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  • Created on: 17-01-13 10:39
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  • Energy Souces on Brazil
    • Wind
      • 7,500km of coastline
        • Potetnial of 300GW of energy (Will require 100 m turbines 100GW if not.)
      • Currently 1200MW of energy follwing investment of R$4.6 billion.
        • Soon an additional 1800MW
          • Will create 10,660 jobs both directly and indirectly
          • Potetnial of 300GW of energy (Will require 100 m turbines 100GW if not.)
      • Cheaper than natural gas due to auctioning of pojects
        • Fastest growing with 500% increase from 2006-2011
    • Solar
      • 80% tax discount to utility companies if they provide energy from solar
      • High solar insolation levels in south
      • Only 1 solar plant at 1MW plan to add 1MW
        • Expensive as solar componants have to be imported
    • Ethanol
      • Produced 2.4 billion litres in 2010
        • Last 30 years have avoided emmiting 800 million tonnes.
      • Promotes family farming
        • Deforestation need for land
      • Mixed with oil to subtitute it over 50% of cars in the country are this (flex-fuel)
    • Oil/Natural gas
      • Found large reserves ofshore.
        • Cretates little infrastrcuure and jobs due to extracted by foreign companies.
        • Chevron had to pay R$300 million in 2011 as compensation for an oil spill.
      • Natrual gas is to be used domestically
      • Oil is expensive so exported
  • Promotes family farming
    • Deforestation need for land

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