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Gas and Coal To Replace Hydropower in Brazil, Pollution to Follow

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The Brazilian government is seeking to award contracts in an auction tomorrow for natural gas- and coal-fueled power plants, reversing a drive that previously favored renewable-energy projects. It would lead to the first new thermal plants in three years, after the government scaled back such projects and awarded wind contracts starting in 2009 and solar energy earlier this year.

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Gas and Coal To Replace Hydropower in Brazil, Pollution to Follow

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