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Elections and energy in Brazil

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Consultant energy affairs, Self employed

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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Elections and energy in Brazil

Do the two candidates for the presidency of Brazil, better positioned in the polls, have any differences in terms of issues related to energy?

Unfortunately in my assessment NO! The two have already shown the same characteristics and which, in the end, made and maintained Brazilian electricity among the most expensive in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

A list of the same populist reasons can be enumerated, to characterize the meager performance of the electricity sector - business as usual!

Although Brazil has at its disposal the most competitive energy sources on the planet, the official misdeeds of the two candidates (who are/were presidents) in the electricity sector made the country expensive for industry, commerce and even homes.

For now it doesn't matter then who will be elected! Objectively everything will continue as always. Regrettably.


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