Mexico’s shoreline as a site for the transition to renewable energy
International Journal of Environmental Studies
Electricity, Fossil Fuels, Offshore, Solar, Wind
Mexico has an abundant supply of unexploited renewable energy resources. As a significant percentage of the country’s income is based on the extraction of petroleum and fossil fuels, the transition to cleaner energy has been impeded. Consequently, the investment in – and application of – green power is also minimal. The hurdles preventing the change from oil to renewable energy are summarized in this paper. A major impediment to the development of renewable energy is the statutory monopoly on power generation and distribution, deterring independent producers of electricity. To move Mexico forward, this and other barriers must be removed. One possible action is to improve the Mexican shoreline for tourism, and along this line, the proper use of offshore renewable energy is particularly appealing.
Martínez Narro, Gerardo; Henshaw, Paul F.; and Ting, David S.K.. (2014). Mexico’s shoreline as a site for the transition to renewable energy. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 71 (6), 877-886.