Brazil to Count More on Wind and Nuclear Energy to Get Electricity

Wind energy in the south of Brazil According to Brazilian Energy Minister Edson Lobão, Brazil needs to increase its electricity generation capacity by 50% over the next 10 years. He described the task as an "enormous challenge" for the country.

"Adding 51,000 megawatts to the country's current power capacity, (or) an average of more than 5,000 megawatts per year, that would be an enormous challenge," said Lobão.

Nevertheless, he said that target may have to be revised depending on the impact of the global financial crisis in Brazil, since the country's electricity needs have been calculated on the basis of estimated economic growth of 4.9% annually, a forecast made prior to the financial meltdown.

The Brazilian Central Bank estimates that because of the crisis, the country will grow at a rate of around 3%, although the International Monetary Fund and other organizations are forecasting growth of between 1.8 and 2% in 2009 and 3.5% in 2010.

Lobão said that in addition to boosting output the country must shift to different methods of generating electricity; he said the goal is a reduction of at least 10 percentage points in the amount produced by hydroelectric plants, which today accounts for 85% of the country's electricity consumption.

He said the plans call for more wind energy plants and the construction of four new nuclear plants, in addition to the two currently in operation at Angra dos Reis, a coastal city 150 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro.

Construction of the four nuclear power plants is to be put out to tender in the middle of this year, according to Lobão, who said those plans could change depending on Brazil's economic performance.

Lobão added that the government hopes to encourage consumers to replace 10 million old, inefficient refrigerators with others that are more modern and energy-efficient and less contaminating.

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0 #28 WindFrank P 2010-11-02 23:45
The whole world needs to do this more and more. The UK is finally getting its act together.
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0 #27 Nuclear Energy in Brazil - Expensive,dangerous and unnecessary.du48 2009-02-17 15:05
For those who can read Portuguese, may I suggest the following link to an article by Jose Eli
da Veiga FEA-USP.

http://www.e-agora.org.br/arquivo/o-brasil-acelera-em-marcha-a-re/
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0 #26 Still arguing ...Linderman 2009-02-16 04:33
Gosh, you still arguing.... why don't you exchange emails so you keep on arguing somewhere else?

This creature that calls himself Double dot just want to argue and disrupt bloggers who want to post their comments here... so please, don't get me involved with your stupid argument...
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0 #25 Double dottripe dot 2009-02-15 15:11
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That´s because Lindermann is far brighter than you guys. He gave a sound advice to you two FOOLS. Take it or leave it.
Oh yes, I take his advice... especially the part that he calls you a no-life shit person ;-) ;-) ;-)
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0 #24 Double-Dot 2009-02-15 14:29
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Linderman here said anyone is a fool for wasting time with Double dot because he is just annoying people here randomly
That´s because Lindermann is far brighter than you guys. He gave a sound advice to you two FOOLS. Take it or leave it.
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0 #23 Oh Goddnbaiacu 2009-02-15 10:02
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Excellent comment by Lindermann.
Did Double dot just say Excellent comment by Linderman??? My friend triple dot, can this moron read at all ?

Linderman here said anyone is a fool for wasting time with Double dot because he is just annoying people here randomly... he also added that he should get a life... and Double dot still says excellent comment.. Oh my God, this boy is mental 8)

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0 #22 Sage AdviceCraig Berg 2009-02-15 09:56
Sage, your infatuation with the French nuclear technology is unwarranted. It is not true that France's nuclear energy record is unblemished:
In July 2008, 18,000 litres (4,755 Gallons) of Uranium solution containing natural uranium were accidentally released from Tricastin Nuclear Power Center. Testing found elevated uranium levels in the nearby Gaffière and Lauzon rivers. The liquid that escaped to the ground contained about 75kg of unenriched uranium which is toxic as a heavy metal while possessing only slight radioactivity. French authorities have banned the use of water from the Gaffière and Lauzon for drinking and watering of crops. Swimming, water sports and fishing were also banned. This incident has been classified as Level 1 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. Again in July 2008, approximately 100 employees of were exposed to radioactive particles that escaped from a pipe in a reactor that had been shut down. Just level 1 incidents, but proof that the French technology is not fool-proof.

Do you think the proponents of nuclear energy plants in the US and Russia thought the safeguards used in those plants (which resulted in Chernobyl, Three Mile Island disasters) were any less safe than what you believe France's current technology to be? The chair of the investigation into the Three Mile Island disaster, John Kemeny, said: "The palnts are safe; it's the people who aren't."The bottom line: Can anyone guarantee the safety of these enormously poisonous nuclear wastes for 10,000 years? Think about it.

We both want Brazil to be able to meet its energy needs as the nation enjoys abundant economic growth. But not all that glitters is gold. I am not a Luddite. Brazil must be sagacious and do the right thing at this critical juncture. Brazil is perhaps the nation most blessed by Mother Nature. Woo her properly and she will give ("Plantando da'"!). But splitting the atom is a rude poke in her ribs.
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0 #21 Double dottripe dot 2009-02-15 09:51
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Unfortunately, this site's administrator allows people like him to bother bloggers here... if we all ignore his crap, he will get tired and get a life eventually...
Yes, I agree with you Double dot.. Excellent comment/advice by Linderman to ignore you because you crap with your mouth, idiot ;-)
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0 #20 Double-Dot 2009-02-15 05:20
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Fools
Apt description. Excellent comment by Lindermann. 8)
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0 #19 FoolsLinderman 2009-02-14 16:16
You fools, can't see this guy here Double dot just want to argue ? The more you tell him to stop, the more he will carry on annoying you, you fools...

Unfortunately, this site's administrator allows people like him to bother bloggers here... if we all ignore his crap, he will get tired and get a life eventually...
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