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IIRSA and Energy Connectivity in the Amazon: Can infrastructure solve energy poverty in the region?

@inproceedings{Monroe2012IIRSAAE,
  title={IIRSA and Energy Connectivity in the Amazon: Can infrastructure solve energy poverty in the region?},
  author={K. Monroe},
  year={2012}
}
Dams function as a major source of electricity for Brazil, and are also vital parts of energy systems in other Amazonian countries. Governments and infrastructure groups, such as the Initiative for the Regional Integration of South America (IIRSA), have planned to build more dams and expand development to improve transport, energy, and communications across the continent. This paper explores these infrastructure goals and focuses on the challenge of energy poverty in rural areas of the… Expand

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