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    Brazil Needs to Retool its Energy Efficiency Efforts in Industry

    By Keith R | August 28, 2009

    Topics: Energy Efficiency | No Comments »

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    The focus of action of Brazilian government initiatives regarding energy efficiency in industry needs to be adjusted, and if done properly, could result in annual savings as high as R$6.8 billion per year.

    This is one of the conclusions of the report Energy Efficiency in Industry: What Has Been Done in Brazil, Opportunities to Reduce Costs and the International Experience, presented at a seminar yesterday co-hosted by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and Brazil’s state-controlled utility Eletrobrás. The study evaluated 217 energy efficiency projects in 13 industrial sectors in Brazil over the last ten years and existing government priorities and funding regarding energy efficiency in industry.  It also identified further opportunities for improving energy efficiency and possible existing barriers to exploiting these opportunities, and successful programs used in 13 other countries and the European Union (EU).

    Some of of the key findings of the report:

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