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.
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SAO PAULO, July 2 The auction of six power distribution companies by state-controlled holding Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras will take place on July 26 as scheduled, a senior government official told Reuters on Monday.
SAO PAULO India's Sterlite, China's State Grid, and Colombia's Isa clinched licenses to build power transmission lines in Brazil in a government auction on Thursday that is expected to draw a total of 6 billion reais ($1.55 billion) in investment.
SAO PAULO, June 12 The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the soccer-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the Fifa 2018 World Cup.
SAO PAULO Italy's Enel SpA acquired 73 percent of the shares of Brazilian power company Eletropaulo on Monday, paying about 5.55 billion reais ($1.48 billion) to become Brazil's largest electricity distributor.
SAO PAULO An auction of oil by the Brazilian government from coveted offshore pre-salt fields has only attracted the interest of one bidder, Royal Dutch Shell Plc , a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
SAO PAULO China's State Power Investment Corp is looking for new Brazilian acquisition targets, even after spending 7.2 billion reais ($2 billion) for a license to operate a hydroelectric plant in the country last September, a senior executive told Reuters.
SAO PAULO, April 17 Laurence Casagrande, chief executive of Sao Paulo state highway company Desenvolvimento Rodoviario SA, is set to become the new CEO of state electricity firm Cia Energetica de Sao Paulo, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Shares of Brazil's biggest utility, Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA , fell more than 8 percent in Sao Paulo on Friday after news of a shakeup at the Mines and Energy Ministry that could threaten a government plan to privatize the company.
SAO PAULO, March 22 Brazil's Eletropaulo , the country's largest power distribution company, plans to raise $500 million for investments and debt repayment, according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday.
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA A power outage struck large swaths of Brazil on Wednesday, affecting tens of millions of people, especially in the country's northern and northeastern regions where the system remains "practically collapsed," according to an official.