The government of Goiás is working to make possible the implementation of 182 SHPs, in projects in the state approved or in progress at Aneel. Together, these projects add up to 3,659 MW of power and about R$18 billion ($2.14 bn) in investments.
Aneel’s general management authorised the company Ciranda Energias Renováveis to implement and operate the Xaxado 1, 2 and 3 photovoltaic plants under the Electricity Self-Production regime, adding 96 MW of capacity in the municipality of São José do Belmonte (PE).
Brazilian sugarcane ethanol is recognised as a biofuel to promote renewable energy. This means that Brazilian ethanol is one of the most greenhouse gas (GHG) reducing fuels compared to fossil fuels. This classification is given through the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), an environmental directive on renewable energy and which forms part of European Union legislation.
Cellulose production in Brazil totalled 5.19 million tons from April to June, up 5% over the same period in 2019, according to preliminary data released by the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá). Raw material exports rose 4.5% in the same comparison, to 4.1 million tonnes, while apparent consumption rose 5.7%, to 1.125 million tonnes.
The new Gas Law could generate 4 million jobs in 5 years, halving the price of fuel and adding 0.5% growth in Brazilian GDP per year over the next 10 years. In this scenario, the country can triple the national industrial production from gas, resuming the manufacture of products imported today and gaining competitiveness in exports.
The agricultural sector opened 86,200 jobs from January to July this year, according to an analysis by the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) based on data from the Cadastro Geral de Empregados e Desempregados (Caged). According to CNA, these vacancies were opened mainly in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, and Bahia.
The Brazilian government has zero-rated import tax on more than a dozen solar power generation equipment, a move that follows the elimination of tariffs on other components of the sector announced in July. The exemption is expected to reduce short term costs for the installation of solar enterprises in Brazil. The zero rate is valid until December 2021 for equipment, added to the list of so-called “ex-tariffs.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the richest in species diversity and also one of the most threatened on the planet. In the period between 2018 and 2019, 71% of deforestation in the Atlantic Forest occurred in less than 3% of the municipalities in the biome (3,429). In total, about 400 cities deforested the native forest in that period. The champion municipality for deforestation between 2018 and 2019 was Manoel Emídio (PI), with 879 hectares.
The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is studying a model for the concession of forests in the Amazon to the private sector. The objective of the institution is to arrive at a model that provides for the development of the region with environmental preservation. A bridge of opportunity with the concession of forests would be the creation of carbon credits.
Hydroelectric power generation grew 12.9% in the first half of August compared to the same period last year. The source showed average generation of 42,405 MW, compared to 37,568 MW in 2019. Wind power and photovoltaic plants grew by 6.5% and 26.9% respectively in the period between 01 and 15/08, compared to the same period in 2019.