continuous work to achieve this goal. pic.twitter.com/VGSo4zbXfV
— Embajador Ken Salazar (@USAmbMex) November 5, 2021
The Mexican Senate is now set to vote on the legislation sometime next year.