Both Dr. Rodrigues and Professor Trindade agree, however, that Brazil should no longer prioritise fossil thermoelectric plants but instead focus on other renewables, such as biomass, solar, and wind, which are cheaper than thermoelectric plants. When it comes to solar energy, Professor Trindade advocates the use of photovoltaic systems markets, which is a renewable source that has been growing lately.
The hope for a clean energy matrix is overshadowed by poverty and the lack of access to energy in some regions of the world, though. According to Professor Trindade, there are 789 million people without access to electricity worldwide, representing 10% of the global population. Eighty-two thousand families live in remote communities in the Amazon Basin with no access to electricity. In this regard, Professor Delgado also pointed out that there is still a lot to be done regarding the rainforests, the flotation, and other issues, especially on bringing energy to the poorest population in Brazil. This is something that Brazilians still need to address appropriately.
All in all, we can draw some conclusions from these videos. No overnight transformation is feasible when it comes to the energy transition. A sustainable solution must begin to reckon with the root causes of energy mismanagement in Brazil. Despite counting on a greener energy matrix compared to most countries in the world, Brazil still lacks a forward-looking strategy. Brazil's policies regarding energy transition and energy fuels depend on the political will of the moment. However, the pursuit of clean energy is not a one-off affair but a continuous process. Right now, it is not unreasonable to believe that Brazil is simply treading water.
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