Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental
versión impresa ISSN 1413-4152
SANTOS, Simone Mendonça dos y SOUZA, Marcelo Pereira de. Analysis of the potential contributions of the Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Brazilian Energy Plan. Eng. Sanit. Ambient. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.4, pp. 369-378. ISSN 1413-4152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-41522011000400008.
Given the potential of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and the strategic importance of the energy sector as an object of study, this article uses literature review of relevant literature to identify the potential contributions of the SEA for the Brazilian Energy Plan. SEA is discussed as an alternative to the inclusion of relevant environmental variable in decision-making inherent in the Plan. The instrument contributes to the establishment of a minimum environmental agenda to be respected, essential to the sustain ability of the planning activities of the Brazilian energy sector. However, to fully achieve its objectives and provide subsidies for environmental sustain ability depends on the fulfillment of certain requirements.
Palabras llave : Strategic Environmental Assessment; Brazilian Energy Plan; National Energy Plan 2030.