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Short term vs. long term?

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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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Short term vs. long term?

"Brazil risk" is a recurring theme for those who analyze investments seeking to make well-informed decisions.

The great challenge posed is the perception that, in the best Brazilian style, the Public Power (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) always prioritizes the short term. This successful strategy (to stay in power) has been going on for decades in a row.

In this scenario, it is very difficult to imagine making the tough decisions that are so necessary.

1. Privatize companies in the electricity sector
2. Open (in fact) the market for the oil and gas sectors
3. Create a strategy to combat power theft
4. Implement demand response programs
5. Develop a solid program for electric vehicles
6. Resolve the official power clearinghouse's USD billionaire default
7. Contract independent executives to run the electricity sector
8. Achieve cost competitiveness in USD/MWh in relation to the BRICS
9. Review subsidies to stimulate solutions based on cost merit

Our official leadership has always been populist. That's why we are laggards. We need to turn around this situation.


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