This group brings together the best thinkers on energy and climate. Join us for smart, insightful posts and conversations about where the energy industry is and where it is going.

Post

Subsidies and Priorities (Brazil)

Subsidies and Priorities

The discussion, as it was put in the country, points to maintaining subsidies for solar energy. They are more conspicuous (such as tax cuts or even tax eliminations) or more hidden (such as not charging for the grid's back up).

What really intrigues me is the scale of priorities that this prevalent stance indicates.

What's most valuable to the mainstream with these tax resources - for example:

* Promoting health by ending queues in hospital corridors and even deaths

* Enabling access to non-existent sewerage for more than half of the population

* Invest in education to bring Brazil to a competitive level in relation to emerging countries.

* Achieve and maintain the price of electricity equal to that of the BRICS (which are 30% lower)

In the real world decisions are fair and expected by comparison. 

Focusing only on solar energy, of course favoring it can be good.

But the needs of the population are infinitely more important than privileging a specific source, which is not the most competitive available in the country and not even that generates more jobs compared to a list of others (100 % Made in Brazil).

Rafael Herzberg's picture

Thank Rafael for the Post!

Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.

Discussions

No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »