Brazil needs extra, more detailed regulation for global heavyweights such as Iberdrola or Orsted to “feel confident it is safe to invest and start with projects”, despite a January decree laying down first regulations for offshore wind in Brazil, the head of national association Abeeólica told Recharge.

Under the decree that will enter into force on 15 June, the government assigned planning and permitting competencies to a total of nine different bodies in South America's largest economy, Abeeólica president Elbia Gannoum explained.