Energy, theory, and reality (Part One)

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Caffera, Marcelo; Arboleya, Lucila
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Latin America; Uruguay; energy; negative externalities; fossil fuels; economic theory; clean energy; policy; renewable resources; costs; cost comparison; solar; hydroelectric; thermoelectric; biomass; wind; Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas
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Part one of two, this article takes a look at energy costs in Uruguay in recent years. It makes the case that spending should be shifted from fossil fuels/contaminating energy sources to renewable ones, which the authors state is actually less costly.