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Governor promoting clean energy in Cancun tourism sector

Cancun, Q.R. — Private companies in Cancun have begun to invest in the adoption of clean energy. Governor Mara Lezama says the recent implementation of the Parnasus Hotel with a Tesla battery and a state-of-the-art renewable energy system in Cancun is an example.

Following the guidelines and criteria established by the State Government in sustainability and energy efficiency, the Golden Parnasus hotel became a benchmark in the hotel industry of the Mexican Caribbean, becoming the first lodging center in Quintana Roo to have with a Tesla battery and a state-of-the-art renewable energy system, she said.

The adoption of clean energy has been consolidated as one of the permanent priorities of the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment (SEMA) in Quintana Roo, where innovative measures are promoted that trigger a transformative change in the energy landscape.

In response to these government guidelines, the private initiative has begun to invest significantly in specific projects that promote the use of clean energy.

The Golden Parnasus hotel implemented a Tesla battery along with a system of solar panels installed on its roofs to allow a 35 percent reduction in its energy consumption, maintaining the continuity of its operations in a more sustainable and efficient way.

The implementation of these systems not only represents significant economic savings for the hotel, but also contributes significantly to the reduction of the carbon footprint in the state and serves as a model for other establishments in the region.

Around 30 million people land at the Cancun International Airport each year to vacation in the area. Photo: CGC 2024.

With the aim of supporting the energy transition towards greater production of clean energy, more efficient use and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the State Government, through the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment (SEMA), the Ministry of Tourism (SEDETUR), in coordination with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, of the United States Department of Energy, calls on the hotel sector to participate in the Energy Efficiency Pilot Program.

This program involves providing technical support to carry out an energy evaluation of hotel properties and will subsequently issue recommendations with different commitment approaches, an evaluation of the expected savings, both economic and energy, and an estimate of the relative emissions reduction.

The government is promoting clean energy in the Cancun tourism industry. Photo: CGC May 20, 2024.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will offer free training to management and operational staff for the development of an Action Plan with specific strategies and performance indicators, in addition to providing the necessary technical capabilities to establish a link with various available financing sources in order to achieve effective implementation of the identified measures.