Mexico’s countryside may hold the key to the nation’s energy future

Americas Now

Mexico is the seventh-largest producer of oil in the world but it’s committed to increasing the developing of alternative bio-fuels.

By 2024 the country wants to produce 35 percent of its energy from renewable sources. This is part of its commitment to the Paris climate change accord. Consequently, bio-fuel projects are now booming in the countryside.

Other large Latin American economies like Brazil and Argentina have been successful in providing incentive for renewable energy projects. But according to a report issued by the Atlantic Council, some Central American and Caribbean countries are still behind on meeting the Paris goals.

Correspondent Alasdair Baverstock went to western Mexico to give us a closer look at what the country is doing to meet its energy objectives.