Brazil’s ethanol and RE use compensates for increased deforestation GHG emissions in 2018

November 6, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country uses enough ethanol and other renewable energy that its carbon emissions has remained stable over the past year despite the ongoing deforestation that plagues its green reputation with just a 0.3% increase in 2018 over 2017. The energy sector’s emissions dropped 5% while deforestation’s rose 3.6%, but even with increased ethanol consumption in 2019, the speed of deforestation has picked up so much this year that ethanol’s contribution isn’t likely to be enough to compensate.

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