electricity


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Economy
People set fire to their electricity bills during a protest in Ankara, Turkey, on February 9, 2022.

Turkey raises gas, electricity prices amid stark inflation

Turkey is almost entirely reliant on imports to meet its natural gas and oil needs, and demand is rising

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Palestinian Territories
Kerem Shalom crossing at Israel-Gaza border, August 8, 2022.

Gaza's sole power plant restarts after 2-day stoppage

'The plant has started working to generate electricity'

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Palestinian Territories
This picture taken on August 6, 2022 shows a view of a fuel silo at the Nuseirat natural gas power station, the sole plant operating in the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Gaza's sole power plant shuts down due to lack of fuel

The site operates largely on diesel deliveries from Israel, which closed the border crossings with Gaza

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Environment
A Palestinian boy sprays a friend with water from a pipe, on a very hot day in the town of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 7, 2021.

Gazans reel under heat, lengthy power cuts

'The fan is broken, the battery is not working, we are fanning ourselves with trays'

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Asia & Pacific
A woman with a child sits outside her house during a power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 30, 2022.

Power restored in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

'Situation is largely back to normal. All power plants are functional, and the engineers are back at work'

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Palestinian Territories
Jewish settlers and supporters pose for a picture in the illegal Israeli outpost of Evyatar, in the West Bank, on July 2, 2021.

West Bank: Israel to connect illegal outposts to power grid

Palestinian villages in Area C will also be connected to the electricity grid

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The Gulf
A man watches stock movements on a display at the Dubai Financial Market stock exchange in the Gulf emirate on April 12, 2022.

Dubai's DEWA shares soar in Gulf's biggest IPO since 2019

Shares in Dubai Electricity and Water Authority rose nearly 16% on Tuesday

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The Gulf
Said Mohamed al-Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) speaks during a press conference in Dubai on June 2, 2016.

Dubai utility DEWA readies Gulf's largest IPO since 2019

Some nine billion shares will be listed from April 12 on the Dubai stock exchange

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Environment
Said Mohamed al-Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) speaks during a press conference in Dubai on June 2, 2016.

DEWA calls for attendance at first-ever MENA climate week

The conference aims to 'explore climate opportunities and challenges'

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Politics
A plenum session in the assembly hall of the parliament (Knesset) on December 15, 2021.

Israel: bill on connecting illegal West Bank outposts to power grid fails

Levin accuses Prime Minister Bennett of 'turning a cold shoulder to the children of the young settlements'

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Levant & Turkey
Pedestrians walk across the partially snow-covered Golden Horn metro bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 27, 2022.

Turkey: Snowfall leaves around 20,000 homes without power

Donmez says 'Heavy snow and a blizzard caused serious damage to energy infrastructure'

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Environment
Said Mohamed al-Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) speaks during a press conference in Dubai on June 2, 2016.

Media office: Dubai aims to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

The council says the plans will 'support the UAE’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050'

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Politics
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confronts opposition members during a plenum session and a vote on an electricity bill at Israel's parliament, Jerusalem, January 5, 2022.

Israel: Controversial electricity bill passes into law

The law will allow tens of thousands of illegally built Arab homes to be hooked up to electricity and water

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The Gulf
An Emirati trader phones as she watches a quotation board at the Abu Dhabi stock exchange on June 7, 2006 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Abu Dhabi stock market gains surpass those of Gulf neighbors

Dubai’s main share index also rose by .2 percent following news of DEWA's IPO

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The Gulf
Said Mohamed al-Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) speaks during a press conference in Dubai on June 2, 2016.

Dubai plans IPO of main utility firm DEWA at $25b valuation

Dubai is attempting to position its stock market favorably among neighboring competitors

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Environment
Security forces stand in front of the Celsius Riga tanker carrying Kenya-produced crude oil, during a ceremony at the Kipevu oil terminal at the port in Mombasa, Kenya, August 26, 2019.

Kenya: Oil plants to be converted to liquid natural gas

The move is part of the East African nation’s target to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

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International
Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi shake hands ahead of a meeting in Athens, Greece, October 19, 2021.

Greece vows to link Egypt to EU energy market via undersea cable

Submarine power link would transmit renewable electricity from North Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean

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Economy
People raise an Iranian flag, as they gather to welcome tankers carrying Iranian fuel, upon their arrival from Syria in the city of Baalbeck, in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, on September 16, 2021.

Lebanon: Electricity back up after army supplies power stations with fuel

Two key power stations back online after day-long blackout

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Technology & Science
Solar panels face the sky on January 26, 2021, in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

US can achieve 40% solar energy by 2035, report finds

The study recommends the US first install 30 gigawatts of solar capacity per year from now until 2025

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Middle East
Women and a child line up to receive humanitarian aid packages at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp, which holds relatives of suspected Islamic State (IS) group fighters, in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh governorate on August 18, 2021.

Millions in Syria, Iraq face acute water shortages

Including Lebanon, more than 15 million people in the three countries will likely be affected

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Israel
Lea and Simcha Goldin, parents of Lt. Hadar Goldin attend a passive protest outside the memorial ceremony marking six years to his death and abduction, outside the military cemetery in Jerusalem, on July 2, 2020.

Electric corp. refuses to repair Gaza power lines until Israeli captives repatriated

Hamas has held the bodies of Lt. Hadar Goldin and St.-Sgt. Oron Shaul since 2014 Operation Protective Edge

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Israel
FILE - Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, as seen on September 29, 2020.

Report: Qatar, UN and EU sign agreement to install gas pipeline from Israel to Gaza

The expectation is that this deal will significantly improve the electricity supply in the Strip

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Israel
File - In this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 file photo, a Palestinian family warm themselves up with a fire outside their makeshift house during a power cut in a poor neighborhood in town of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip is in the midst

Israeli electric company ends power cuts to West Bank after Palestinians pay debt

JDECO had said that the debt had accumulated due to many residents not paying their electric bills

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Middle East
Iraq is looking to revamp power stations and lines to cut waste, as well as import power and improve bill collection to boost revenues

Israeli electric company cuts power to West Bank Palestinian cities

The cuts have led to afternoon power outages in the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem