A hydroelectric construction boom is winding down, but the Amazonian state is now better connected to the Pacific. Part of our state-by-state private equity research.
Mato Grosso do Sul, one of Brazil’s cowboy states, is being transformed by the arrival of agribusiness, with investors attracted in particular by the potential to produce sugar ethanol, pulp and paper. Part of our state-by-state series.
The outlook for small power plants is obscured by rising costs. But companies continue to invest in new capacity, particularly in the south, south-east and centre-west.
The state is benefiting from an established oil tradition, while its location and tax breaks have drawn major manufacturers.
Electricity auctions in July should provide a further boost for wind energy producers.
By Walter Molano, BCP Securities, Greenwich, Connecticut, US
An interview with Edison Lobão, Brazil's minister for energy and mining.
Ethanol is no longer seeing double-digit growth. But foreign oil majors and trading companies are preparing for a medium-term revival.
Electricity policy is back in focus, following a series of blackouts, and legal challenges to the massive Belo Monte dam.