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Cancellation of Mexican wind farm highlights flaw in green transition

By 7 abril, 2014 Sin Comentarios

wind farm jenMexico has the fastest-growing wind power industry in the world, making it an important case study in the first steps of a global transition towards renewable energy. However, in the windy Isthmus region of Oaxaca, this rapid growth has been accompanied by ongoing conflict and social unrest that puts the future of these projects in jeopardy. For the past two years, members of the small town San Dionisio del Mar, located on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, have campaigned against the construction of a wind farm on more than 600 hectares of communally owned land. They have demanded the cancellation of land permits issued by the local council in 2004 …

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