A survey on energy policies adopted in Brazil reveals that 85% of locals want more investments to be directed towards the renewable energy sector.

About 6% of the respondents did not have an opinion on the matter.

Conducted by national research agency DataSenado in collaboration with the University of Columbia, the study also shows that 54% of the respondents agreed completely and 23% agreed partially that the Brazilian government should use part of the money collected from taxes to finance solar and wind projects.

More than half of the people questioned, 68%, agree that energy producers should be required to invest in renewable energy sources, even if this means an increase in the electricity bill.

Also, the survey gathered public opinion on hydropower plants (HPP), a major source of energy in the country, and nuclear energy. Regarding HPPs, 35% of the interviewees said the government should not invest in that source anymore. When asked about nuclear energy, 65% voiced their concerns on that area.

Opinions for the report were collected from 1,166 Brazilians over the age of 16.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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