Alternative energy strategies for abatement of carbon emissions in Brazil---a cost-benefit analysis. E.L. La Rovere, L.F.L. Legey and J.D.G. Miguez. Energy Policy, November 1994, 22 (11), 914--924.

The main results of a study on the cost of abatement of CO2 emissions are summarized. Using a linear programming model for Brazil's energy sector, three scenarios for energy production and use and three possible futures are discussed for activity of the Brazilian economy to --- 2010 and 2025. It is concluded that the abatement scenario would require, on the supply side of the Brazilian energy balance, increased amounts of hydropower, ethanol and biomass, plus wood and charcoal from reforestation programmes. 18 refs.

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