Wind Energy – Brazil
Energy giant Shell plc is seeking environmental permits to develop its first offshore wind farms along the coast of Brazil as the company pushes to speed its transition away from fossil fuels.
The oil major proposes to build six projects with a combined capacity of 17 gigawatts, which would rival the output of 15 nuclear reactors.
It applied for permits earlier this week with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, according to Gabriela Oliveira, Shell’s head of renewable energy generation in Brazil.
“This is the first step of a very long development process,” Oliveira said in an interview. She didn’t provide an estimate of when the company expects to have the projects in operation.