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13/03/2011 at 07:00h

Syria to have new power plants

The Arab country plans on putting four new electric power plants into operation between July and August this year.

24/01/2011 at 14:47h

Energy consumption grew by 7.8% in Brazil

The increase in electric power usage in 2010 was driven mainly by the industry.

29/12/2010 at 17:48h

BNDES approves financing for Angra 3 nuclear plant

The third plant of the type in Brazil will have an installed capacity of 1,400 megawatts. The US$ 3.6 billion in credit of are equivalent to 58.6% of total investment.

16/11/2010 at 18:42h

Emerging nations to discuss hydroelectricity in Brazil

Next week, representatives from 40 different countries will be in Rio de Janeiro to discuss power generation and development through hydroelectric plant projects. Arab countries will attend.

04/11/2010 at 12:59h

The energy that comes from the sea

An institute from Rio de Janeiro develops equipment for production of electricity from the waves. Modules that are being tested also promote desalination of sea water.

17/09/2010 at 18:15h

Brazil to issue tenders for 10 plants this year

The information was supplied this Friday by the president of the Energy Research Company, Maurício Tolmasquim. The hydroelectric plants will be built in the Northeast and Midwest regions.

27/08/2010 at 13:27h

Brazil has energy to grow 7% up until 2014

Country has sufficient power to grow by 7% a year up until 2014, according to the Energy Research Company. An auction of alternative sources and reserve energy was held this week.

23/07/2010 at 12:32h

Economic growth boosts power consumption

Energy consumption in Brazil grew by nearly 10% in the first half this year, boosted by good performance across all market segments. The data were culled from the government’s Energy Research Company.

27/06/2010 at 07:00h

Eletronuclear to spend 700 million reals at Angra 3

This is the state-owned company`s expenditure forecast on resuming the nuclear plant, including assembly and foundation-laying for the reactor building. Works should be concluded by 2015.

27/05/2010 at 12:35h

Brazil should have eight nuclear energy plants by 2030

This statement was made by the Brazilian minister of Mines and Energy, Márcio Zimmermann. Three Brazilian regions are already being studied for establishment of nuclear plants.

30/04/2010 at 09:06h

Eletrobras looks into projects abroad

The company is considering developing a series of projects in other countries. The most advanced ones are Peru, Mozambique and Nicaragua, and an inquiry was also made for an operation in Egypt.

15/01/2010 at 18:00h

Petrobras inaugurates ethanol fuelled thermal-electric mill

The mill, installed in Juiz de Fora, was converted to operate using fuel alcohol. It is the first plant of the kind to operate in the world with this renewable source.