Brazil can be a protagonist in this new international energy policy due to the fact that it has extensive experience in technology for the development of biofuels, in addition to having favorable conditions for planting for the production of biofuels. The theme that encompasses the development and expansion of biofuels has gained strength and has become the topic of the Brazilian presidential agenda since Lula’s first government. The government actions go beyond the continuous search to ensure a prominent position for the State in the global energy scenario.
The government initiatives to expand biofuels commercial activities, to sign international agreements for technology transfer, to jointly attempt to turn biofuels into hard commodities, to jointly make efforts to create an international environment for biofuels marketing demonstrate that the Brazilian international energy policy has been a governmental priority. The main objective of this article is to discuss the possibility of Brazil becoming a leading actor in the world energy policy.
The article discusses also three key problems for achieving the Brazilian State purpose to become an energy superpower: the denationalization of sugarcane industries in the country, mergers of Brazilian companies with international enterprises for ethanol production, and the activities of foreign companies in the energy sector within the Brazilian territory.
Leia o artigo:
LUCENA, Andréa Freire; SANTOS, Murillo Machado. Brazil: a world energy superpower?. Meridiano 47, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 152, p. 29-36, dec. 2015.
Andréa Freire de Lucena é Professora da graduação em Ciências Econômicas e do mestrado em Ciência Política da Universidade Federal de Goiás – UFG (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Murillo Machado dos Santos é Bacharel em Relações Internacionais pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás – PUC-GO (email@example.com).