TITLE

Brazil's Goal: Getting from Wind 10% of All Its Energy in a Decade

AUTHOR(S)
Santos, Aurea
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Brazzil;Feb2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the development of wind energy in Brazil. Currently, hydroelectric plants account for 70% of the electricity generated in the country and rest 30% comes from other sources like wind. Brazil is planning to increase the percentage of wind energy up to 20% by 2022. The federal government established the Incentive Program for Alternative Sources of Electric Energy in 2004 to increase the share of wind energy.
ACCESSION #
65440607

 

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