[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


View headlines only

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

View headlines only

Wind Power News: Mexico


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

September 16, 2021 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

Yucatán wind farms benefit big business and overlook local citizens

Fátima Gasca Chuc’s electricity bills hit her hard in the pocket. She only has one refrigerator, a couple of fans and a television. Yet she pays around US$75 per month. For eight years, Gazca has lived with her children in Flamingos, a coastal neighbourhood on the outskirts of Dzilam de Bravo in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The family sells cakes to support themselves and lives in a humble house. But it sits right next to the Dzilam Bravo-Eólica Golfo 1 wind . . . Complete story »

July 12, 2021 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

Wind project splinters a Mexico region prized for powerful gusts

Two years ago, an SUV carrying four men screeched to a halt in front of the house of German Valdivieso Diaz, where he still lives with his parents and two nephews. They demanded to know how to find Valdivieso. And then they threatened to kill him. When the men left, Valdivieso said his terrified mother called, urging him to stay in Mexico City where he was taking a course—more than 700 kilometers (435 miles) northwest of their rural home in . . . Complete story »

December 30, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

Electricity commission blames wildfire, renewable energy for Monday’s power outage

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has blamed a wildfire, renewable energy producers and court rulings for the massive power outage that affected more than 10 million customers in a dozen states on Monday. But the evidence of a wildfire has been refuted and an energy specialist says the CFE is lying about the cause of the power failure. On Tuesday the CFE and the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) held a joint press conference to announce that the outage was . . . Complete story »

December 29, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

10.3 million CFE customers affected as electrical system fails

The federal electrical grid failed Monday afternoon, leaving 10.3 million customers in several of Mexico’s major cities without power for almost two hours. About 19% of CFE customers nationwide were affected in parts of Mexico City and México state as well as the cities of Guadalajara, Monterrey, Hermosillo, Saltillo, Culiacán, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Pachuca, Mérida and Oaxaca, among others. At least a dozen states were affected. In Mexico City, services on Line A and Line 1 of the Metro . . . Complete story »

October 13, 2020 • Mexico, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Mexico: Civil lawsuit: French energy company EDF must comply with human rights obligations

Berlin/Mexico City/Paris, 13 October 2020 – The energy giant Electricité de France (EDF) plans to build a wind farm on the land of the Mexican indigenous community Unión Hidalgo. The indigenous community has not been appropriately consulted about the use of their land – a clear violation of their rights. Today, representatives of Unión Hidalgo, the Mexican human rights organization ProDESC and the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed a civil lawsuit in Paris urging EDF to . . . Complete story »

June 24, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

15 dead in fight over wind farm project in Mexico

Fifteen people were beaten to death in an indigenous village in southern Mexico which has been plagued by a dispute over an offshore wind farm project. The bodies of 13 men and two women were recovered by authorities in Huazantlan del Rio following a series of attacks on Sunday night and Monday morning. Some of the victims had been tortured and burnt alive, according to the San Mateo del Mar municipal government. Photos of several bodies were published on social . . . Complete story »

June 23, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

At least 15 dead in southern Mexico wind-farm feud killings

A longstanding feud over a wind-power project has boiled over into grisly violence, after at least 15 people were bludgeoned to death with stones and cement blocks, and some bodies were partly burned. The government of the Pacific coast community of San Mateo del Mar in Oaxaca state said Monday that 13 men and two women were killed in what he described as an attack by a group of dissident townspeople on Sunday. But dissidents who successfully opposed wind power . . . Complete story »

May 19, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

Is Mexico’s wind sector repeating fossil fuels’ mistakes?

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico is one of the windiest places on earth. Hemmed in by two mountain ranges, the flat strip of land between the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico is a natural wind tunnel. A single gust can flip over cars. It’s the perfect place for turbines. The unique geography of the isthmus has brought it mixed fortunes. Union Hidalgo, once a sleepy, agrarian town, is among the predominantly indigenous communities in the area that . . . Complete story »

May 11, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

Mexican communities reject Chinese solar farm in Yucatán

In February 2019, residents of the municipalities of Cuncunul and Valladolid, about 1,500 kilometres south of Mexico City, sued the Jinkosolar Investment Pte. Ltd., the Chinese company managing the Yucatán Solar Park project for violating their right to prior consultation on projects that affect their livelihoods. A judge ruled in favour of the plaintiffs since the area’s indigenous peoples were not consulted prior to the installation of the solar farm. Nor did they have complete information about the project. Despite . . . Complete story »

May 11, 2020 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

The Supreme Court annuls permit for solar and wind farm in northern Yucatan

A cyanide production plant and a wind and photovoltaic park, the latter in Yucatan, have found judgments of opposition in the Supreme Court of Justice, which denied the protection against the first, but granted it against the second. The Second Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court annulled the permission to develop the aforementioned wind and solar energy park in Yucatan, and ordered the development of a new process for evaluating social impact and consulting indigenous communities, stating that the project . . . Complete story »

Earlier »

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.