US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability

01 March 2021
Veronica Irastorza, et. al.

NERA Associate Director Veronica Irastorza contributed to the US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability report published by the Center for US-Mexican Studies in the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego.

The world is in a transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that will change the way we use and produce energy and shape the sustainability of our planet. This paper addresses how Mexico and the United States can use their energy resources to deliver jobs, economic prosperity, and social justice at this transformational juncture in history. The authors examine three areas fundamental to the US-Mexico energy relationship: sustainability; hydrocarbons; and gas, power, and renewables. For consistency, each section is organized around these themes: our interconnected and interdependent energy economies, the challenges and opportunities before us, and recommendations for action.