Brazil's Energy Mix

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  • Brazil's Energy Mix
    • HEP = 29% (2010)
      • Renewable
      • Large river system
      • Construction Jobs
      • Unreliable rainfall
      • Destructive to Rainforest
        • Methane
      • Affects whole river - sediment
      • Methane
      • Reduce risk of flooding
      • Ecosystems affected e.g. zebra fish
      • Still water = mosquitoes = malaria
      • Danger of collapse
    • Wind
      • Renewable and clean
      • Long coastline
      • Highlands
      • Trade winds and prevailing winds change direction seasonally = where?
      • Small scale energy production
      • Can still farm land
      • Eyesore
      • Relatively cheap to maintain
      • Intermittent Wind
      • Cannot  store
    • Solar
      • Renweable and clean
      • Bottom-up
        • Caa reach rural areas
      • Where?
      • small scale energy production
      • Tropical Climate
      • Production of PV panels = environemntally damaging
    • Oil = 39% (2010)
      • Greenhouse Gases
      • 40yrs left
      • 7000m below ground, 5000m of rock = expensive to extract
      • Large reserves
      • Easy to transport
      • Safer than nuclear
      • Political, economic and military pressures
    • Biofuel
      • Food Prices Rise
      • Bioproduct of sugar cane production
      • Clean and renewable
      • Fertilisers and pesticides = damaging to the environment
      • Fuel Flex Cars
      • Land needed
      • Methane
      • Infastructure
      • Monocultures
      • Cheap to produce
    • Natural Gas = 7% (2010)
      • Cleanest of fossil fuels
      • Burns cleaner than petrol when used as a fuel
      • Non renweable
      • Contains large amounts of methane
      • Good alternative to oil
      • Demand is growing in Brazil
      • Safe
      • Political, economic and military pressures
    • Nuclear - 1% (2010)
      • Dangerous
      • Lots of energy produced
      • Radiactive material - storage and disposal
      • Can leave vast areas uninhabitable

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