The governors of seven states have formed a common front to oppose federal energy policy changes that seek to consolidate control of the electricity market in the hands of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and limit the participation of private, renewable energy projects.

The governors of Nuevo León, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Durango, Michoacán, Jalisco and Colima announced their pact at a meeting in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, on Friday.

The formation of the group comes after the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) announced in late April that surplus fuel oil produced by the state oil company Pemex would be used to ramp up electricity generation at old CFE plants and that trials that allowed wind farms and solar parks to provide electricity for the

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