Mexico's environment ministry declines permit for audi solar plant

Mexico's environment ministry said on Friday it rejected a key environmental permit for a solar power plant that German automaker Audi has proposed to build near its factory in the central Mexican state of Puebla.

Mexico's environment ministry rejected the Audi proposal

Why was it denied by the ministry?

It was denied because it requires a regional analysis given the additional electrical infrastructure that will be needed, the ministry said in a brief statement.

Statement of Mexico's environment ministry

"From their initial conception, these types of projects require the establishment of a power station, an electric substation and internal transmission lines," it said.

Further the ministry stated....

The ministry added it will evaluate any new environmental impact statement for the solar plant that Audi submits

Audi Mexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment.