Special customs regime for the Oil & Gas industry in Brazil

The special Brazilian customs regime REPETRO allows companies to import specific equipments to be used in research and exploitation of oil and natural gas fields, with the exemption of federal taxes such as the following: II – Import tax; IPI – Excise tax; PIS – Contribution to the social inclusion program; COFINS – Contribution toContinue reading “Special customs regime for the Oil & Gas industry in Brazil”

Climate fund for renewable energy in Brazil

The Climate Fund was created through the Brazilian Law 12.114 of 09/12/2012 and regulated by the Decree 7.343 of 26/10/2010 as an instrumento for the National Policy for Climate Change. The fund is tied to the Ministry of Environment and is meant to garantee resources for projects or studies and financing initiatives that foresees mitigationContinue reading “Climate fund for renewable energy in Brazil”

IDB’s clean energy ranking in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) through its Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN), in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance have recently published the executive summary of the Climatescope, the first annual ranking on Clean Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report highlights market data and new opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors on cleanContinue reading “IDB’s clean energy ranking in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Regulatory mark for grid connected generation in Brazil

The national agency for electric energy of Brazil ANEEL has approved in April 2012 the Normative Resolution 482 for grid connected up to 1 MW renewable energy generation projects. Please follow the link for ANEEL Normative Resolution 482 available in Portuguese.

Brazil – Japan Energy Saving Solutions

On its second visit to Curitiba, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) had a reception at the Federation of Industries of the State of ParanĂ¡ for the Japan – Brazil Energy Saving Solutions Seminar. Along with the organization, many Japanese companies presented their portfolio of products and investment interests in Brazil, some of them consideringContinue reading “Brazil – Japan Energy Saving Solutions”