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Energy crisis in the media

iCS consultants and Idec members talk to journalists and warn about the urgency of severe government measures to act against the water and energy crisis, which is one of the largest in the country's history


Rationing is knocking on our door and the government needs to act quickly with effective measures. This is the message from the experts, including consultants from the Institute for Climate and Society. In an interview with Jornal das Dez, of GloboNews, Ricardo Lima, an iCS Energy consultant, said the following: “The situation is very serious. The risk of rationing exists, the government has denied this, but at the very least selected load cuts will happen. We are today in a much worse situation than during the 2001/2002 rationing. It is most urgent that serious measures are taken. What the government proposed yesterday (August 23) creates a possibility to partially address the issue of peak energy, shifting the consumption of large industries to times when there is some slack in the transmission system. However, the problem of energy consumption and the lack of water to generate energy continues.”


Clauber Leite, from Idec, explained the ineffective and costly measures taken so far. “Never before have so many thermoelectric power plants been placed into operation as they are now. This is reflected in the banners, so that the signs are clear that there is a water crisis and an energy supply crisis. We know that voluntary campaigns, without the establishment of goals, without placing limits, bonuses and penalties, do not generate the expected results. It is necessary to consider all the consumers, including residential consumers, so that there is a reduction in consumption.” For Amanda Ohara, also an energy consultant at iCS, the government has presented the situation to the population implying that it is less serious than it actually is. “It is important for people to know that we are facing one of the worst crises in the country's history. The longer we take to deal with the situation with the importance it really has and face it with the seriousness it deserves, the worse it will be for the consumer and the greater the costs to be paid.”


The discussion by the experts also involved other journalists, who reported it in their different publications, as follows:


Istoe

Idec and iCS want to include consumers in the effort to avoid rationing


O Povo

Idec and iCS want to include consumers in the effort to avoid rationing


Yahoo!Finanças

Rationing knocks at the door and needs to engage consumers, says Idec


Folha

Rationing knocks at the door and needs to engage consumers, says Idec


Estado de Minas

Idec and iCS want to include consumers in the effort to avoid rationing


CNN Brasil

Entities want to include consumers in actions to avoid rationing


Blogs O Globe

Government rejects science again and embraces the electrical crisis


CNN Brasil

'Rationing is inevitable,’ says the coordinator of the Institute for Climate and Society


Gaúcha ZH

There is a risk of "localized blackouts" starting in October, says the coordinator of the Institute for Climate and Society



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