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Nigeria: Nigeria: ‘Power of One’ Sets a Nation on Track

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Photo: President Buhari guest column By Jean Herskovits Nationwide-wide electrical outages nearly shut down Africa’s largest economy before the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in late May. But now the lights are on, the miles-long petrol queues are gone, and oil refineries, if not fully operational, are showing signs of life. Banks and automatic teller […]

South Africa: Nation Faces More Widespread Power Cuts

Johannesburg – With the increase in electricity demand, load shedding remains a reality for the near future for South Africa, says power utility Eskom. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said the country had just about exhausted the electricity reserve margin and any slight pressure might trigger power cuts. Matona spent […]

California leads the nation in the adoption of electric vehicles

December 10, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Federal Highway Administration data and R.L. Polk & Company In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)—small numbers compared to around 226 million registered vehicles in the United States. Total U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles […]

Texas leads nation in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013

November 5, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Department of Labor, Note: Oil and natural gas production jobs comprise the North American Industry Classifications System (NAICS) categories for oil and gas extraction, support activities for oil and gas operations, and drilling oil and gas wells. Texas added more than 19,000 new private […]

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