Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Mines and Energy
Description:In December 2008 Brazils president signed the National Climate Change Plan (PNMC) into effect. The Plan largely focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, and contains targets fore cutting deforestation, and establishing funding mechanisms and financial incentives to achieve the aim of reducing Amazon deforestation by over half by 2017. The Plan does also contain provisions regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy. It seeks to increase energy efficiency across various sectors of the economy in line with best practice and to maintain the high renewable energy mix in Brazils transport and electricity sectors. In energy efficiency, a national energy efficiency action plan is envisaged, that will aim to reduce electricity consumption 10% by 2030. The replacement of old refrigerators, one million per year for ten years, is also outlined. The Plan also aims to reduce non-technical losses in electricity distribution at a rate of 1000 GWh per year for the next ten years. Improved energy efficiency in industry, transport and buildings are also advocated. In terms of renewable energy, the Plan seeks to increase the share of electricity generated from wind and sugarcane bagasse plants, add a number of hydroelectric projects to the electricity network, expand the solar PV industry and exploit it for rural electrification. Electricity produced from cogeneration, mainly from sugarcane bagasse, is to make up 11.4% of the countrys electricity supply by 2030. In the residential sector, the Plan also seeks to stimulate the use of solar water heaters and investigate how to facilitate energy production from solid waste. The National Climate Change Plan also foresees an increase in the use of biofuels. It encourages industrial users to increase their average annual consumption of ethanol by 11% in the next ten years, and envisages implementing a 5% biodiesel blending requirement from 2010 rather than 2013 as previously planned.

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