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Energy (Brazil): What is your perception?

Energy (Brazil): What is your perception?
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Answer these questions and see the result at the end of this post!

1) Electricity and gas prices in Brazil are the most expensive among the BRICS

(a) The country is behind in the competitive race
(b) This is not relevant.

2) Electric energy theft is a phenomenon of decades on end

(a) It is referred as "non-technical losses" which honest customers pay for
(b) It is part of our cultural profile

3) CCEE's (official power clearinghouse) default has been there for years and is at USD 2 billion

(a) An extra cost of the Brazilian free energy users pay
(b) At the right "time" the country will  fix this 

4) Demand response program has not left the paper

(a) Brazil loses an important opportunity to become more efficient
(b) "In due time" this matter will be resolved

5) A large part of the energy companies are state controlled

(a) They do not have the slightest conditions to invest in the expansion of the supply
(b) They are a national pride. 

The more answers (a) you scored the closer to the awareness of the situation. Alternatives (b) are in fact the big bet that the Brazilian powers (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) bet to maintain the status quo, which - of course - favors this losing system for the majority but extremely good for a selected minority.

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Matt Chester on Nov 19, 2019 12:56 pm GMT

Alternatives (b) are in fact the big bet that the Brazilian powers (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) bet to maintain the status quo, which - of course - favors this losing system for the majority but extremely good for a selected minority

Would you contend that these are poor bets they're making, non-truths they're knowingly trying to get others to believe?

 

 

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Rafael Herzberg on Nov 19, 2019 6:36 pm GMT

This ongoing situation is only possible because Brazilian are alienated - not actually aware about what's going on. If they were they would fight for a better system. As long as this status is the "rule" it is hard to foresee change.

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