First of many Yucatecan sustainable energy-generation parks started operations earlier this month

First of many Yucatecan sustainable energy-generation parks, finally starts operating in Dzilam de Bravo.

With the opening of the wind farm, Yucatan is positioned at the forefront in clean energy generation,” according to a press release. “In the construction of this park more than US$120 million were invested and 28 wind turbines were launched that produce approximately 270 gigawatts, equivalent to the supply of 170,000 households.

But most important, this type of renewable, sustainable protect the environment and we serve electric consumption in the state.”

Wind from the Yucatán will power will American Candy company Mars Inc.’s six confectionery and pet food facilities, cutting 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 – and ideally 100 percent by 2040, Confectionary News reports.

Mars is the Virginia-based corporation that produces M&Ms, Skittles, Orbit gum as well as Turin, the Mexican chocolate maker.

With this new project in Yucatan, the state government is committing to reduce the greenhouse emissions as part of the Under2 Coalition.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom