Explore the captivating story of Uruguay’s successful transition to renewable energy under the guidance of a visionary physicist. Faced with an energy crisis in 2008, President Tabaré Vázquez made a bold choice, opting for wind power over nuclear energy. Led by Ramón Méndez Galain, Uruguay now boasts one of the world’s cleanest energy grids, with 90 to 95% of its electricity sourced from renewables. Discover how this shift not only transformed the nation environmentally but also fueled economic growth, creating new jobs and propelling Uruguay to the top of South America’s per capita GDP rankings. An inspiring example for envisioning a sustainable energy future.

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