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Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing. Oli Scarff/Pool
Li's Power Assets to spin off HK unit

Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, is to spin off his electricity assets in Hong Kong through an initial public offering worth up to HK$27.9 billion ($3.6 billion) and will sell a large chunk to a Chinese state-owned power company.

Li's Power Assets to spin off HK unit
Britain braces for worst storm in a decade
Britain braces for worst storm in a decade

Britain faced travel chaos on Monday and more than 10,000 homes were without electricity in northwestern France as a massive storm swept in from the Atlantic Ocean.

Britain braces for worst storm in a decade
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Mexico towns lose power in suspected cartel sabotage

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday.

Mexico towns lose power in suspected cartel sabotage
Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power
Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power

Large parts of Johannesburg -- including the suburb where Nelson Mandela is recuperating following his hospital release -- were without electricity.

Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power
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Scientists power mobile phone using urine

British scientists on Tuesday reported they had harnessed the power of urine and were able to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the internet.

Scientists power mobile phone using urine
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Sri Lanka man dies of heart attack after shocking electric bill

A Sri Lankan man suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill.

Sri Lanka man dies of heart attack after shocking electric bill
Energy-saving light bulbs. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan mulls banning mercury-containing light bulbs

Production of mercury-containing light bulbswill be banned in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan mulls banning mercury-containing light bulbs
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Almaty power plant tests new plasma unit

Tests of a new plasma-fuel system started at Almaty Thermal Power Plant No.2.

Almaty power plant tests new plasma unit
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Kazakhstan to launch biggest solar power station

The project of the solar power station was presented on May 1 in Zhanakorgan region of Kyzylorda oblast.

Kazakhstan to launch biggest solar power station
Thousands without electricity as winter storm hits France
Thousands without electricity as winter storm hits France

More than 68,000 homes were without electricity in France and hundreds of people were trapped in their cars after a winter storm hit with heavy snow.

Thousands without electricity as winter storm hits France
Shortages of food, fuel, power as Syria battered by war
Shortages of food, fuel, power as Syria battered by war

"Yesterday I did not make anything to eat as there was no electricity for the entire day," says Umm Fadi, a resident of Artuz district near Damascus that has been caught up in the fighting between rebels and regime forces.

Shortages of food, fuel, power as Syria battered by war
Pakistan hit by nationwide blackout
Pakistan hit by nationwide blackout

Pakistan was hit by a nationwide blackout for more than two hours after the breakdown of a major plant caused power stations to stop working across the country.

Pakistan hit by nationwide blackout
Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria
Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria

Several thousand people joined street rallies across Bulgaria on Monday as initial protests against high electricity bills snowballed into bitter anger against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria
Wind Power Station. Photo courtesy of rencentre.com
Yereymentai Wind Power Station to supply EXPO-2017 with power

Samruk-Energo is planning to start constructing the first stage of Yerementau Wind Power Station with a capacity of 45 megawatt this year.

Yereymentai Wind Power Station to supply EXPO-2017 with power
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Accident at Zhambyl-Shymkent line causes power supply limitation in north Kyrgyzstan

Emergency at Zhambyl-Shymkent power line of Central-Asian 'power ring' weakened reliability of the joint power system of Central Asia.

Accident at Zhambyl-Shymkent line causes power supply limitation in north Kyrgyzstan
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Kyrgyz capital without gas at 20 below zero

Residents of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek have no gas to heat their homes amid arctic temperatures because Kazakhstan cut off the supply.

Kyrgyz capital without gas at 20 below zero
Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power
Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power

The Pacific nation of Samoa faces up to two weeks without electricity, officials said Friday, after a cyclone that killed two people and sent hundreds fleeing to safety destroyed its main power station.

Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power
Patrick Kron, chairman and chief executive of French power and transport engineering company Alstom. ©REUTERS
Alstom suspends work on Slovenia coal plant over financing

French energy giant Alstom has begun suspending work on a 1.3-billion-euro ($1.67-billion) coal-fired electricity plant in Slovenia after failing to receive financing guarantees from the government.

Alstom suspends work on Slovenia coal plant over financing
New York axes marathon, but some electricity returns
New York axes marathon, but some electricity returns

Bowing to mounting pressure, Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled New York's annual marathon set for Sunday.

New York axes marathon, but some electricity returns
Wind power stations. Photo courtesy of Neftegaz.ru
Wind generators to produce electricity in North-Kazakhstan oblast

Wind generators were purchased in Novonikolskoye village of North-Kazakhstan oblast.

Wind generators to produce electricity in North-Kazakhstan oblast