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November 7, 2012

Wind power up 119% in Mexico this year

  • The towers are crowded in one windy area, and residents complain they affect fish and livestock, chop up birds and pit residents against each other.
    Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY — Mexico is putting up wind power turbines at a breakneck pace and the expansion is pitting energy companies against the Indians who live in one of the windiest spots in the world.

    The country is posting one of the world's highest growth rates in wind energy, and almost all of it is concentrated in the narrow waist of Mexico known as the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where winds from the Pacific meet winds from the Gulf of Mexico, spawning places so wind-blown that one town's formal name is simply “Windy.”

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