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Uruguay Upset with Argentinean Energy Policy

Jul 05, 2011 at 20:15 | Charles Kennedy

The Uruguayan government is upset with the administration of Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez because it has delayed authorization for Paraguayan electricity to transit Argentinean territory to energy-poor Uruguay. Montevideo will…

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Greenpeace Battles Slovakian Government over Nuclear Power Plant

Jul 05, 2011 at 19:53 | Charles Kennedy

A major battle between Slovakia’s environmentalists and the government is emerging as Greenpeace charges that the country’s recently completed nuclear power plant at Mochovce in Nitra has in fact violated…

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Pakistani Energy Shortages Creates Unemployment

Jul 05, 2011 at 19:29 | Joao Peixe

Pakistan’s ongoing energy crisis is impacting the labor market, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their jobs. According to Samar Mubarakmand, a Science and Technology, Planning Commission member,…

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Jordan Presses on to Build First Nuclear Power Plant

Jul 04, 2011 at 20:35 | Charles Kennedy

Jordan’s economy has been heavily impacted by its need to import 96 percent of its energy needs, and so is pressing forward with a project to build the kingdom’s first…

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France Expands Nuclear Capabilities by Opening a Nuclear Institute

Jul 04, 2011 at 20:06 | Charles Kennedy

Instead of abandoning nuclear power, France has opened a nuclear energy institute. France currently generates 78 percent of its electricity from nuclear power plants, the highest percentage in the world.…

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Energy Issues Further Dividing Russian and U.S. Foreign Policy

Jul 04, 2011 at 18:46 | Joao Peixe

During “frank and candid” discussions in Moscow between Duma members and a visiting U.S. congressional delegation, the rifts between U.S. and Russian foreign policy perceptions were too evident to ignore.…

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Energy Companies Run Afoul of India’s Official Auditor

Jul 04, 2011 at 17:59 | Joao Peixe

India’s Controller and Auditor General insists that his mandate includes “unfettered access” to investigate the fiscal accounts of private companies, including India’s Reliance Industries conglomerate and foreign operators such as…

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Costs of Shuttering Germany’s Nuclear Plants Deemed High

Jul 04, 2011 at 17:33 | Charles Kennedy

In the wake of the 11 March Fukushima nuclear meltdown, Germany’s Bundestag handed its green movement its biggest victory yet, passing a resolution to close virtually all 17 of the…

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Iran To Increase Gas Exports To Pakistan

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:15 | Charles Kennedy

Iran's deputy oil minister and managing director of National Iranian Gas Company, Javad Owji, said that new round of talks between Iran and Pakistan on gas cooperation was held on…

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Chinese Provinces Suspend Nuclear Power Plant Projects

Jun 29, 2011 at 19:18 | Joao Peixe

The implications of the Fukushima catastrophe are reverberating through China, as a number of provinces have suspended new nuclear power projects. This in turn has added pressure to the government’s…

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