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It is not shameful to be poor, but it is not an honor either!

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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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It is not shameful to be poor, but it is not an honor either!

The three Brazilian powers are expensive, time-consuming and inefficient. This is compared with a list of countries that have reached and maintain a much better condition than ours, for their populations.

Recent facts of great importance, show unequivocally our systematic bankruptcy. The concrete results are given in the real world: exchange rate, public debt, covid-19, inflation, unemployment, and foreign investments.

The electric and energy sectors reflect - and strongly - this state of affairs.

The point I want to draw your attention to: there is no motivation for the necessary changes. A caste remains at the forefront of this sector, obtaining for itself special conditions, always, regardless of governments.

The cost of this situation is reflected in the bottom position of the market, in USD/MWh. But unfortunately, there is nowhere to turn.

Obs. Title of this post is the speech of a play by Sholom Aleichem, The Fiddler on the Roof


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