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Mexico Energy Initiative

Building on more than two decades of collaboration with Mexico, and similar models of successful collaboration with China and India, Berkeley Lab's Mexico Energy Initiative seeks to play an important role in supporting Mexico's transition to greater clean energy production, more efficient use of energy, and aggressive carbon emissions reductions, as articulated by Mexico’s contributions to the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. More broadly, the Mexico Energy Initiative seeks to foster increased high impact, collaborative clean energy research between the US and Mexico that will benefit Mexico, California, the US, and the world.

Mexico Cooling Fact Book

Mexico Space Cooling Electricity Impacts And Mitigation Strategies Analysis. Supporting The Summit On Space Cooling Research Needs And Opportunities In Mexico February 15-16 Casa De La Universidad De California, Mexico City

Mexico Cooling Summit Agenda

Objective.- Discuss the impact of growing electricity demand for space cooling in Mexico’s energy landscape, identify potentials to reduce waste, barriers to implementation and emerging opportunities for R&D collaborations. The workshop is part of the Mexico Cooling Initiative, a highimpact research-oriented effort seeking to: raise awareness, support effective targets and develop a detailed action plan to design and implement energy policies and foster cooling technologies.

Mexico Space Cooling Electricity Impacts And Mitigation Strategies

Analysis Supporting The Summit On Space Cooling Research Needs And Opportunities In Mexico February 15-16 Casa De La Universidad de California, Mexico City

Mexico Cooling Initiative

Berkeley Lab Mexico Energy Initiative (MEI) analysis finds that space cooling (air conditioning) in Mexico accounts for:

  • Summer electricity use increase of 30%
  • Nine percent of total electricity consumption
  • Peak electricity demand of 7.5 GW
  • Over $US 3 billion per year in energy bills and subsidies
  • 10 million metric tons of CO2
  • Peak demand not well correlated to renewable resources