Brazil to facilitate licence procedures for wind farms - report
Jul 8, 2014 - Brazil will simplify procedures for its environmental evaluation of wind power projects with a resolution approved recently by the National Environmental Council (Conama), the president of sector association Abeeolica, Elbia Melo, told local news site Canal Energia last week.
The wind parks have a low environmental impact and should undergo shorter and cheaper procedures to obtain a licence, she said. The procedures will not be changed for complex regions characterised by dunes, bird migration routes, mangroves and coastal areas.
The government sets general guidelines for the evaluation of wind farms, which is a responsibility of the different states. This is the main purpose of the resolution, according to Melo.
For now, wind power is the sole energy source with specific guidelines for evaluation in Brazil.
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