‘Green’ energy in the Yucatan: MEL lecture Saturday

Wind turbines tower over cattle near the town of La Venta, in Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Opponents of the proposed Eolica del Sur project complain that wind farms have ill effects on fishing and agriculture (Photo: Banderas News)

The next talk in Merida English Library’s Saturday Lecture Series will be given by Professor Shalanda Baker on “Renewable Energy and Green Development in the Yucatan.”

The free talk will be March 4th, 11:30 am in the MEL Garden.

In just one year, by 2018, nine renewable energy projects, including solar and wind developments, will be installed in the Yucatán Peninsula.  The region’s rapid transition to “clean” energy will have an array of permanent positive and negative impacts on the region’s social, environmental, and economic fabric. University of Hawai’i law professor and Fulbright-García Robles Scholar, Shalanda Baker will provide insights on the topic.

For more information on MEL activities, visit meridaenglishlibrary.com.


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