On 16 December, Brazil’s National Plan on Climate Change was launched. Goals include a 10% reduction in Brazil’s annual electricity consumption by 2030; maintaining the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources (currently 89%); annual increases of more than 10% in the use of sugarcane ethanol as a fuel for motor vehicles; making it obligatory for all diesel to contain 5% biodiesel from 2010 onwards. The plan also aims to achieve stepped reductions in annual deforestation. Point Carbon claims this could prevent 4.8 billion tonnes of CO2 from being emitted by 2018.