Morales says Bolivia to develop atomic power


Bolivian President Evo Morales is vowing to bring nuclear power to his country and to boost hydroelectric generation and such other energy sources as wind and solar. In remarks received skeptically by energy experts and green advocates, Morales in late October said his country is “not so far” from having nuclear power. The goal, he said, is to wean Bolivia from its main fuel source, natural gas. “If the gas runs out within fifty years, what energy will Bolivia live on?” he said, forecasting opposition from “fundamentalist ecologists, who sometimes aren’t interested in producing more energy.” Morales said Bolivia is working with France and Argentina to lay nuclear plans. France’s ambassador to Bolivia, Michel Pinard, downplayed France’s role. “In reality, on this subject we limited... [Log in to read more]

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