Energy

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Major power outage affects 743 000 homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

An estimated 743 000 households in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires lost power on January 11, 2022, as temperatures soared above 40 °C (104 °F), causing peak energy consumption to cool the homes. The outage has also affected the water purification...

January 12, 2022

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Kosovo introduces rolling power cuts as European energy crisis deepens

Kosovo's power system is already completely affected by global energy prices, forcing the country to introduce rolling two-hour blackouts for most of its 2 million people on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Only emergency customers will stay unaffected. This wave...

December 24, 2021

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Natural gas prices in Europe explode to all-time highs as major Russian flow stops

Natural gas prices in Europe exploded on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, after a major pipeline that brings Russian gas to Europe slowed output over the past couple of days and completely stopped delivering on Tuesday. This combined with record-high prices of...

December 22, 2021

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Electricity prices in Europe surge to record highs

European power prices surged to record highs over the past couple of days after France announced the closure of four of its largest nuclear reactors. The crisis is further exacerbated by already very high prices of natural gas and cold temperatures. By the end of...

December 20, 2021

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Natural gas prices in Europe soar as Germany suspends approval for Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Natural gas prices in Europe soared again on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, as the German Federal Network Agency -- Bundesnetzagentur -- suspended the process of certifying the new Russian gas pipeline called Nord Stream 2. The pipeline was completed in September...

November 16, 2021

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China's energy crisis - Why is the country on the edge of the abyss

China, which in recent years has been among the world's leading powers, is faced with a problem that is more characteristic of third world countries. Power shortages have recently become so severe that factories across China are closing, and the problem is...

October 25, 2021

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China's energy crisis deepens, coal prices hit record high as cold weather sweeps in from the north

China's coal crisis deepened late last week as cold weather swept in from the north, causing coal prices to surge to new record highs. Power rationing has already been in place in at least 17 of mainland China's more than 30 regions since September, forcing...

October 18, 2021

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Unprecedented power outages hit China's homes and factories, increasing global supply chain chaos

Coal shortages are causing unprecedented power outages in parts of China ahead of the winter season, affecting the country's economy and increasing global supply chain chaos. It's estimated that around 44% of China's industrial activity is affected by...

September 29, 2021

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Europe's crippling energy crisis presages trouble for the rest of the world

Natural gas prices have soared by almost 500% in 2021 and with another winter just around the corner gas is trading at near-record values. While European countries attempt to outbid one another for supplies from major exporters it's inevitable that utilities...

September 27, 2021

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Scientists invent new computer memory, expect it to solve the digital technology energy crisis

A new type of computer memory, dubbed as universal computer memory, which could solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists from Lancaster University in the UK. The electronic memory device is said to transform daily life...

June 23, 2019

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Unprecedented power grid failure hits Argentina and Uruguay, affecting 48 million people

An unprecedented, massive power grid failure hit Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay, Chile and Brazil on June 16, 2019, leaving nearly 50 million people without power. This is the first time in history that entire Argentina (population 44 million) and Uruguay...

June 17, 2019

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SHRAIRFUSION Model: The absolute empirical evidence of the physical reality of the Sun

Physics is the king of all sciences as it helps us understand the way nature works. Unfortunately, the fantasy of pure mathematics started to take over physics in the beginning of the last century. At the same time, the laws of thermodynamics and magnetism started...

October 21, 2018

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Widespread power outage hits Venezuela, hospitals becoming large-scale morgues

Another widespread power outage took place in Venezuela on October 15 and 16, 2018. The outage affected the entire country and hospitals in 16 states, leaving at least 3 patients dead. At least 16 children have died at one hospital this year due to poor hygiene, and...

October 19, 2018

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Fire erupting from cracks in the ground, Andhra Pradesh, India

Panic is spreading among people in Marrikunta Thanda of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh after flames started erupting from newly formed earth cracks on October 13, 2018. Cracks in the ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 m (656 feet), a local news portal...

October 17, 2018

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Entire island of Puerto Rico loses power

The power grid has collapsed in Puerto Rico and the entire island lost power on the morning of April 18, 2018. The cause of the outage wasn't immediately known, but island officials and media confirmed electricity was out. The outage comes shortly after a tree...

April 18, 2018

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1 down 449 to go: Ikata nuclear plant shut down over fears of Fukushima-style meltdown

A Japanese high court in Hiroshima on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, revoked a lower court decision that allowed Shikoku Electric Power Company to continue operating unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The unit is one of five reactors that...

December 14, 2017

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How to turn a volcano into a power station

Ethiopia tends to conjure images of sprawling dusty deserts, bustling streets in Addis Ababa or the precipitous cliffs of the Simien Mountains – possibly with a distance runner bounding along in the background. Yet the country is also one of the most...

November 02, 2017