The share of renewables in the energy mix of Brazil rose to 41.2% in 2015, marking an increase of 4.6% year-on-year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said on Monday in its Brazilian Energy Review 2016 report.
The report points out that renewables supplied an impressive 75.5% of the country's electricity mix.
With regard to liquid transport fuels, the country's ethanol and biodiesel achieved a penetration share of 21.4%, among the highest in the world.
The high level of renewables allowed Brazil to cut CO2 emissions to 1.56 tCO2/toe (toe = equivalent tonne of oil), about 33.6% less than the world's average of 2.34 tCO2/toe, the Ministry said.
The Brazilian Energy Review is an official document prepared by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, with the purpose of disseminating key information in the energy field.