Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91039
Authors: 
Barros, Pedro Silva
Schutte, Giorgio Romano
Pinto Luiz Fernando Sanná
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1725
Abstract (Translated): 
The objective of this paper is to analyze the implications of the economic, strategic and political transformation of the Brazilian energetic scenario, considering their possible impact on the country's international insertion. For this purpose, a global energy outlook will be presented, which discusses the role of key players in the sector recent developments in oil prices and the participation of the different energy sources in global supply. Subsequently, the article will analyze the geopolitical importance of oil, nuclear and ethanol industries evolution in Brazil, highlighting trends and debates in each segment. The analysis concludes that the effort to avoid energy constraints to the development process, besides having achieved diversification of the energetic matrix and self-sufficiency, started off relevant institutional and technological progress in the various energy industries, which created the conditions that, currently, made the country emerge as a relevant net energy exporter.
Subjects: 
Energy
Brazil
Oil
Ethanol
Nuclear
JEL: 
Q48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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