To guarantee a sustainable use of energy and to take advantage of Mexico’s natural resources, policies and actions for the coming 15 and 30 years have been established as part of the Transition Strategy to Promote the Use of Cleaner Technologies and Fuels, published in December 2016. An analysis of this Strategy identifies industry, buildings and transport as the main consumers of energy, with the latter sector accounting for 46% of the total energy consumed in the country. 92% of this energy corresponds to private transport, mainly in the form of the petrol and gasoline used by private passenger vehicles and the rest the form of diesel by passenger buses and trucks. This means that private passenger vehicles consume approximately 30% of the country’s entire energy.
As national economic development progresses, it is estimated that the demand for transport and mobility will continue to increase to meet sector requirements and those of the population in general. In this regard, the above Strategy identifies transport as one of the sectors with the greatest potential for energy abatement, by contributing 52% to the target established for 2050 to achieving a savings potential of 3,190 PJ (42%). For this, the energy intensity of end consumption has to be reduced by 1.9% per annum over the period 2016-2030 and by 3.7% for the period 2031-2050.
To help comply with this objective, actions are promoted to make a better use of energy in transport, in particular by fostering sustainable cities that will enable a greater use of efficient vehicular technologies, as well as the strengthening of the infrastructure that facilitates the integration of modes of transport such as electric vehicles. Read more…
Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez
Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition of the Mexican Secretariat of Energy (SENER)
Article published in: FuturENERGY April 2018