Uruguay featured on NPR’s “Planet Money”

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Thanks to my friend Steve Cavendish for pointing out this story about how Uruguay relies heavily on wind power. Especially interesting to me was the point about the “peak hours” and how people plan their lives around not using heavy appliances during those hours. I know we try to avoid using the dryer, for example, and I do most of the appliance cooking during the day or weekends to keep our bills low. Uruguay’s power grid runs on 98% green energy. Here’s how it got there : Planet Money : NPR