Brazil studying incentives bill for solar energy use in rail transport

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February 6 (Renewables Now) - The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is studying a new bill that creates a programme to encourage the use of solar energy by the subway, trains and other systems on rails.

Bill 6123/19 is part of the National Policy to Encourage the Generation of Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy Connected to Electromobility Systems. The goal is to diversify the energy mix.

The bull introduces different mechanisms to support electrified transport, including an exemption from the PIS and Cofins taxes for the electricity consumed by the transport of passengers. It is now being studied by the Traffic and Transport, Mines and Energy, Finance and Taxation, and Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (CCJ) committees.

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