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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Committee for the Monitoring of the Electric Sector (CMSE) decided on Friday to put into operation the more expensive thermoelectric plants to help supply the country’s energy...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Electric energy regulator (ANEEL) is celebrating the successful energy auction held on Friday, December 15th, where eleven lots were auctioned off in ten Brazilian states. According to ANEEL investments from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) in Brazil registered a deflation of 0.23 percent in June, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). This is the first negative result registered...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The month of July has been another dry month for Rio de Janeiro leading the water reservoirs feeding the city to come close to their 'dead' levels, critical for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The IPCA (Consumer Price Index) in Brazil rose by 0.74 percent in May, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau) registering a slightly higher inflation than that registered in April...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The water and electricity crisis in the Southeast of Brazil continues as the Santa Branca reservoir in the interior of São Paulo state has reached water levels below the need...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil is discussing measures to reinforce the generation of energy in the country after a partial blackout in eleven states and the capital, Brasília, on Monday, January...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Parts of Rio de Janeiro have seen electricity blackouts as soaring temperatures push demand to record-breaking levels. In Rio's Rocinha, some areas had to make do without power for up...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clocks will be set one hour forward at midnight on Sunday, October 20th, as summer season begins in most Brazilian states. The additional hour of daylight gained by the small...

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