Power cut hits ‘millions’ in northeast Brazil

A fire on a farm in Brazil triggered a power blackout in eight states in the north-eastern part of the country yesterday, reports claim. Two sets of transmission lines that provide power to the nation’s populous states – including Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Alagoas, Ceará, Paraíba, Sergipe – were damaged. That caused […]

Brazil’s Olympic planners get power tips from the UK

The UK’s Carbon Trust is to draw on its experience and knowledge and help Brazil manage its power grid during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It will be holding workshops in London for technicians and planners from Brazil’s National Electric Systems Operator ONS to show how the UK prepared for surges in power demand during […]

MINI E meets the Olympics

Sustainability partners of the Olympics, EDF & BMW show off the MINI E