Brazil’s hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing

Reuters: Brazil is facing the possibility of widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001 due to a hot, dry summer that has deprived hydroelectric dams of the water they need and driven up power consumption in stifling cities. Electricity experts say that even if the country escapes rationing it may have to make up for the shortfall by resorting to increased use of thermo-electric power - which is more expensive, and could undermine President Dilma Rousseff's plans to lower energy rates this......

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