A sustainable electricity blueprint for Brazil

3 de dezembro de 2006

With more aggressive policies for reducing power waste at both the production and the consumption level and promoting new renewable energy sources, Brazil could cut by 38% the projected power generation growth by 2020 – equal to a saving of 293 TWh, avoidance of 74.6 GW of installed capacity and a saving of US$ 15 billion. In turn, this would create up to 8 million new jobs and stabilise Brazil’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that contribute to global warming to 2004 levels by 2020. These are the main conclusions of the report "A sustainable electricity blueprint for Brazil"