Low rainfall could lead to energy crisis in Brazil

The shortage of rainfall recorded in recent months has been worrying experts about the potential for an energy crisis in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The shortage of rainfall recorded in recent months has been worrying experts about the potential for an energy crisis in Brazil.

"It is very worrying not only for energy generation, but also for the impacts on agriculture and water availability in large cities," says Pedro Artaxo, PhD in physics from the University of São Paulo (USP).

Between September 2020 and March this year, the National Interconnected System (SIN) registered the lowest rainfall volume in reservoirs in 91 years. In São Paulo, the month of March closed with a cumulative total of 139 millimeters of . . .

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