Author: André Borges

Jul 10, 2024 16:59 8 min read (Updated: Jul 10, 2024 17:12) The Brazilian Amazon is facing a critical test as it prepares for potential prolonged droughts following the severe drought season of 2023. The region, heavily reliant on rivers for transportation and energy supply, is bracing itself for significant disruptions. With water levels decreasing and transport becoming unviable in many areas due to reduced river volumes, the delivery of essential resources like diesel to power plants is being compromised. The Mines and Energy Ministry, Aneel, and local power producers are working diligently to prevent massive power outages in various…

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Jun 10, 2024 12:04 4 min read After months of negotiations, the Brazilian government is halting talks with federal environmental workers, risking a strike that could impact environmental efforts. The Management Ministry informed the union of public environmental workers that it cannot meet their demands, including a 10.34% annual pay increase. Workers from Ibama, the Environment Ministry, and ICMBio have been protesting since January, suspending field operations. The government’s counterproposal of a 9% wage hike in 2025 and 2026 was rejected by the unions. This decision could lead to further disruptions in environmental protection activities. The deadlock in negotiations poses…

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May 13, 2024 11:23 5 min read Amazonas Energia, a major power distributor in the state of Amazonas, is on the brink of collapse due to crippling debt. With over 1 million people relying on its services, the company is facing an existential crisis that could lead to a complete shutdown if drastic measures are not taken. On May 26, Amazonas Energia’s annual tariff hike is scheduled to take effect, potentially dealing a fatal blow to the already struggling operator. In a document obtained by The Brazilian Report, the company outlines its dire financial situation, citing missed performance targets and…

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