Energy Efficiency 2018
Analysis and outlooks to 2040
Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) programme findings and work
Brazil’s energy system will be facing challenges in the years to come with a projected rise in GDP of 84%. However, by adopting the cost effective policies of the Efficient World Strategy, Brazil could keep emissions at today’s levels and save USD 9 billion in annual household expenditure on energy.
The Efficient World Scenario opportunities could be unlocked in the transport sector through the improvement of fuel efficiency by 27% and an increase in the market share of EVs from 0% to 31%.
Fuel efficiency standards could also be a potential solution as average passenger vehicle efficiency in Brazil is still 24% lower than in the EU.
In the industry sector, savings are mainly in the pulp and paper, and iron and steel manufacturing sectors where energy intensity could improve by 40%. This could be achieved in the iron and steel sector with an increase in metal recycling and the use of electric arc furnaces. For example the recycling rate of scrap metal in Brazil is 20% compared with a rate of 58% in North America.
The E4 Programme is working with Brazil on supporting the development and review of the national energy efficiency action plan. This has included a national workshop on the role of energy efficiency in the further decarbonisation of Brazil's energy system and how it can support economic and social development, and a workshop on energy efficiency policies for Brazil to identify high-impact policies.
The E4 Programme has also conducted an energy efficiency training week for Latin American junior policymakers in Brazil, as well as conducting webinars in industry and buildings.
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