Coparmex says that electricity bill will increase by 17% for reform

The Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), said that in case the Electricity Reform is approved, electricity bill rates could increase by 17 percent in households and will rise 150 percent for companies. Likewise, the Confederation pointed out that the reform will damage public finances, affect environmental sustainability and contravene international agreements. This was indicated through a letter sent to the federal deputies, in the middle of the discussion on the subject, which will take place this Sunday, April 17 of this year. “From the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) we call on our federal deputies not to approve the Constitutional Reform in Electricity as it was presented and that in the discussion scheduled for this April 17 listen to the voices of citizens, take into account the opinions of all sectors and vote for what Mexico needs, privileging technical and economic reasons, as well as the well-being of all Mexicans,” the agency said in a statement. You may be interested: Search for Debanhi extended to Ciénega de FloresWithin the trade, which has the support of the Business Centers that in 101 cities of the country that bring together more than 36 thousand entrepreneurs, the employers’ union reiterated its call to legislators to avoid the approval of a reform “without consensus and without having attended to the comments of articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Constitution, they noted in the document. They also added that their approval means an increase of at least 17 per cent for domestic tariffs and at least 150 per cent for companies; the destruction of the national electricity market and the affectation of the value chain of the energy sector would take place with the elimination of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), the National Energy Control Center (CENACE) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), above the cleanest and cheapest ones. In case of cancellation of contracts between private or private parties and the CFE, in practice a monopoly would be created, since a single benefit of the state enterprise would be transferred to the private sector. “A particularly pernicious element that threatens environmental sustainability is that it would interrupt the energy transition and put at risk of compliance with the international treaties signed by Mexico, including the Paris Agreement and the USMCA,” says Coparmex. You may be interested: How quiet! The center of the city of Los Mochis looks emptyIt is noteworthy that the arguments of the private sector were exposed in the exercise of the Open Parliament and where businessmen, experts and analysts, raised the short and long-term impacts of the Electricity Reform proposed by the president.  PRI, PAN and PRD will sleep outside Congress before the vote on the electricity reform

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