Brazil energy sector worries aluminum industry

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By Reese Ewing SAO PAULO, May 22 (Reuters) - Major aluminum producers said on Tuesday they are increasingly worried that production growth in Brazil could slow as a result of insufficient expansion in the country's hydroelectric energy generation. Brazil's aluminum industry, including multinationals such as Alcoa and BHP Billiton , produced 1.6 million tonnes of the shiny metal in 2006, up 7 percent from 2005. Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA), a subsidiary of Brazil's Votorantim ...

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