Renewables generate 84 percent of Uruguay's energy
Uruguay says 84 percent of country's energy is generated from renewable resources
Associated Press
2014-06-13 03:01 AM

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's government says that 84 percent of the country's energy last year came from renewable sources.

The national energy director said Thursday that Uruguay could surpass Denmark as the country that takes the greatest advantage of its wind resources. Ramon Mendez also said the government hopes that the use of renewables will rise to 90 percent by 2015.

The small South American country has long relied heavily on hydroelectric power. It has been pushing for an energy diversification policy focused on developing wind and solar energy since 2008.

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