Rio de Janeiro, trying to stabilize some of the poorest sections of the city, is looking to some green pilot projects to help.
Brazil aims to spend US$2.85 billion on renewable energy and biofuel research in a bid to modernize its energy industry.
Brazil’s planned Antarctic research station will use solar panels for the sunny summers and wind turbines in the long winters to supply renewable energy year-round.
While Brazil’s government tends to favor a one-size-fits-all approach to energy provision, an indigenous group in the far north has come up with its own more sustainable solution.
The planned Aliah Hotel near Sao Paulo will feature green roofs, green walls, open-air atriums and rainwater harvesting systems just in time for Brazil to host both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Brazilian wind developers will be challenged to come through with wind energy that’s supposed to be as cheap as U.S. shale gas.
A new house north of São Paulo in Brazil blends into the surrounding tropic environment by partially erasing the line between indoors and outdoors.