Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Geopolitics of Energy in Brazil

  • Cristiano Galrão Corrêa CondeEmail author
  • Julio Cesar Marques
  • Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_125


The present world has its attention focused on the energy problem, whose effects are severe within the dynamic coexistence of conflicts of interest and complexity of the energetic matrices involved. The approach of this work will be based on the National Energy Plan - 2030, elaborated by the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy, where the strategies of expansion of energy supply will be approached taking into account the energy efficiency and technological innovation involved, both in the generation as in energy consumption, within the perspective of Energy Geopolitics and sustainability


The main objective of this article is to present how energy generation and conflicts of interest are expressed, approaching the geopolitics of energy and indicating how energy and sustainability committee operates in a developing country and the need for a clear and strategic plan for objectives agreed with global committees. In Brazil, this is presented directly through the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristiano Galrão Corrêa Conde
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julio Cesar Marques
    • 2
  • Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Universitário UNIFAATAtibaiaBrazil
  2. 2.Núcleo de Estudos em Sustentabilidade e Cultura – NESC/CEPECentro Universitário UNIFAATAtibaiaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Erin Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA