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The leftist administration of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) is swimming against a rising tide of lawsuits from foreign energy companies.
At least 18 injunctions have been filed in Mexican courts, according to reports at the end of November, contesting a decision by the energy ministry SENER to re-write the rules on bankable clean energy incentives, or CELs.
According to an estimate from the Mexican Association of Wind Energy (AMDEE), which has presented a challenge itself, legal actions could eventually cover up to 80% of new clean energy projects under development there.