Cancun has proposed a project which would replace conventional city lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting; the move would also present considerable savings and increased efficiency to Mexico property tax payers in the area.
As host of the recent Summit for Climate Change, Cancun and the state in which it is located has begun to carry out its own commitments to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically a project has been proposed which would replace conventional city lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting; the move would also present considerable savings and increased efficiency to Mexico property tax payers in the area.
On December 9, the State Governor, Felix Gonzalez Canto, led the presentation of the proposed replacement of conventional lights with highly efficient LED technology, capable of generating energy savings of 51 percent. The initiative will apply both to the state capital, Chetumal, and Cancun, offering direct benefits to Cancun real estate buyers.
In the context of the 16th Conference of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP-16), the Governor of Quintana Roo reiterated his commitment to the environment by announcing the replacement of a total of over 25,500 street lights, or a total of almost 30 trillion watts per year; in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, that means the municipality will reduce a quantity of carbon dioxide equivalent to withdrawing nearly 40 thousand cars from circulation.
This pioneering project represents the largest installation of LED lighting for roads in Latin America.
"At a time when many countries began to walk toward their environmental goals," said the governor, "Mexico and Quintana Roo, provide leadership through concrete examples, including the transition to LED lighting that will be implemented in all municipalities in the state."
In addition to the commitment to international climate change, this large project will also provide direct benefits to Americans and Canadians living in Mexico. The state and various municipalities have already largely modernized their budgets and expenditure habits, offering concrete projects, services and infrastructure improvements while maintaining a very reasonable level of property and other taxes.
On the whole, Americans and Canadians residing in Mexico often feel they see comparable, or even better results for tax and public funds than back home. Other large-scale infrastructure projects include new highway bridges on the Cancun-Tulum highway, making the trip along this world-famous tourist strip very quick and comfortable, while also reducing traffic in the towns along the way, such as Playa del Carmen.
Balance between development and care for the environment has been a key focus for recent governments.