Foreign wind farms cause uproar in Mexico

windmillAFP, 4/7/13

Foreign energy firms have flocked to a narrow region of southern Mexico, known as one of the world’s windiest places, to build towering wind turbines, but some projects have angered and torn indigenous villages. The construction of wind farms has soared across Mexico, with the gusty Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca attracting investors from as far as Europe, Japan and Australia.

The projects are a key part of Mexico’s efforts to combat climate change, one of the priorities of former president Felipe Calderon that has been picked up by his successor, Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office in December.

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2 Responses to Foreign wind farms cause uproar in Mexico

  1. Elisabeth Malkin says:

    The source is AFP — Agence France Presse.

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