Brazil maintains gas emission level

This week, data from the Greenhouse Gases (SEEG) showed that Brazilian greenhouse gas emissions were virtually stable in 2018 compared to the previous year, with only an increase of 0.3%.

Brazil, which is the seventh largest polluter on the planet, is still tends to increase this number. According to data from the deforestation (Deter), of the National Institute of Space Research (Inpe), this occurs due to increased forest felling.

Moreover, due to the latest events of the fires, Brazil should not meet the 2020 target of reducing the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, provided for by the national law on climate change. 

Energy sector emissions fell by 5% and the explanation is the sharp increase in the use of biofuels and the increase in renewable energy in the electrical generation. “It rained a lot, the hydroelectric plants were very triggered in detriment of fossil thermal power plants. So it was the first time that non-hydro sources overcame fossils in the electric matrix,” he explained Felipe Barcellos e Silva, project analyst at the Energy and Middle Institute Environment (IEMA).

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