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Two Brazilian aberrations: water and energy

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Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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Two Brazilian aberrations: water and energy

I live in front of the Guarpiranga lake, in the south zone of the city of São Paulo, which accounts for about 30% of the capital's drinking water supply.

The volume of daily trash that reaches the beach, in front of our house - which is about 20 meters long - fills a bag of 20 liters a day, every day!

The surroundings of the lake are typically home to invasions - illegal, of course - that are occupied by clandestine constructions and that - unceremoniously - pour in their raw waste.

That is, instead of finding a more economical solution so that the lake is always clean, the City needs to pay for the expensive treatment of polluted water.

With electrical energy a similar situation occurs. From power theft that accounts for about 10% of all national power consumption to a list of poorly resolved regulatory issues that end up making the cost of Brazilian electricity more expensive among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

It's more than time to turn around this situation. Enough is enough!

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