IEA contribution to Brazilian government report deepens insights on energy efficiency
31 January 2020
The International Energy Agency has made a notable contribution to a new energy efficiency report by the Brazilian government’s energy policy research office, highlighting the cooperation between the two organisations in this important field.
The Energy Research Office (EPE), which supports Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy through studies and research on energy planning, today released its Atlas of Energy Efficiency in Brazil – Indicators Report. The study tracks progress on energy efficiency in key sectors of the country's economy. In addition to highlighting recent activity, it includes a retrospective view on the evolution of policies and trends over the past few decades. This is the EPE’s third dedicated energy efficiency monitoring report.
This year, the report contains a new international benchmarking chapter, developed jointly with the IEA. The chapter compares energy efficiency indicators for the industrial, residential and transport sectors in Brazil with those of other selected countries. It provides insights into factors affecting consumption levels and patterns in each sector, offering a deeper understanding of how to advance energy efficiency in Brazil and other countries.
The analysis is the result of close cooperation between the IEA and EPE, reflecting the value of detailed technical exchanges in helping inform decision-making. In 2019, Brazil became the first country in Latin America that is not a member of the IEA to complete the Agency’s efficiency indicators questionnaire. This enabled the IEA to include Brazil in its annual publication of energy efficiency indicator highlights, and the related database. (Brazil is one of eight IEA Association countries, which work closely with the Agency on important energy issues.)
The cooperation on the Atlas of Energy Efficiency and on data and statistics represents a milestone in the relationship between the two institutions. It signals the opportunities that continued cooperation can provide to advance energy efficiency for the benefit of citizens and the economy. The IEA looks forward to continuing to collaborate with Brazil, which is a priority country in the Agency’s Clean Energy Transitions Programme.