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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.