Topic: Renewable Energy
Delegate: Isabella Beckhorn
School: Williamston High School
Renewable energy has been the focus of countries around the world. Specifically in Latin America, Brazil is almost balanced on its use of renewable and non renewable energy. Thankfully, Brazil is moving towards relying less on gas and oil and more on hydroelectricity. How can we further this research and find ways to maintain energy that is beneficial to our planet? This is a question asked by engineers and scientists all over the world.
Brazil has always had a large portion of their energy hydro, because it is a very water based country. Recently, Brazil committed to expand non-hydro electricity renewables to 20% by 2030. In 2013 Brazil launched a ten year project to expand energy capacity. While Brazil had a struggle with funds the following year, they eventually got back on track. Brazil is well developed in hydro and renewable that represent more than 39% of its overall internal energy supply. The EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness index ranked Brazil ninth out of 40 countries. It was the best ranked in Latin America.
Brazil thinks countries should look for better ways to create reliable energy. Starting with reduction of non-renewable energy sources. Brazil thinks these would also allow countries to prosper economically. Generating renewable energy produces no greenhouse gas because there is no use of fossil fuels. It also reduces types of air pollution, a problem in many countries major cities. Brazil believes this will help countries reduce dependence on imported fuels, though countries who trade these fossil fuels may need to remake their trade deals as unreliance could hurt their economies. Overall Brazil believes this will benefit the world as it slows down climate change and provides a more reliable source of energy.
- Isabella Beckhorn