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Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up energy price protest
Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up energy price protest

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks.

Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up energy price protest
Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters
Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters
Armenian PM rejects protesters' demands as anger simmers
Armenian PM rejects protesters' demands as anger simmers

The Armenian government refused to reverse a controversial electricity price hike, sparking fresh anger among thousands of demonstrators.

Armenian PM rejects protesters' demands as anger simmers
Armenia police disperse protest over power price hikes
Armenia police disperse protest over power price hikes

Riot police in the Armenian capital early used water cannon to disperse several hundred demonstrators protesting a government hike in electricity prices.

Armenia police disperse protest over power price hikes
Chairman of CAEPCO JSC Board of Directors Alexander Klebanov (top) and Vice President of ALSTOM Philippe Romieu (bottom) signed the memorandum of understanding
French ALSTOM to help modernize Kazakh power sector

French multinational ALSTOM and Kazakhstan's largest private power generating company CAEPCO have signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding to modernize the power sector of Kazakhstan.

French ALSTOM to help modernize Kazakh power sector
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Kazakh businessmen send generator to Kyrgyz hospital after doctors perform open heart surgery with no electricity

Kazakh businessmen have raised money for a generator and sent the equipment to the Kyrgyz hospital, where doctors had to scandalously make a open heart surgery during an blackout.

Kazakh businessmen send generator to Kyrgyz hospital after doctors perform open heart surgery with no electricity
Uch-Kurgan hydro-electric powerplant. Photo ©knews.kg
Kyrgyzstan resumes water supply to Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan has resumed water supply from Uch-Kurgan hydro-electric powerplant to Kazakhstan in the amount of 350 cubic meters per second.

Kyrgyzstan resumes water supply to Kazakhstan
Dust storm in Aktau. © <a href="http://www.lada.kz/" target="_blank">Lada</a>
Dust storm cuts Kazakhstan's Aktau off water and electricity

A severe dust storm has left Aktau city in western Kazakhstan without water and electricity.

Dust storm cuts Kazakhstan's Aktau off water and electricity
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Australia approves huge India-backed mine

Australia has given the go-ahead to a massive coal mine in Queensland state which Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Monday could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians.

Australia approves huge India-backed mine
Street lights are seen in front of the illuminated Parthenon temple. ©Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
Power cuts in Greece amid anti-privatisation strike

Greece faced nationwide power cuts on Thursday as a rolling strike began against government plans to break up the country's main electricity provider.

Power cuts in Greece amid anti-privatisation strike
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Cost of electricity and gas in Kazakhstan to keep rising: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the cost of electricity and gas would grow.

Cost of electricity and gas in Kazakhstan to keep rising: Nazarbayev
Restaurant workers try to finish up orders in the kitchen during a blackout in Caracas. ©Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital
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Kazakhstan focuses on energy saving and efficiency

Kazakhstan intends to step up energy saving and efficiency.

Kazakhstan focuses on energy saving and efficiency
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Kazakhstan to subsidize 50% of renewable power generators installation

The Government of Kazakhstan will subsidize 50% of expenses to stimulate remote households to install renewable energy sources-based generators.

Kazakhstan to subsidize 50% of renewable power generators installation
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Angry protests in India's capital over power blackouts

Angry protests broke out in India's capital overnight over power blackouts as summer temperatures soar, fuelling concerns of a repeat of an electricity crisis two years ago, police said.

Angry protests in India's capital over power blackouts
New substation will provide a sustainable supply of electricity. ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Almaty launches new power substation: Yessimov

Yessentai substation has been put into service in Almaty to spur the city's development.

Almaty launches new power substation: Yessimov
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water

The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.

Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
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Kazakhstan can manage without Kyrgyz electricity

Experts believe that Kyrgyzstan’s plans to cut export of electricity to Kazakhstan in 2014 would not cause a deficit in the country.

Kazakhstan can manage without Kyrgyz electricity
 Acting Minitser of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbayev.Photo©kenesh.kg
Kyrgyzstan cuts electricity supply to Kazakhstan

Ministry of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyzstan announced that they will not export electricity to Kazakhstan in 2014 due to the shortage of water in the largest water reservoir of the country Toktogul.

Kyrgyzstan cuts electricity supply to Kazakhstan
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Power outages hit three million in Brazil

Several Brazilian states, including three set to host June World Cup action, suffered power outages Tuesday, fueling fears over the country's ability to keep the lights on.

Power outages hit three million in Brazil