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Brazil’s Drought Pressures Power Grid, Boosting Case for Renewables—and Fossil Fuels


The sunshine and breezes that make Brazil’s beaches a tourist destination have also drawn a large share of the world’s investment in solar and wind power to the country in recent years. Project developers are hoping that a drought that is sapping Brazil’s usually reliable supply of hydropower will spur further growth.

In the latest illustration of the challenges involved in cutting greenhouse gases, the same drought is pushing up fossil-fuel consumption too.



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