Bolsonaro Revives Plan to Build Large-Scale Hydroelectric Dams in the Amazon

The power plants are long-standing ambitions of the electricity sector, but they have not progressed so far due to their severe environmental impact and the issue of indigenous lands.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a six-year auction hiatus for the supply of large hydroelectric power plants in the Amazon region, president Jair Bolsonaro has decided that it is time to restart building power plants in the area.

The plan surfaced on Wednesday, August 21st, during the announcement of a package of new privatizations, concessions, and auctions that the government intends to hold in the coming years.

In the list of projects that the government intends to . . .

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