Electric buses roll out in São Paulo

The BYD buses are scheduled to enter operations in March 2019

Petrobras sells Brazilian oil and gas stakes worth $823m

The firm said the sales mark a shift in focus to investments in Brazilian deepwater

New 162MW solar energy plant powers up in Brazil

It is expected to produce enough electricity for around 170,000 households every year

Foreign Office spending funds to promote fracking in China

New analysis also found around £2m of funding supported 16 projects in the oil and gas industry in various nations between 2016 and 2018

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