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Rising Powers: The New Global Reality
Brazil's Nuclear Policy
An Interview With Odair Gonçalves

On April 9, 2008, the Stanley Foundation's Keith Porter interviewed Dr. Odair Gonçalves, president of Brazil's national nuclear energy center (known by the acronym CNEN). Below is an excerpt from that interview.Gonçalves: The nuclear energy in Brazil answers for about 2.5 percent of the electrical matrix. We have plans to reach about 5 percent—5 or 6 percent around 2030, which means building about eight more nuclear reactors by 2030. We have two, and we are now building the...

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