Brazil’s Nuclear Power Industry

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is the world's tenth largest consumer of energy, and nuclear energy accounts for a little more than three percent of the country's electricity. Brazil's energy policy has long been based on the use of renewable resources, primarily hydroelectric power, which currently generates about 92 percent of the country's power.

The policies Brazil has been following to reduce its dependence on imported oil since the 1973 oil crisis have reached . . .

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