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  • A New Twist to Recyclables for Electricity Programs

    Monday, September 21st, 2009

    I’ve posted in the past about innovative Brazilian programs in the states of Ceará (CE), Mato Grosso (MT) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ) to get people to turn in recyclables in exchange for getting a reduction in their monthly electric power bill.  One of the programs I liked was Consciência EcoAmpla, run by Endesa‘s subsidiary […]


    World’s First Power Transformers That Run on Vegetable Oil

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Minas Gerais Power Company (Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais – Cemig) — the main power company for Brazil’s central mining and industrial state of Minas Gerais, announced that it plans to switch its power transformers on its grid to utilizing solely vegetable oil as its insulating fluid. Cemig claims that it […]