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Bolsonaro decrees 10 to 20% electricity savings in Brazil’s central administration

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed on Wednesday (24) that federal public administrative agencies must reduce electricity consumption by 10 to 20% from September to April 2022 in the face of intense drought.

The decision, which excludes state or municipal government agencies, is a new government measure to avoid blackouts when forecasts warn of a deepening of the worst drought in 91 years in the southeast and center-west of the territory.

According to official data, more than 22,000 public buildings owned and some 1,400 rented will have to meet the consumption reduction target established . . .

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