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By Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Solar and wind energy development is set to grow in Brazil over the next 5-10 years, and according to some reports, may account for 8.12 percent and 0.95 percent of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After heated disputes between Brazil’s federal government and the government of the state of Minas Gerais, the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) auctioned off on Wednesday four hydroelectric plants operated...
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 Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Around fifty million people in northeastern Brazil were affected by a regionwide blackout on Wednesday afternoon. The power outage was the result of a manmade fire in a rural area of Piauí...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has restarted discussions about the installation of new nuclear reactors in the country to help relieve the nation’s strained energy supplies. Also Brazil is examining...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Families will see an estimated eighteen percent decrease in their electrical bills while the industrial sector should expect an up to 32 percent decrease in charges, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is set to auction off 172 oil exploration blocks this May, according to a government announcement last week. The auction will end a five-year hiatus that has...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – For the first time since 2002 Brazil may be forced to introduce power rationing, as high temperatures and a relentless drought in the Northeast have severely diminished reservoir levels. President Dilma...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A string of power cuts has been reported in a number of states around Brazil in recent days, leaving thousands temporarily without power and many vital public buildings, most notably...

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