President Felipe Calderon has pledged to ensure that 26% of all electricity produced in Mexico will come from renewable sources by the end of his administration in 2012. The president revealed this goal at the Global Forum on Renewable Energy in Leon, Guanajuato state, in October 2009. Environmental advocates and energy experts who attended the XVI Border Energy Forum in Houston a week later applauded that commitment but said Calderon's promise was misleading. They noted that Mexico lacks the financial resources to make this pledge a reality. Furthermore, they said, Calderon was counting hydroelectric power, which has a mixed impact on the environment, as a renewable source.
SourceMex writers. "experts appplaud president Felipe Calderon's commitment to renewable energy." (2010). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/125