Mexico City establishes Office of Sustainable Energy

April 26, 2017
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The Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa, presented the Office of Promotion to Investment in Sustainable Energy (OFISECDMX).

“We will be paying for the city to be a sustainable city. So we are presenting several projects, yesterday, we presented the project of West Side Phase IV, where the city will generate electricity through the use of garbage,” said the Mayor.

The mayor said that his administration proposes this new department because of the need to have medium and long term solutions for an economy with low emissions.

“This is a commitment that Mexico City has not only with people of the city, which is important, but with the world,” he said.

The Head of Government and the Secretary of Energy of the Federal Government, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, signed the agreement to develop strategies and public policies that promote the sustainable use and the generation of electrical energy from renewable and clean sources according to the Law of Energy Transition, as well as the boost to a renewable energy business sector for CDMX.

Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell highlighted the efforts being made by the CDMX Government in terms of sustainability and clean energy generation and that “they will have a profound impact on the economy of the city, the citizens, and will also help combat pollution in a decisive way. ”

“This is called thinking about the future, about our descendants and the preservation and improvement of our natural resources, I congratulate Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera and I am sure that this office of sustainability will be an opportunity for the inhabitants of Mexico City to shape and actively participate in the design of their energy environment,” he said.

Climate Change Expert and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rajendra Pachauri, highlighted Mexico City’s leadership in sustainable technology, which could become a model to be followed in the world with projects such as the thermo-valorisation plant that will generate energy For the Collective Transport System (STC) and the creation of OFISECDMX.

“In the next two weeks we will be working to present to the Head of Government a fairly basic map to have clean energy and a society responsible for climate in Mexico City,” he said.

Economic Development Secretary Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg said that OFISECDMX will be an executive agency for promotion, coordination and engagement with the private sector to encourage and support the development of clean energy companies, as well as to obtain specialized funds.

“Mexico City has acquired a number of commitments that we fully intend to achieve, and which imply, above all else, the development of an economy that supports a great energy transition, a strong reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels and the use of new types of energy,” he said.

The president of the Renewable Energies Commission of the Economic and Social Council of Mexico City, Humberto Lozano Avilés, stressed that “the initiative of the capital government to establish OFISECDMX is an institutional contribution from a local government with a global commitment, which is the fight against Climate Change.





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