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Electric flow

By Tom Azzopardi Few regions are as rich in energy resources as South America – from huge rivers, massive reserves of fossil fuels and significant potential for solar and wind power – but converting these into competitive and reliable electricity supplies is often far from simple. In Brazil, Argentina and Chile, changing climatic conditions, badly designed public policies and growing environmentalism have undermined the power sector’s attempts to expand in line with the needs of their economies. But others, like Colombia and Peru, through long-term planning and diversifying supplies, have been able to provide their industries with the energy to grow. […]
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