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

The decree includes recommendations to federal agencies to reduce consumption in their routine operations, by "using only natural ventilation on days with mild temperatures" or "using stairs whenever possible" among other measures.

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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