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Uruguay Aims to Lead in the Use of Renewable Energy

MONTEVIDEO – Uruguay will continue developing renewable sources of energy to position itself as a world leader in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, Energy Minister Carolina Cosse said.

She discussed Uruguay’s contribution to efforts to deal with climate change at an event organized by the European Union delegation in Montevideo.

“Uruguay enjoys ideal conditions to advance toward a better future,” Cosse said.

The country has taken “very important” steps to change its energy matrix, she told EFE, pointing out that 50 percent of Uruguay’s energy comes from renewable sources.

Cosse said Uruguay already meets between 23 percent and 25 percent of its daily electricity needs from wind power and that the government wants to boost the proportion to 35 percent.

Speakers at Thursday’s event also highlighted the contribution of European technology and investment to developing renewable energy in the South American country and addressed Uruguay’s participation in the 21st UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP21, set to begin Nov. 30 in Paris.

Ramon Mendez, head of Uruguay’s National Climate Change Response System, said that his country “contributes barely 0.06 percent of emissions responsible for climate change, but suffers the consequences very strongly.”

Uruguay’s proposals for COP 21 are “very ambitious,” as Montevideo is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, Mendez said.

 

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