Brazil, US officials meet to discuss renewables cooperation
Solar panel. Author: Oregon Department of Transportation. License: Creative Commons
Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Eduardo Braga met on Tuesday with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Washington DC to discuss the terms of a planned cooperation between the two countries in the renewables field.
The focus of the meeting was on the development of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and smart grids.
The US has a strong interest in contributing to the expansion of solar power's share of the Brazilian energy mix, while Brazil can offer help to the North American country when it comes to biofuel technologies, according to a government press release.
The meeting follows the June agreement between the presidents of the two nations to each achieve a 20% renewables share by 2030.
Another meeting is scheduled for November, when the selected activities that fall within the Strategic Energy Dialogue (SED) are initiated.