Mariana Silva Paredes has a Master’s degree in Process Engineering, Energy Systems and Environment from the Technische Universitát Berlin in Germany. She works as a senior consultant in the international professional services company IDOM. In the Ministry of Energy, she served as the coordinator of Sustainable Energy Technologies Development project. Also, at the British Embassy in Mexico, she served as the national leader in the Development of Low Carbon States program.
The objective of the project is to promote the best rational use of energy in housing and small and medium enterprises in the city and have a technical advisory and training organization for the effective financing of energy efficiency projects in the city.
The goals are (1) to mobilize private capital to mitigation, and adaptation solutions, which promote energy conservation, (2) enable citizens and small business to install high efficient technology to decrease their energy intensity, generate savings, increase their competitiveness and reduce their vulnerability to the energy crisis and (3) to promote the deployment and development of high energy-efficient technologies, and (4) last but not least, to support energy security and the energy transition of Mexico City.”
MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective mitigation solutions. This kind of projects are high in capital investment of new technology, but with a lot of business sense from their high return on investment, which makes them very attractive to green private investors.