Brazil looks to wind; French cook up a new energy future

The week in clean energy saw wind projects win in Brazil energy auctions, France set out its climate goals (including capping nuclear) and Spain tighten feed-in tariffs.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

While the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has dribbled and tackled its way through its goal-rich group phase, the country’s power sector has been stuck in crisis mode.

Low rainfall and therefore depressed production from hydropower has led to a high dependence on the spot market for thermal power. However, renewable energy developers have had reason to celebrate with wind a big winner of an auction in early June on top of having walked away with a record amount of contracted capacity in 2013.

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