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Japan plans to restart some nuclear plants in 2015 after Fukushima shutdown

February 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Agency, METI Previously one of the world’s largest producers of nuclear-generated electricity, Japan has relied heavily on fossil fuels following the meltdown at Fukushima Dai-ichi and subsequent shutdown of the country’s nuclear fleet. In 2013, when almost all of Japan’s nuclear fleet was shut down, […]

After record injections, natural gas storage levels now within 7% of 5-year average

November 7, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report Working natural gas in storage ended October at 3,571 billion cubic feet (Bcf), a record increase of 2,734 Bcf during the April 1 to October 31 injection season, and within 7% of the average of the last five end-of-season storage levels. While […]

Bayern in seventh heaven after Roma massacre

Rome, Italy  Five-time European champions Bayern Munich took a huge step towards qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with a remarkable 7-1 rout of Roma at a stunned Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s Bundesliga leaders travelled to the Eternal City looking to draw first blood in the first of two consecutive […]

Cameroon: Govt Raises Salaries After Cutting Fuel Subsidies

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Photo: Petrol station Cameroon has raised the base salary for government workers and the military, entering negotiations with transport workers in an effort to stop potential social unrest, according to . The fuel subsidies on petrol, diesel and cooking gas were reportedly cancelled last week in an attempt to cut costs – pushing up the […]

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion

June 24, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the for electricity prices Curtailments of wind generation on the Texas electric grid have steadily dropped since 2011 as more than 3,500 miles of transmission lines have been built, largely as a result of the state’s (CREZ) program. Occurrences of wind-related negative real-time electricity prices […]

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