ABB signs $20m deal to upgrade Brazilian power systems

The firm will deploy technology to upgrade the nation’s transmission and distribution network

Brazilian election front-runner commits to stay in Paris Agreement

Jair Bolsonaro previously suggested he would consider leaving the international climate obligation

Brazil allows 172.8MW of new wind capacity to enter operational stages

The eight facilities have received approval to begin either commercial operations or testing stages

Amazon’s mangroves ‘store twice as much carbon as rainforest regions’

Researchers say protecting these wetlands could play a significant role in preventing climate change

Brazil awards licences for 2.1GW of new power

The wind sector bought more than 1.2GW of new capacity, spread across 48 infrastructure projects

Renewables powered 88% of Brazil in June

Hydropower is still the country’s main source of energy, creating 63.7% of the month’s electricity

First certified solar bond lands in Brazil

The bond will be used to finance distributed solar power projects across the country

New scheme aims to make Brazilian cities more energy efficient

It is expected to create new markets in the areas of efficient street lighting and industrial energy efficiency

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras’ boss resigns amid protests

Lorry drivers took part in a strike, which ended last week, against diesel prices which led to major shortages across the country

IFC provides $200m for Brazilian port’s power plant

The funding will help develop, build and operate a thermal power plant in the Port of Sergipe