National Program for the Rational Use of Natural Gas and Oil Products (CONPET)

Brazil: National Program for the Rational Use of Natural Gas and Oil Products (CONPET)

Umbrella legislation for a variety of projects aimed at reducing losses and eliminating waste in energy production and use, encouraging the adoption of more energy efficient technologies and delay the need for new investment in electrical stations and oil refineries. The Program targets the transport, industrial and commercial/residential sectors, setting energy efficiency indexes, reviewing technical standards, demonstrating incentives to reduce fuel consumption, and increasing public awareness about energy efficiency.


Date Implemented:1991

Status: In Force

Targets: To obtain a 25% gain in energy efficiency in the use of oil products and natural gas in the next 20 years without affecting the level or diversity of economic activity

References: National Communication to the UNFCCC