Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

The Guardian

As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side of the Atlantic is making that transition look childishly simple and affordable.

In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint without government subsidies or higher consumer costs, according to the country’s head of climate change policy, Ramón Méndez.

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twdll1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

EVERYONE should go to Youtube and watch "The poorest President in the world", about the President of Uraguay. We live in a world that can change, it just won't, because people that make a crapton of money (oil industry) have convinced people that don't, that oil is a "have to have" to be used to make energy. I call BS. If Uraguay can do it, why cant we. Also, its the first country to legalize Marijuana.

FlameBaitGod1200d ago

If people where informed this world would be a much better place. Sadly this world is run by greed

dcbronco1200d ago

Apparently Donald Trump has an account and disagrees with you.

Stringerbell1200d ago

Word. Mujica was a great president for Uruguay a model of what a politician should be - people first over self interest. We need more like him.

kingPoS1200d ago

It seems that when you have clear decision-making, a supportive regulatory environment and a strong partnership between the public and private sector. Things actually get done.

Now, If only a large amount of American politicians weren't so self serving, the right kind of progress wouldn't be as hamstrung.