Facts & Figures

Energy Production

Both countries are important energy producers. As Mexico is an oil-exporting country, its energy production exceeds Germany´s, although it still heavily relies domestically on fossil fuels. On the other side, Germany has a steady increase of renewable energy in its energy production.

Mexico
7536
Petajoule
Germany
4857
Petajoule

Sources: IEA (2016)

GDP per Capita

Mexico, as a middle-income country, has the opportunity of fostering growth and fulfilling its commitment towards a green economy. Both Mexico and Germany are part of the G20, the group of the larger developed and developing countries. This creates areas of joint efforts on the international stage, such as promoting the energy transition among its regions and protecting the climate.

Mexico
8903
US$/capita
Germany
44470
US$/capita

Source: World Bank (2017)

CO2 emissions per capita

Mexico and Germany strongly support the Paris Agreement. There is a clear interest in supporting the reduction of GHG emissions, particularly in the energy sector. As both economies expand, the two countries are cooperating at the international stage to promote CO2 emissions reduction and a transformation of energy systems.

Mexico
3.64
tons/capita
Germany
8.88
tons/capita

Source: IEA (2016)

Share of RES generation (of gross electricity generation)

Germany is a leading country of renewable energy generation. In spite of the size of its economy, Germany has managed to increase steadfastly its renewable electricity generation. The integration of increasing shares of variable renewable energy sources into the system and power grids is an example of lessons learned that Germany is sharing with Mexico.

 

Likewise, Mexico with its energy reform is rapidly increasing its renewable energy generation. The energy reform set the institutional and regulatory basis for the energy transition, facilitating private investments.

Mexico
15.41
%
Share of RES generation (%) (2016)
Mexico
319
TWh
Total generation (TWh)
Germany
29
%
Share of RES generation (%) (2016)
Germany
654
TWh
Total generation (TWh)

Clean Energy Goals for 2050

Both Germany and Mexico have set themselves ambitious 2050 goals for the transformation of their power sectors. While Mexico’s 2050 goal includes as well cogeneration or CCS, the country starts from a much lower level. Interim goals are set at 25% by 2018 and 35% by 2024. At the same time, Germany´s electricity supply should consist of at least an 80 percent share of renewable energy by 2050. There are also intermediate targets of 35% to 40% share by 2025 and 55% to 60% by 2035.

Mexico
50 %
Germany
80 %
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