Monthly Archives: December 2015

wind turbine saves environment

How can Environment win over Greed?

In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint without government subsidies or higher consumer costs, according to the national director of energy, Ramón Méndez.

Renewables provide 94.5% of the country’s electricity, prices are lower than in the past relative to inflation. There are also fewer power cuts because a diverse energy mix means greater resilience to droughts, which also increase GDP by 2%. Continue reading