Brazil’s renewable power sector continues to show strong growth. However, the wider political and economic scene is increasingly having an effect on the variables that have made Brazilian renewables so successful. A series of corruption allegations involving Brazil’s president has disrupted government funding, and the country is now officially in a recession due to a reduction in commodity exports to China; the underlying low productivity and low investment rate of Brazilian industry; and limits to spending by heavily indebted consumers.

FTI Intelligence analyzes the consequences of these political and economic circumstances on the renewables industry in this Spark – Energy Insight Political Storm Clouds Threaten Brazil’s Renewables Boom.

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