Brazil’s incoming mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, supports more nuclear and wind power development to diversify the country’s energy matrix, while saying hydropower had reached its limit, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday. Albuquerque favors restarting construction of the Angra 3 nuclear power plant, which has been halted since 2015, as well as promoting the mining of uranium in Brazil, he said in an interview with Folha. The admiral is currently the Brazilian Navy’s head of nuclear development and technology, responsible for building five submarines, including a nuclear-powered vessel scheduled to enter service in 2029.

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Published: 8 December 2018