Water demand in Brazil may increase 80% by 2040

The demand for drinking water in Brazil may increase by almost 80% by 2040 in face of economic, demographic and climate changes. Considering only the economic and demographic growth of the coming years, Brazilians should demand 14.3 billion cubic meters of water in 2040. This figure is 43.5% higher than the amount of water that was delivered to the population in 2017.

Source: G1

Bioelectricity generation grows 5% in Brazil

The bioelectricity offer by the sugar-energy sector to the National Integrated System (SIN) grew 5% in the first half of this year. According to the bioelectricity survey released by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), it is estimated that the generation of 8,400 GWh of renewable energy has avoided the emission of 2.8 million tons of CO2. To have a similar effect it would be necessary to cultivate more than 20 million native trees over 20 years.

Source: Portal do Agronegocio

Pandemic leads 135 thousand shops to close their doors in Brazil

The retail sector counted on the closure of 135,200 stores in the second quarter, due to the crisis caused by the pandemic, according to the National Confederation of Commerce of Goods and Services (CNC). The CNC reports, the negative balance in the second quarter is equivalent to 10% of the number of commercial establishments observed before the pandemic.

Source: Valor Investe

Voltalia will build 28MW wind farm in Brazil

The French electric company Voltalia announced a contract that contemplates the development, construction and operation of a wind farm in Brazil that will supply all the production to the Japanese multinational TODA. The construction will be in Rio Grande do Norte, with about 28 MW in capacity. The wind farm will be installed, with total potential to accommodate projects with up to 2.4 GW in capacity.

Source: UOL Economia

Natura launches reverse logistics program

Natura and The Body Shop have launched a reverse logistic program on their stores. At each five empty brands packaging, the clients receive a new product. The programme is a Natura &CO investment and does not generate revenue for the group. The company states that this reverse logistics process is another way of engaging the consumer in the values (ESG) of the company, without the focus of generating direct revenue.

Source: R7