Mexican court validates Electricity Industry Law | News

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) validated this Thursday several articles of the Electricity Industry Law (LIE) promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for which it remains in force.


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Through a statement, the SCJN stated that: “First, the Full Court recognized the constitutionality of various articles that define electricity coverage contracts, with a commitment to physical delivery and legacy contracts for basic supply.”

In this sense, the legislative body does not obtain the necessary majority to declare the president’s initiative unconstitutional, which seeks to limit private property in the energy market and strengthens the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

In the voting process, in which seven ministers were against the contested articles, the vote of Minister Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena was fundamental, who argues, based on article 27 of the Magna Carta, that the electrical system is exclusively public. .

Similarly, the Full Court added that “it was determined that in actions of unconstitutionality only direct violations of the General Constitution and human rights recognized in international treaties can be asserted.”

Likewise, the legislative instance advocated for the right to a healthy environment in correspondence with article 4 of the Constitution and the international agreements issued by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.

However, since the country does not have enough renewable and clean energy to fully cover demand, the CFE plants will have priority.