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June 27 2017

mr-absentia

@ICRC: For 10 years, electricity has been restricted in Gaza to 8 hours a day. Today, most people get 2-3 hours, if they're lucky.

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June 23 2015

mr-absentia

Greece's Russian Card: Russo-Greek Gas Deal Likely to Infuriate Brussels / Sputnik International

“Alex Tsipras' recent visit to Russia sparked a heated debate among Western experts which suggested that the meeting between the Greek Prime Minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be focused on a potential financial aid package to Athens. However, ‘Mr. Putin emerged from the meeting saying the issue of Russian cash assistance was never even raised,’ the journalist [Moscow-based Christian Science Monitor correspondent Fred Weir] underscored.

Nevertheless, Moscow and Athens have concluded a significant and mutually beneficial agreement, Mr. Weir stressed, referring to a memorandum on extending Russia's Turkish Stream gas pipeline through the territory of Greece inked by Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak in St. Petersburg.

The deal is evidently playing into the hands of Moscow, which needs ‘an EU member to become the new “gas hub” for distribution to Europe.’ Russia's previous South Stream project, which was considered an opportunity to provide gas to Europe avoiding troublesome Ukraine, was suspended last year under the EU pressure.

Remarkably, some Western media outlets emphasize that the Russo-Greek agreement is likely to infuriate those EU countries which are calling to toughen the European sanctions policy against Moscow.”

March 19 2014

mr-absentia

October 02 2013

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September 29 2013

mr-absentia
At the General Assembly Obama said that the US ‘is prepared to use all elements of our power, including military force, to secure these core interests’ in the Middle East. Among the core interests, he mentioned ‘the free flow of energy from the region to the world.’ Morales said that Obama’s statement should make any country possessing natural resources worried. ‘I think that statement poses a threat to all countries that have energy sources, especially gas and oil,’ Morales said. ‘But mostly those countries that sell gas and oil to the US. It is a direct threat. I am planning to meet with President Maduro and analyze the issue. I understand that this is a direct threat to Venezuela, because in order to secure his country’s energy needs, Obama can invade any country.’
Morales: Obama can invade any country for US energy needs (RT News, Sep. 27 2013)

November 16 2012

mr-absentia

Power Still Out For Many in New York City (VOA Learning English, Nov. 10 2012)

Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity last week in the northeastern United States. They lost power when Superstorm Sandy hit the area in late October. Last week, another storm brought more high winds and dropped snow on the already troubled New York City area.

Officials are blaming Sandy for more than one hundred deaths and more than fifty billion dollars in property damage. The storm left about eight million people without power for days. This included nearly five million people in New York State and New Jersey.

August 04 2012

mr-absentia
エジプトでは多くの県で、電気、水の供給が不安定で、電気の場合、ここ2週間ほど、毎日のように多くの県で、2回も3回も停電し、しかもその停電も長時間にわたると言うことで、国民の不満が高まっていて、遂にムルシー大統領も国民に謝罪したとのこと……この停電の原因について、当局者は猛暑の到来がラマダン月と重なった(みな昼間休んで夕刻以降一晩中起きている)ことと新しい発電所の遅れと燃料不足が原因であるとしている由。それによると八千五百万の国民の需要を賄うには、3万5千MWの能力が必要なのに、げんざい24~25000MWの能力しかないとのことです
エジプトの電気、水危機 (中東の窓 2012年8月4日)

February 02 2012

Solar Electric Light Fund Launches “Energy is a Human Right” Campaign - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)


Solar Electric Light Fund Launches “Energy is a Human Right” Campaign
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit working to eliminate energy poverty through the use of solar power, today announced that it is launching “Energy is a Human Right,” a ...

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