Brazil: Energy Options and Current Outlook

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  14 Apr 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4338, pp. 158-164
DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4338.158


Brazil's energy options and current outlook are examined, and a summary of known reserves of fossil and renewable energy resources is given. Brazil has abundant renewable energy resources but very modest reserves of fossil fuels. Consequently, the emphasis in the future will have to be on the utilization of solar energy, hydroelectric power, and biomass in a program designed to preserve local traditions and culture.