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Coal stocks run dangerously low at India power stations

New Delhi - Nearly half of India's coal-fired power stations only have enough stocks to last a week, as the country struggles to meet growing seasonal demand for electricity, the power minister said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Scientists find a way to ‘tune’ graphene

Researchers continue to work on the wonder material of the age: graphene. Part of this involves ‘fine tuning’ the material in preparation to make a new generation of ‘superconductors’.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Alternative to silicon semiconductors

Time to re-name 'Silicon Valley'? Researchers have announced silicon alternatives for semiconductors to be used in future computers and next-generation electronics.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Advances with graphene to conduct electricity

Manchester - Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick material. This could lead to advances in electronics.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Electric fish communicate through complex signals

By emitting and sensing weak electrical signals, the electric fish have bypassed the usual means of communication, such as with sounds and visual signals, and go directly to electrical signals. This allows them to quietly "talk" to each other in the dark.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Spain's rescued Bankia sells Iberdrola stake

Madrid - Spain's Bankia, rescued by the state from near financial collapse in 2012, announced Thursday it had raised 1.53 billion euros ($2.1 billion) by selling its stake in energy giant Iberdrola.
In the Media by AFP

Spain's Bankia says will sell Iberdrola stake

Madrid - Spain's state-owned bank Bankia, which was nationalised in 2012 to save it from collapse, said Wednesday it would sell its stake of 4.94 percent in Spanish utility Iberdrola.
In the Media by AFP

Battery charges smartphone in 30 seconds (video)

A super battery has gone on display at a tech show. In a demonstration a Samsung S4 smartphone went from a dead battery to full power in 26 seconds.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Japan pushes to build hi-tech power plants abroad

Tokyo - Two Japanese companies have agreed deals to develop advanced coal-fired power plants in Malaysia and Myanmar as part of a government drive to export energy efficiency technology to emerging markets, a report said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

EU slaps 300 mn euro anti-trust fine on power cable firms

Brussels - The European Commission on Wednesday fined 11 producers of high-voltage power cables a total of 300 million euros for operating a cartel that secretly shared out the global market."These companies knew very well that what they were doing was illegal.
In the Media by AFP

Gaza's only power plant 'shuts down for lack of fuel'

Gaza - The Gaza Strip's only power plant shut down Saturday due to a lack of fuel from Israel, which closed a goods crossing after militant rocket attacks, the energy authority said."The plant has completely ceased to function due to a lack of fuel caused by ...
In the Media by AFP

E.ON sees lower profits after difficult 2013

Frankfurt - E.ON, Germany's leading power supplier, said on Wednesday it booked a sharp drop in profits last year as a result of Europe's energy transition and expected earnings to fall again this year.E.ON said in a statement its net profit plunged 46 percent to ...
In the Media by AFP

Professor: U.S. can switch to 100% green energy by 2050

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, Stanford professor Marc Jacobson presented The Solutions Project, a roadmap for the development of renewable energy sources across all 50 United States.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 6 comments

Enel 2013 profit rises on disposals

Milan - Italian energy company Enel said Tuesday its operating profit rose by 7.6 percent to 17 billion euros ($23 billion), although the gain was largely due to disposals.
In the Media by AFP

Romania suspends small-scale hydropower plants in protected areas

Romania has recently announced its decision to suspend the construction or operation of hundreds of small-scale hydropower plants in protected areas across the Carpathian Mountains, in order to protect regional biodiversity and aquatic ecosystems.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 1 comment

GE to invest $350m in Nigeria power sector: minister

Abuja - General Electric has signed a deal with a Nigerian bank to invest $350 million in Nigeria's ailing power sector, the country's trade and investment minister said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Japan approves TEPCO business plan to switch on reactors

Tokyo - Japan's government on Wednesday approved a fresh business plan for the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant that includes restarting idled reactors elsewhere in the currently nuclear-free country.
In the Media by AFP

Video: People power as gym in Bristol generates own electricity

Bristol - With the motto "if in doubt, work out", this gym in the UK has converted some of its equipment to not only generate power, but also to save energy costs and help with the environment, with "go-green" machines.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

UK braced for a New Year's Day storm, bringing more flooding

Parts of the UK experienced severe flooding over the Christmas period and the bad news is that bad weather is set to return as Britain welcomes in 2014.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 6 comments

Peru's poorest residents to receive free solar power

Lima - A new program in the South American country will provide 2 million of the nation's poorest people with free electricity.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Ontario’s new Long-Term Energy Plan raises concerns Special

Ontario’s new Long Term Energy Plan was released today by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli. With a focus on wind power, not all environmentalists are happy.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 13 comments

Making methane with bacteria

Scientists have looked at how bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas, which is important in bioenergy and could be linked to the new generation of biofuels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Student boosts electrical conductivity by 40,000 percent

A simple lab error has uncovered a new way to boost electrical conductivity of a crystal by 40,000 percent. The discovery came after some crystals were unintentionally exposed to light.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 8 comments

Bacteria used to produce electricity

Scientists have examined two important bacterial forms, demonstrating their ability to produce electricity by coordinating their metabolic activities.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New stretchy material conducts electricity

A new stretchy material has been developed which conducts electricity. The material was used to manufacture a transparent loud speaker.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Blackout leaves most of Venezuela without electricity

Caracas - A power cut left around 70 percent of Venezuela without power on Tuesday. President Nicolás Maduro says sabotage by opposition is responsible for the outage, but his opposition disagrees.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Electricity thief gets electrocuted in South Africa

In a rather ironic turn of fate, a man who tried to steal an electrical transformer that supplied power locally, was electrocuted and "burned to ashes."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Green waterpower comes to Muskoka, Canada

Bracebridge - Bracebridge Generation and the Ontario Waterpower Association have completed a green energy transformation of Muskoka, providing water powered electricity to the area.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
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Some of the reduced electricity usage in a busy part of Tokyo, Japan
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Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
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Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
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Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
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Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
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A fairly big number of fish species, including eels and sharks, has the ability to generate and discharge electrical currents in the water around.
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An electricity prepayment meter key in Britain
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An electricity pylon shot from below.
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Ngong Hills Wind Project, Kenya
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