April 26, 2017

Catavento participates in Germany debate on energy transition

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) invited some experts to discuss energy transition in Latin America; Catavento represents Brazil

Germany, current G20 president, elected the energy transition (or Energiewende, in German) as one of its main pillars of action. In this context, he country promoted an international conference on the subject – Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 – between March 20th and 23rd  2017, with global energy sector  representatives

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), on behalf of the Regional Program for Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America, invited some experts from the region to join the meeting. Clarissa Lins represented Brazil, together with representatives from Mexico and Argentina and discussed the challenges of the energy transition in Brazil.

Despite the fact that it already has a large share of renewable energy in its energy matrix (41% in 2015), Brazil has committed to increase this share to 45% by 2030 in the Paris Agreement – an intention that has to be achieved in a growing energy demand scenario. The challenges are to increase the participation of new renewables – wind and solar – considering the trend of reduced hydroelectricity participation. On the other hand, Brazil also intends to use its bioenergy resources, maintaining the 18% share in this energy matrix.

The debate promoted by the KAS Regional Program benefited from comparisons and lessons learned from the German energy transition model, in which the increase on the renewables share aims to compensate for reduced nuclear power generation.

To see the presentation made by Catavento, click here