Types of renewable energy and which are currently in use in Brazil

The use of energies such as solar and wind have gained ground amidst the fight against climate change.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the urgency to fight climate change, renewable energies have been gaining ground in public debate. Increasingly more countries are announcing plans to expand the use of renewable sources in their energy matrix, in the so-called energy transition.

The goal is to reduce the share of fossil fuels - natural gas, coal, and oil - which emit carbon dioxide when used to generate energy.

Since society's demand for energy would not drop together with the reduction in the use of these fuels, more environmentally friendly substitutes must be found, and that is where renewable energies come . . .

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