Mexico is to hold the Chair of the Policy Committee within the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) from 2014 to 2016, after being elected unanimously.
The IPEEC is an autonomous intergovernmental organization that works through working parties to design and implement technical programmes. The Working Parties and related initiatives aim to facilitate the adoption of policies and practices that enable energy saving in the member countries and are funded directly by them. It also supports them in sharing innovative practices in the field, so that decision-making has more information behind it.
On the renewal of the Committee held in Mexico City, the Mexican delegation, composed of the Secretary for Energy (SENER) and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE), took over responsibility from the previous Canadian presidency, along with the following Vice presidents: China, United States, India, Italy and Japan, whose leadership in this area internationally was underlined.
The Chair of the IPEEC Committee will be held by SENER’s Director General of Energy Efficiency and Technological Innovation, Santiago Creuheras Diaz.
The Assistant Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, acknowledged the work of this organization, emphasizing that energy transition was a priority in Mexico. He also thanked the participating countries for their support and commitment to saving energy. Kicking off events for this presidency, the International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Cities was held, at the same time announcing the programme to assess energy use in one city in each Mexican state.