Renewables could meet ‘84% of Brazil’s power needs’

Brazil could meet 84% of its electricity needs through renewable sources by 2024. The country is expected to install 173GW of green energy capacity during the same period. A report approved by […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Brazil could meet 84% of its electricity needs through renewable sources by 2024.

The country is expected to install 173GW of green energy capacity during the same period.

A report approved by the Brazilian Government revealed hydropower would provide the highest amount of power (57%) by 2024, with a capacity of 117GW.

Wind power would generate 11.5% of energy. That’s 23.9GW of installed capacity.

According to the report, small hydropower, biomass and solar would account for 32.6GW – 15.8% of total generation.

It also stated five million barrels of oil are expected to be produced per day.

Around two million barrels are forecast to be exported every day.