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Puerto Rico power plant blaze plunges island into darkness

A fire at the main power plant on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has left one and a half million people without electricity.

A fire at the main power plant on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has left one and a half million people without electricity.

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George brothers say portable wind turbine can be a game changer

Brothers Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, south west India, are hoping to revolutionise the renewable energy market with a small wind turbine that costs around $750 USD (670…

Brothers Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, south west India, are hoping to revolutionise the renewable energy market with a small wind turbine that costs around $750 USD (670…

Business

Germany energy firm E.ON posts record loss again

Germany's E.ON has posted a record loss again hammered by a surge in renewable energy, plunging wholesale electricity prices and the country's plans to abandon nuclear power.

Germany's E.ON has posted a record loss again hammered by a surge in renewable energy, plunging wholesale electricity prices and the country's plans to abandon nuclear power.

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Armenia: dozens arrested at protest against electricity price rise

Around 50 people have been briefly detained in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protesting against a hike in electricity prices. They had been

Around 50 people have been briefly detained in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protesting against a hike in electricity prices. They had been

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Armenian police break up protests at electricity price rise in Yerevan

More than 5000 people took to the streets of the Armenian capital Yerevan on Tuesday morning. Blocked from reaching the presidential palace when they

More than 5000 people took to the streets of the Armenian capital Yerevan on Tuesday morning. Blocked from reaching the presidential palace when they

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Soweto residents protest electricity prices

Protesters in the Johannesburg township of Soweto took to the streets in anger over what they say are unaffordable electricity prices from the

Protesters in the Johannesburg township of Soweto took to the streets in anger over what they say are unaffordable electricity prices from the

Business

The lights start to go out at Philips

Dutch electronics giant Philips has begun its long-flagged withdrawal from one of its core historic activities, lighting, by selling 80.1% of its

Dutch electronics giant Philips has begun its long-flagged withdrawal from one of its core historic activities, lighting, by selling 80.1% of its

Business

Energy and your wallet

In this edition of Real Economy we travel across Vienna, Berlin and Paris to discover the economic and energy-related challenges Europe faces

In this edition of Real Economy we travel across Vienna, Berlin and Paris to discover the economic and energy-related challenges Europe faces

Business

Britain's biggest energy suppliers face competition probe

British regulators are set to carry out a full investigation into the UK’s biggest energy suppliers amid public anger over high utility bills. The

British regulators are set to carry out a full investigation into the UK’s biggest energy suppliers amid public anger over high utility bills. The

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Hungary energy prices cut again

The Hungarian government has announced a third round of price cuts for household energy, just months before elections are due. Utility prices have

The Hungarian government has announced a third round of price cuts for household energy, just months before elections are due. Utility prices have

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Borisov resignation fails to prevent more protests

In Bulgaria protesters’ anger is not to be quelled. The government had already resigned but on Wednesday evening demonstrators returned to the

In Bulgaria protesters’ anger is not to be quelled. The government had already resigned but on Wednesday evening demonstrators returned to the

Business

GDF Suez powers down profits

As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014. That

As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014. That

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Markets react to E.ON profit warning

The profit warning of Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, was harshly sanctioned on Tuesday in Frankfurt. On stock markets weakened by concerns over

The profit warning of Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, was harshly sanctioned on Tuesday in Frankfurt. On stock markets weakened by concerns over

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Prices warning to Belgium power firms after nuclear shutdown

Electricity prices in Belgium should not be raised in the wake of a safety shutdown at a nuclear power station, the country’s Economy Minister Johan

Electricity prices in Belgium should not be raised in the wake of a safety shutdown at a nuclear power station, the country’s Economy Minister Johan

Business

E.ON benefits from Gazprom deal

German energy giant E.ON has posted greatly improved results for the first half of 2012 on higher sales, reduced losses from Germany’s phase out of

German energy giant E.ON has posted greatly improved results for the first half of 2012 on higher sales, reduced losses from Germany’s phase out of

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No nukes and Gazprom deal boost E.ON

Energy firm E.ON says its net profit more than tripled in the first half of the year – to 3.13 billion euros. That was because Germany’s largest

Energy firm E.ON says its net profit more than tripled in the first half of the year – to 3.13 billion euros. That was because Germany’s largest

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Japanese utility company profits slump

The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros. Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the

The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros. Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the

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Bolivian takeover criticised

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

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Bolivian nationalisation criticised

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

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GDF-Suez to take over International Power.

The French utility company GDF-Suez raised its initial offer by 7% for the 30% of the British electricity provider it did not already own

The French utility company GDF-Suez raised its initial offer by 7% for the 30% of the British electricity provider it did not already own

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EDF set to boost stake in Italian power giant

EDF the French state controlled power company has boosted its stake in Edison, Italy’s number two utility company. It has agreed to pay 700 million

EDF the French state controlled power company has boosted its stake in Edison, Italy’s number two utility company. It has agreed to pay 700 million

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Protesters block access to UK nuclear site

An anti-nuclear protest has taken place outside the UK’s Hinkley Point power station. The French company EDF plans to build two new reactors at the

An anti-nuclear protest has taken place outside the UK’s Hinkley Point power station. The French company EDF plans to build two new reactors at the

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Human error behind mass US/Mexico blackout

A massive power blackout in California, Arizona and Mexico affected almost five million people on Thursday. Authorities say human error was behind

A massive power blackout in California, Arizona and Mexico affected almost five million people on Thursday. Authorities say human error was behind