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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 19 2017

Chinese may bid for Brazil clean energy assets -letter

SAO PAULO Chinese investors may bid for assets belonging to Brazil's renewable energy company Renova Energia SA and power generation assets owned by Light SA , according to a letter sent to managers of the firms seen by Reuters.

Jul 19 2017

China's Ciri says Chinese groups vying for Cemig energy assets

SAO PAULO, July 19 Chinese groups are interested in acquiring assets belonging to clean energy company Renova Energia SA and generation assets belonging to Renova's parent Light SA, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Jul 12 2017

Canada's Brookfield in talks to buy J&F power lines, sources say

SAO PAULO Canada's Brookfield Asset Management has signed an exclusivity agreement to acquire power transmission lines owned by Brazil's J&F Investimentos SA, which is selling off assets to pay a record corruption-related fine, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Jul 07 2017

Brookfield proposes Brazil's Renova buyout: sources

SAO PAULO Brookfield Asset Management Inc has proposed buying out Renova Energia SA's controlling bloc as part of a sweetened bid to take over the debt-laden Brazilian renewable energy firm, two people with knowledge of the deal said on Friday.

Jul 05 2017

Brazil may allow Eletrobras to raise rates at dams impacted by 2012 rules - source

SAO PAULO Brazil may allow Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras to raise rates at dams affected by a 2012 sector overhaul and potentially sell them, a person close to the matter said on Wednesday, helping the state-run power utility cut debt and narrowing the government's budget deficit.

Jul 03 2017

Brazil wind, solar projects stall as power demand remains sluggish

SAO PAULO, July 3 Brazil's government will not award new licenses for wind and solar power generation projects, despite requests from the renewable energy sector, as power markets struggle with oversupply in a sluggish economy, a top official said.

Jun 28 2017

Exclusive: Brazil's Omega targets $608 million IPO, source says

SAO PAULO Omega Geração SA, a Brazilian renewable energy firm, and shareholders expect to raise between 1.7 billion reais and 2 billion reais ($517 million and $608.25 million) in an initial public offering that could price as early as next month, a person with knowledge of the plan said on Wednesday.

Jun 20 2017

Brazil police probe alleged corruption at Cemig, Furnas -source

BRASILIA, June 20 Brazilian police are conducting a confidential probe into alleged corruption at state-run utilities Cemig and Eletrobras, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Jun 08 2017

Brazil state wants Cesp sale by September, sources say

SAO PAULO Brazil's São Paulo state aims to sell control of Cia Energética de São Paulo SA by around September, two people with knowledge of the plan said on Thursday, marking the latest move by regional governments in Latin America's No. 1 economy to raise cash and exit the utility industry.

Jun 07 2017

China firms, foreign funds seen as bidders for Eletrobras, Cemig assets

SAO PAULO Chinese power utilities and foreign investment funds are seen as the likely bidders in upcoming asset sales in Brazil's electricity industry, as debt-laden state utilities seek to root out years of political mismanagement and balance sheet overstretching, according to lawyers familiar with the market.


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