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Brazil’s Bolsonaro enacts law benefiting coal industry in Santa Catarina

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bill had been presented early in Bolsonaro's term, but was only passed by the Senate in mid-December last year with the support of the Santa Catarina caucus.

Despite the renewal of the authorization for this thermoelectric plant (coal-fired), the new law establishes the PTJ (Fair Transition Policy), focused on clean energy and the reduction of pollutants. It also establishes an energy transition program (TEJ) to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.

The government's support base in Congress agreed to give Santa Catarina more time to prepare for the end of coal-fired . . .

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