Brazil faces a big challenge for the next decades to seek for solutions to meet the increasing energy services requirements and at the same time meet the criteria of cost-effectiveness, security of supply, public health, universal access and environmental sustainability. To meet these criteria significative R&D efforts should be immediately initiated to meet the energy demand predicted to 2030-2050.
The IEI's Latin American office (IEI-LA) concluded a prospective study aiming to explore suitable low-carbon energy technologies to Brazil in order to subsidize the R&D policy decision-making of the Brazilian government. The project is based on the formulation of a multicriteria analysis to rank those low-carbon technologies that are more suitable to play a role in the next decades as a strategy of climate change mitigation. The main findings subsidized the Brazilian negotiators at COP-15, the UN Climate Change Conference in 2009.
This project was commissioned by the Center for Strategic Studies and Management Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE), an entity supervised by Brazil's Ministry of Science and Technology.