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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

20 Mar 2018

Brazil's energy ministry shake-up threatens Eletrobras privatization: sources

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO The expected resignation of Brazil's Energy Minister Fernando Coelho Filho in April to run for a governorship or congressional seat is damaging efforts to privatize state-controlled power holding company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

27 Feb 2018

Brazil's Taesa eyes J&F power lines after Brookfield talks collapse

SAO PAULO, Feb 27 Brazilian electricity transmission company Taesa is looking to buy assets that Ambar Energia Ltda, the energy arm of J&F Investimentos SA, has put up for sale, the firm's chief executive told Reuters late on Monday.

21 Feb 2018

Brazil's Eletropaulo near deal to settle large debt with Eletrobras -source

SAO PAULO, Feb 21 Brazil's largest power distribution company Eletropaulo is nearing a deal to settle a debt of 2 billion reais ($614.8 million) with Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, a source familiar with the negotiation told Reuters on Wednesday.

09 Feb 2018

Brazilian funds put wind farm up for sale -sources

SAO PAULO, Feb 9 Brazilian wind farm operator Eolica Faisa SA has been put up for sale by the two Brazilian investment funds that are its controlling shareholders, three sources with knowledge of the matter said this week.

31 Jan 2018

Eletrobras aims to settle U.S. lawsuits before privatization

SAO PAULO Brazil's state-controlled power company Eletrobras aims to settle U.S. class action lawsuits before it begins what is expected to be the country's largest privatization in almost two decades, Chief Executive Wilson Ferreira Jr said on Wednesday.

27 Dec 2017

Nordex and Siemens-Gamesa vie for major Brazilian wind farm contracts

SAO PAULO, Dec 27 Wind turbine makers Nordex SE and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA are vying for contracts with companies that won major auctions last week to build new wind farms in Brazil, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

28 Nov 2017

Brazil struggles to help state dependent on Venezuela for power

SAO PAULO The Brazilian government is looking at all options, including large batteries, to help northern Roraima state with power supplies after a series of blackouts in recent months largely related to its dependency on cash-strapped neighbor Venezuela.

22 Nov 2017

Petrobras eyes up to $6.8 billion valuation in distribution unit IPO

SAO PAULO Brazilian state-controlled company Petróleo Brasileiro SA will seek a valuation of up to 22 billion reais ($6.8 billion) for its fuel distribution unit in what is expected to be the country's biggest initial public offering of the year.

23 Oct 2017

China's Shanghai Electric near deal for Brazil transmission project

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA A unit of China's Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd is near closing a deal to take over a power transmission project in southern Brazil owned by a subsidiary of Eletrobras, an official at electricity regulator Aneel told Reuters.

20 Oct 2017

Brazil's Cemig fires business development director, sources say

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 Brazilian state-run electricity company Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais SA has dismissed its business development director, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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