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DISA becomes second largest retail player in Uruguay

2020-10-08T16:43:24-03:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

The Spanish group has acquired Petrobras' energy businesses in the country, including 88 gas stations. The entry into Uruguay brings the total number of DISA retail sites to over 930 locations. The energy company DISA continues its international expansion following the agreement reached with Brazil's Petrobras to acquire its fuel distribution, convenience shop, lube, fertilizer [...]

One of Greenest Utilities to Seek Backers for Uruguay Power Line

2020-06-22T12:28:15-03:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

Uruguay’s state-run electric utility plans to ask local pension funds and other investors to back development of a $250 million transmission line to make its grid more reliable and expand its ability to sell excess power to neighboring countries. The 240-kilometer (150-mile) line will be financed in part through a stock or bond offering early [...]

Why Uruguay’s Unprecedented Shift to Clean Energy Is a Model for the World

2020-04-29T15:15:46-03:00April 29, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Production and Energy, Society|Tags: , , |

In terms of progressive ideas, Uruguay has always punched above its weight. It introduced a free, universal public education system in 1878, 40 years before the United States. Eventually, Uruguay blossomed into one of the most robust social welfare states in Latin America, with the region’s lowest income inequality. It was the first country in the world to [...]