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Clean Energy Scores Big Win in Fight Against Mexico Crackdown

  • Court ruling temporarily suspends limits on renewables
  • Mexico’s government has the right to appeal the decision
Latin American Land Owners Are Fighting To Keep Power Lines Out
Photographer: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg

Mexico’s attempt to limit the growth of clean energy suffered its biggest blow yet Wednesday when a judge suspended rules that critics say favor fossil-fuel plants run by the state-owned utility.

The ruling by a federal judge prohibits the government from enforcing the regulations implemented by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador until a lawsuit challenging them is resolved. The government can appeal the decision.