Our independence in conducting discussions with all sectors of society, leads to specific answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What is energy transition?

Energy transition is characterized by a set of changes in the patterns of production and use of energy in society, caused by the greater penetration of renewables in the global energy matrix. The main vectors of this transition are the reduction of the costs of the renewable generation technologies and energy storage, as well as the engagement of governments and the global financial system to mitigate climate change. The bases for an energy transition include the modernization of market designs and business models, the advance of digitalization and the development of technologies associated with energy.

Why talk about energy transition?

In addition to structuring development, energy is one of the engines of the global economy. Due to its pioneering role in the generation of low carbon energy, Brazil has a vocation to position itself as a leader of the transition. Decisions taken today, in Brazil and in the world, will produce long-term effects. It is fundamental that the decisions are made based on sound scientific knowledge and through broad, inclusive, plural and independent dialogues to enhance both the systemic evolution and the integrated, dynamic and efficient energy evolution in Brazil.

What are the challenges of the Brazilian energy transition?

The energy transition concerns a profound process of transformation in the economic, social and political structures of the country. The main Brazilian challenge in this process is to equalize the different visions, needs and priorities so that this transformation is possible within the technical and economic principles and with benefits for all society. The challenge is to identify and seek pragmatic answers about what challenges need to be overcome, which tasks are fundamental, and what are the economically efficient and specific solutions to these issues.

How does the work methodology of the E+ Institute operate?

The E+ Institute team interacts with stakeholders and experts from all the sectors involved in energy transition in Brazil and worldwide. In this interaction, studies based on sound technical and scientific knowledge are produced, collected and made available, which support the decision making. At the same time, the E+ Panel, which consists of renowned experts, identifies and discusses the fundamental issues of energy transition in order to formulate and anticipate long-term solutions.

Who finances the E+ Energy Transition Institute?

E+ Institute is financed by funds from international foundations and organizations raised by the Institute for Climate and Society, which is a philanthropic organization that allocates resources from funders to initiatives aimed at discussing energy transition, among other topics.

What guarantees the independence of E+ Energy Transition Institute?

Because it is not subordinated to companies or to the government, the E+ Institute operates impartially and independently, always supported in the plurality of views, in the dialogue, and in the scientific rigor as a basis for development.


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