Greenpeace says wind, solar, biomass power may account for 92% of Brazilian energy production in 2050
Aug 28, 2013 - The wind, solar and biomass power may account for 92% of Brazilian electricity production in 2050, according to the third edition of The Energy [R]evolution report of Greenpeace released yesterday.
When considered the wind, solar and biomass power production for electricity, industrial and transport sector needs, this share will stand at 66.5% in 2050. According to the report, Brazil will be able to handle 396 GW via wind, solar, biomass and small hydropower projects in 2050.
According to Greenpeace, currently this scenario is at risk due to the wrong decisions of the federal government, which has embraced dirty energy sources such as coal, Ricardo Baitelo, coordinator of the Climate and Energy Campaign of Greenpeace Brasil. According to him, the perfect would be a balance between hydroelectric, wind and solar in 2050.
Also according to the report, Brazil may stop producing nuclear power, fuel oil and coal-based electricity and avoid the construction of new large dams in the Amazon by 2040.