Brazil: Use of firewood in houses hits 2009 level due to high price of cooking gas

The growth of firewood in the residential energy matrix accompanies Brazilians' loss of purchasing power.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians used 24 million tons of firewood as an energy source in their homes in 2021. It is the highest level since 2009, according to data from EPE (Energy Research Company).

Last year, the source represented 26% of the residential energy matrix. It was second only to electricity (45.4%). LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or "cooking gas" represented 23% of the total.

The growth trajectory of firewood follows . . .

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