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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

17 Apr 2018

Casagrande set to take over as CEO of Sao Paulo's Cesp -source

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.

07 Apr 2018

Eletrobras shares plunge on shakeup at Brazil energy ministry

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.

22 Mar 2018

Brazil's Eletropaulo to raise $500 mln for investment, pay debt

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.

22 Mar 2018

Tens of millions in northern Brazil hit by massive power outage

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.

21 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.

22 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.

01 Feb 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.

28 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.


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