Mexico vows to press ahead to favor state-owned utility

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has vowed to press ahead with attempts to limit private power generation after the Supreme Court ruled against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s attempt to block permits for renewable power plants. The interior secretary said Thursday that the court ruling applied only to a 2020 executive order, and the administration would wage a new court battle over another bill the president sent to Congress this month. The bill would give priority to more polluting, state-owned power plants. It is the latest chapter in a battle over private and renewable energy plants that were encouraged by López Obrador’s predecessors.