Social impact of wind energy in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, using Likert-fuzzy

Eduardo Martínez-Mendoza, Luis Arturo Rivas-Tovar, Eduardo Fernández-Echeverría, Gregorio Fernández-Lambert

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Abstract

This research used a model with fuzzy measurement on 132 surveys to assess the social acceptance of the wind industry in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec-Mexico. This study uses diffuse analysis in a region where people are difficult to interview due to cultural barriers. The results were categorized globally and internally in environmental, economic, and social impacts. The results demonstrate the rejection of the inhabitants by the installation of wind farms in their region. There is a lack of information, poor transparency, and involvement of communities within the decision-making processes, and it seems that the only beneficiaries are the farmers who rent their land for the installation of the wind turbines. Mexico has to develop a guidelines framework to improve wind energy development, according to the best international practices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100567
JournalEnergy Strategy Reviews
Volume32
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Likertfuzzy
  • Mexico
  • Public acceptance
  • Social perception
  • Wind energy

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