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Mexico To Seek Alternative Energy


The country, Mexico has wind in abundance and now it is that they have determined to try hitting this precious renewable source in order to restrict their dependability on petroleum, on which they are reliable from decades. Actually the quest of sustainable energy source became more severe when the country’s oil production dropped down by 9.2 percent in 2008.

At the windswept inauguration ceremony, Mexico’s President Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa said that, “If we don’t do something about this problem of climate change it probably could become; I am sure it already is; one of the biggest threats to humanity.”

The Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico shares a slender band between them, on which a project is situated worth more than half a billion dollars. The region there is so breezy that the prime town was named La Ventosa which actually means “windy”. The wind in the region is suitable for the type of turbines used on wind farms as it blows between 25 and 36 km/h.

The wind farm, at one stretch will be proficient to generate suffice energy to direct a city of about half a million people. Besides this it will endorse reduction in CO2 emissions which is calculated 600,000 metric tons every year and thereby protect the environment.

The project is undertaken by Spanish energy company, Acciona Energia who has created multiple job opportunities for the local people. Up to now, Twenty-five out of 167 built turbines are in action.
Mexico expects a lot from this project which they see as an upcoming wind farm that will mount the existing wind energy handling up to 5,000 megawatts; ten times the current yield.