Sustainable Freedom?: The Brazilian-american Energy Upgrade


This book, conceived in the 2010s, demonstrates that the thesis of renewable energy prevailed. Despite still having a long way to go, after the epic battle between the forces of maintaining fossil fuels in the energy market in Brazil and in the U.S. and the favorable winds of energy and renewable energy infrastructure projects, renewables advanced quickly and are here to stay, whether we like it or not.
Renewable energy developments that have taken place in the past decade (from 2010 when this book was conceived to 2020) shaped the way we humans function in society. In this book, the author highlights the beginning of the history of the oil industry in Brazil and oil in the US and the bold and baby steps towards renewables. The rest is history validating itself in the daily life of the third decade of the 21st century until we reach the massive scale of the electric vehicle industry already represented by Tesla, Li Auto, NIO, Lucid Motors, Rivian, among others. Indeed, we see a great change and orientation towards sustainability. In this case, the direction became more important than the speed of implementation of the green, global, diversified future. The question in the current chapter of humanity is whether the concept of sustainability will be expanded to reach the political dimension through the current weakening of Western democracies in the modern world facing massive challenges such as global pandemics, the emergence and rapid expansion in all economic sectors and industries of artificial intelligence, robotics, not to mention the threats of nuclear wars and cyber-attacks between nations and global environmental devastation.