The price of electricity in Spain has skyrocketed in recent months, leaving some consumers with difficult choices to make about their spending. The Spanish government has announced measures including a VAT cut and a windfall tax on energy company profits to try to combat the price increases, which have been triggered by the rising price of gas. Also today, the troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande faces a major debt deadline.
In the first half of 2021, coal shot up as the biggest contributor to Germany's electric grid, while wind power dropped to its lowest level since 2018. Officials say the weather is partly to blame.
NordLink is one of the world's longest subsea cables. It will connect the energy grids of Norway and Germany, with a test run already completed successfully. It will provide some 3.6 million households with green power.
Some 86 million people in Nigeria live in extreme poverty. Many have no running water, electricity or adequate sanitation. The government now wants to ensure that everyone has access to a clean toilet.
29 Nov 2020
In Rwanda, 60% of the population have a mobile phone - but only 22% have electricity. Mobile kiosks now offer not only solar power but also internet access, even in the most remote corners of the country.
COVID-19:17,000 elderly people died of COVID-19 in Africa – WHO, FG orders Unity Schools to reopen Oct 12 and more
2 Oct 2020
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Nigeria leads in Africa's Bitcoin transfers, transacts $8 million weekly, Guinea Election A ‘War,' and more
23 Sep 2020
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Nigerian suspect wanted by FBI for $6m scam surrenders, NLC announces protest over fuel and electricity price and more
22 Sep 2020
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16 Sep 2020
Nigerians lament an increase in prices after the oil-rich nation dumped a controversial petrol subsidy system in the face of a coronavirus budget crunch. Authorities announced an end to the subsidies earlier this year, as falling oil prices robbed Nigeria of a major chunk of its revenues. Increasing the pain for average Nigerians, the government has also almost doubled the cost of electricity from 33 to more than 60 naira per kilowatt. The manager of a printing and embroidery company describes the impact these changes will have on his production.
15 Sep 2020
Fuel-electricity price hike: Civil society groups mobilise for a protest on Wednesday
FG to meet labour over fuel and electricity hike, Flood kills 16, destroys 3,042 houses in Bauchi – SEMA and more
11 Sep 2020
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Lagos conducts over 42,000 COVID-19 tests as 177 dies, COVID-19 cases worldwide now 11.34 million and more
5 Jul 2020
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