Congress discusses royalties for wind power

The National Congress has advanced in the discussions on the proposal establishing royalties of 10% on the production of energy generated by the wind, the famous wind. The demand arose from an appeal from the Northeast bank that justifies that wind plants already represent more than 50% of all electricity.

The constitutional amendment by Mr Heraclitus Forts (PSB-PI) will make the winds as a public good for the Union, that is, liable for collection. The text provides an aliquot of 10%, which will be primarily intended for States and municipalities with plants. The PEC is to be voted in the Committee on Constitution and Justice (CCJ).

Investors in the oil, gas and energy sector are opposing the proposal. According to them, winds are infinite resources without socio-environmental impacts, which would limit competition with other energy sources such as oil. The installations of the turbine towers, which would generate energy throughout the Northeast, are also being used against the project, since the wind farms would occupy vast areas with the equipment and the tourism could suffer irreparable damage.

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