With no natural resources, the Government of Uruguay is concerned about the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. As a consequence, it is seeking to increase the share of domestic resources, of which the most feasible are biomass and wind energy, as well as employing end-use energy efficiency measures to increase its energy security. In addition, the government aims to use the intended growth of the domestic energy sector to foster its other objectives of increasing economic growth and creating employment. (Extract from World Bank Documents, CASE STUDY 11: URUGUAY – WIND ENERGY PROGRAMME )
“Toward noon, however, the sun’s rays were extremely scorching, and when evening came, a bar of clouds streaked the southwest horizon – a sure sign of a change in the weather. The Patagonian pointed it out to the geographer, who replied:
‘Yes, I know;’ and turning to his companions, added, ‘see, a change of weather is coming! We are going to have a taste of PAMPERO.’ And he went on to explain that this PAMPERO is an extremely dry wind which blows from the southwest. […] The PAMPERO generally brings a tempest which lasts three days, and may be always foretold by the depression of the mercury, ‘he said. ‘But when the barometer rises, on the contrary, which is the case now, all we need expect is a few violent blasts. So you can make your mind easy, my good friend; by sunrise the sky will be quite clear again.’ ( Jules Verne, 1868: In Search of the Castaways. CHAPTER XVI: THE NEWS OF THE LOST CAPTAIN. )
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Hi!! My name is Jeff, and I produce board game content videos on YouTube both on my own channel (Tabletop Toolbox) as well as contributions to The Dice Tower. I learned of Pampero recently through Heavy Cardboard’s YouTube Channel and am especially interested in this title. I am a project construction scheduling consultant working with Dominion Energy in central Virginia (US). We are currently in the heavy planning and logistics stage of the United State’s largest off-shore wind farm to date – estimated at over $9.5 Billion US Dollars. I’ve worked heavily in wind energy now for nearly 2 years, and as an avid board gamer, this game caught my interest immediately. I would REALLY love a chance to somehow demo this game – I’d love to talk about it on my own channel, perhaps discussing the specific rules or gameplay. Is there any way I might be able to do so, perhaps using an online method such as Tabletop Simulator? Thanks for your time – I hope we can link up regarding this upcoming title!