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Belo Monte: the paradox of plenty

In electricity on 03/05/2010 at 01:27

By Edmar de Almeida 

The bid of Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant has raised a great debate in Brazilian society about the economic and environmental feasibility of the project. A large number of political and economic agents has been reporting the negative aspects in terms of environmental, economic and even electoral issues related to the project. Nearly always those who seek to point out the problems related to the project do not analyze the advantages and disadvantages of energy alternatives to Belo Monte. And they think that scarcity is not an issue to be considered. The false premise of the debate on Belo Monte in Brazil is that there are much better options in terms of economic and environmental instead of building the plant in the Xingu River. Continue lendo »