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Brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, trailing only China, and the country depends on hydroelectricity for more than 75% of its electric power supply. (shown in the graph below.
Brazil is the 8th largest total energy consumer and 10th largest producer in the world.
To address the country's dependence on oil imports and surplus of sugar cane, the government implemented policies to encourage ethanol production and consumption beginning in the 1970s.
The world's largest oil discoveries in recent years have come from Brazil's offshore, presalt basins.
Brazil has the third-largest electricity sector in the Americas, behind the United States and Canada.
Brazil is currently experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, which has contributed to electricity blackouts in many Brazilian regions.
Brazil has spent more than $5 billion to subsidize electric utilities replacing lost hydroelectric generation with fossil fuel-fired generation, including large amounts of liquefied natural gas. (which is shown in the graph in the recent increase in fossil fuels)
Brazil was the largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in South America in 2013.

Brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, trailing only China, and the country depends on hydroelectricity for more than 75% of its electric power supply. (shown in the graph below.
Brazil is the 8th largest total energy consumer and 10th largest producer in the world.
To address the country's dependence on oil imports and surplus of sugar cane, the government implemented policies to encourage ethanol production and consumption beginning in the 1970s.
The world's largest oil discoveries in recent years have come from Brazil's offshore, presalt basins.
Brazil has the third-largest electricity sector in the Americas, behind the United States and Canada.
Brazil is currently experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, which has contributed to electricity blackouts in many Brazilian regions.
Brazil has spent more than $5 billion to subsidize electric utilities replacing lost hydroelectric generation with fossil fuel-fired generation, including large amounts of liquefied natural gas. (which is shown in the graph in the recent increase in fossil fuels)
Brazil was the largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in South America in 2013.

Energy mix of Brazil…...

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