The Secretary of Energy of the United States, Jennifer Granholm, trusted this Friday that “the issues” related to the electrical reform promoted by the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) can be resolved so that both countries associate in energy clean.
“We hope that the issues regarding the energy reform can be resolved so that we can get to this opportunity and we know that this is being debated right now”Granholm said at an event on his second day of visiting.
The secretary makes a two-day tour in Mexico, where she met with AMLO on Thursday, in the midst of the public debate on the reform that would limit private participation in electricity generation to 46% to favor the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
Before Granholm’s statements, AMLO said in today’s “morning” that the meeting was “very cordial” and “she (was) understanding that the mission is to banish corruption.”
“We see a great opportunity in partnering with Mexico for clean energy going forward and to be able to make North America a unified, unified economic area with these goals towards decarbonization,” Granholm insisted at Friday’s event.
The secretary participated in the round table on “Women in the energy sector of Mexico”, organized by the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), with its Mexican counterpart Rocío Nahle.
The Mexican Secretary of Energy said that, at Thursday’s meeting, López Obrador explained to Granholm that each country “accommodates itself to what it has” based on available energy resources.
“It’s not from one day to the next, it’s transit, it’s walking towards (there) and it would be absurd to disconnect right away”
On gender equality, Granholm lamented that less than 1% of leadership positions in energy are held by women in the United States and that they only represent 25% of the total number of people in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). .
“We have people who have definitely broken glass ceilings all their lives and especially also in situations, perhaps, where they are a bit lonely and don’t necessarily have as much support because they have always been the pioneers in their positions,” she mentioned.
The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, also participated in the meeting.; the president of the CCE, Carlos Salazar; the Secretary of the Treasury, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, and Luz María de la Mora, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade.