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NICARAGUA: ENERGY-HUNGRY COUNTRY OPTS FOR LARGE-SCALE HYDRO DAM

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Title: NICARAGUA: ENERGY-HUNGRY COUNTRY OPTS FOR LARGE-SCALE HYDRO DAM
Author: NotiCen
Subject(s): fossil fuels
dependence
electricity
hydroelectricity
conventional
social
environment
drawback
plant
oil
prices
blackouts
supply
crisis
renewable
project
access
grip
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECLAC
foreign
investors
wind
geothermal
Amayo wind park
reserves
Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
MARENA
Tumarin
Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras
Eletrobras
Centrales Hidroelectricas de Centroamerica
CHC
Rio Grande de Matagalpa
native species
biodiversity
ecosystem
relocation
International Union for Conservation of Nature
IUCN
Copalar
Casa de la Mujer
Daniel Ortega
Bocana de Paiwas
RAAS
Abstract: In an effort to diversify its heavily fossil-fuel-dependent electricity sector and at the same time meet rising demand, Nicaragua is putting its eggs in the hydroelectricity basket, opting for conventional large-scale dams despite growing international awareness about their social and environmental drawbacks.
Date: 2010-03-18
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11656

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