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Energy and wealth of nations

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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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Energy and wealth of nations

Rich countries knew and know how to generate wealth. The poor not.

Many decades ago, perhaps even centuries, the vast majority of countries remained poor.

This, in spite of always having a strongly supported cast by the State through its Executive, Legislative and Judiciary that keep a small fraction of the population in a situation equivalent to those of the rich countries.

The effect on the energy arena is the lack of competitiveness. The prevalent idea is to transfer all inefficiencies to the costs, the power theft, the official defaults (such as the USD 2 Billion by the official power clearinghouse, CCEE), the companies belonging to the State always in the red, the lack of such successful programs in other countries like Demand Response, Bring Your Own Device and the list goes on.

Even when the comparison is with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India,China and South Africa) - our most direct competitors - we see that our cost in USD/MWh is the most expensive.

What can we do to turn around this situation?


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