07 Jan '13, 1am

Uruguay

Uruguay has set its sights on becoming one of the world's leading wind power producers as part of plans to produce 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Electricity generated from wind is expected to make up 30 per cent of the South American nation's total mix, with hydropower contributing 45 per cent, and biomass 15 per cent, according to reports from SmartPlanet . FURTHER READING Planning Minister's proposals send "shockwaves" through wind industry Scientists urge immediate climate action to limit costs This would put Uruguay ahead of current renewable energy leader Denmark, which gets 26 per cent of its electrical generation from wind. While Uruguay has a number of hydro power plants, these tend to shut down in dry periods, forcing the country to purchase electricity from Argentina at up to $400per megawatt hour (MWh). The government hopes insta...

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