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Some smart electricity meters 'give readings nearly 600 percent too high'

Consumers across Europe could be paying over the odds for electricity, according to a Dutch study that reveals some electricity meters can give readings as much as 582 percent too…

Consumers across Europe could be paying over the odds for electricity, according to a Dutch study that reveals some electricity meters can give readings as much as 582 percent too…

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EDF accepts closure of France's oldest nuclear plant

EDF has finally voted to begin the process of closing France’s oldest nuclear plant after accepting a government compensation plan.

EDF has finally voted to begin the process of closing France’s oldest nuclear plant after accepting a government compensation plan.

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Is Europe about to go dark?

A wave of cold is expected to bring sub-zero temperatures across the continent over the coming days and, with it, fears of electricity blackouts.

A wave of cold is expected to bring sub-zero temperatures across the continent over the coming days and, with it, fears of electricity blackouts.

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Gazans protest power cuts

Security forces in Hamas-controlled northern Gaza have broken up protests by thousands of people calling for an end to power cuts.

Security forces in Hamas-controlled northern Gaza have broken up protests by thousands of people calling for an end to power cuts.

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Drought-hit Venezuela faces daily power cuts to save energy

Venezuela has announced power cuts from next week – plunging people into darkness for four hours each day as the crisis-hit country grapples with a

Venezuela has announced power cuts from next week – plunging people into darkness for four hours each day as the crisis-hit country grapples with a

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Still no power in Crimea as protesters block repairs to pylons

Crimeans continue to suffer from a lack of power as work to restore electricity supplies is hampered by protesters and a lack of political will to

Crimeans continue to suffer from a lack of power as work to restore electricity supplies is hampered by protesters and a lack of political will to

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Lebanese government moves to end weeks of street protests

Lebanon’s government agreed to a plan late on Wednesday that it hopes will end weeks of street protests in Beirut over its failure to deal with a

Lebanon’s government agreed to a plan late on Wednesday that it hopes will end weeks of street protests in Beirut over its failure to deal with a

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Iraqi frustration boils over as heatwave prompts protests

Hundreds of Iraqis took the streets in the southeastern city of Amara on Tuesday to protest about the lack of power supply in the mid-summer heat

Hundreds of Iraqis took the streets in the southeastern city of Amara on Tuesday to protest about the lack of power supply in the mid-summer heat

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Fire destroys General Electric centre in Kentucky

A fire erupted on Friday morning (April 3) at General Electric’s (GE) Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shutting down production at the

A fire erupted on Friday morning (April 3) at General Electric’s (GE) Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shutting down production at the

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Turkey hit by biggest blackout in decade

A giant power outage in Turkey paralyzed the country’s transportation system on Tuesday,forcing confused locals to ride the bus instead of the

A giant power outage in Turkey paralyzed the country’s transportation system on Tuesday,forcing confused locals to ride the bus instead of the

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Earth hour 2015 begins

Earth hour is sweeping the world. At 8.30pm local time on March 28, 2015, countries in 24 time zones across six continents switch off their lights

Earth hour is sweeping the world. At 8.30pm local time on March 28, 2015, countries in 24 time zones across six continents switch off their lights

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France and Spain share EU-backed power link

A power output the equivalent of around three nuclear plants is to be shared between France and Spain. The link to carry energy across the Pyrenees

A power output the equivalent of around three nuclear plants is to be shared between France and Spain. The link to carry energy across the Pyrenees

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Bangladesh power cut plunges millions into darkness

Millions of people in Bangladesh have been left without power after a major electricity failure. It’s not clear what caused the outage but local

Millions of people in Bangladesh have been left without power after a major electricity failure. It’s not clear what caused the outage but local

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Belgian nuclear reactor closure could cause winter shortages

One of Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors will remain closed until the end of the year, according to its operators. It could cause power shortages

One of Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors will remain closed until the end of the year, according to its operators. It could cause power shortages

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ICRC criticises attacks on Gaza power plants

The International Committee of the Red Cross has hit out at Israel’s policy of targeting power plants on the Gaza strip. The International aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross has hit out at Israel’s policy of targeting power plants on the Gaza strip. The International aid

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Greece suffers power cuts as electricity workers strike

Parts of Greece have been experiencing power cuts – after electricity workers began a 48-hour strike on Thursday over privatisation plans. The

Parts of Greece have been experiencing power cuts – after electricity workers began a 48-hour strike on Thursday over privatisation plans. The

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Huge power cut causes chaos in Venezuela

A massive power cut in Venezuela left commuters stranded as the Caracas metro and other public transport ground to a halt. Other cities also

A massive power cut in Venezuela left commuters stranded as the Caracas metro and other public transport ground to a halt. Other cities also

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Caracas is plunged into darkness due to power cut

Venezuela’s president was one of millions to suffer from a massive power failure which hit Caracas on Monday evening. The lights went out just as he

Venezuela’s president was one of millions to suffer from a massive power failure which hit Caracas on Monday evening. The lights went out just as he

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China: record smog levels shut down city of Harbin

Record levels of pollution have shut down the Chinese city of Harbin on Monday. The World Health Organisation recommends daily levels of

Record levels of pollution have shut down the Chinese city of Harbin on Monday. The World Health Organisation recommends daily levels of

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Yemen blackout

Large areas of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, were left without electricity after tribesmen attacked power lines in Maarib province on September

Large areas of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, were left without electricity after tribesmen attacked power lines in Maarib province on September

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Venezuela's president says power cuts were 'electronic coup'

A blackout hit much of Venezuela including the capital Caracas on Tuesday, but the oil industry was not affected and the government said it expected

A blackout hit much of Venezuela including the capital Caracas on Tuesday, but the oil industry was not affected and the government said it expected