Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target: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.

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