Minister of Economy Paulo Geddes, asked this Wednesday (25) what is the problem with “energy getting a little more expensive because it rains less”. According to the minister, the country has managed to organize itself in the midst of the pandemic, so there is no need to “fear”.
The rise in energy prices is a result of the water crisis affecting the reservoirs of hydroelectric power plants. facing Brazil The worst drought in the last 91 years And this Wednesday (25) the federal government announced measures Encouraging the reduction of electricity consumption in the country.
“If it was a mess last year, we organized and crossed, why are we afraid now? What’s the problem now that energy is going to get a little more expensive because it rains less?” In the House, this Wednesday (25).
Electricity had the most individual impact on the Expanded National Consumer Price Index 15 (IPCA-15), released on Wednesday (25), It alone represents 0.23 percentage point in the month index. And according to Ana Flor’s blog, Level 2 Science The red tariff on the electricity bill is expected to increase further from September onwards.
For the minister, Brazil “will face this crisis.” According to Geddes, the lack of rain will cause “turmoil”, which could lead to “a little bullish” inflation and the Central Bank (BC) will have to “run a bit” to contain the increase.
“We’re going to have to face the water shock problem, and that’s going to cause turbulence, push inflation a little bit higher, and British Columbia has to lag a little bit behind inflation, but we’re going to have this crisis.
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