MSU Presents: Jennifer Eaglin Going Nuclear: Nuclear Energy and Diversifying Brazilian Energy Infrastructure during the Military Dictatorship
March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jennifer Eaglin will introduce Brazilian nuclear energy history from an environmental perspective. She argues that Brazil’s abundant natural resources were critical to legitimizing the controversial establishment of the industry but also undermined the country’s nuclear energy ambitions in the debates about the industry’s place in the country’s energy infrastructure. Through an examination of Brazilian dependence on water to advance their nuclear ambitions, Eaglin questions the foundations of Brazilian energy diversification efforts of the era and connections to energy strategies today.