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Greece fears tourism blow as workers go on strike

Greece ordered electricity workers back to their jobs yesterday, threatening them with arrest if they continue with strikes that have caused power cuts across the country in the middle of its tourism season. The move came after wo

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Bahrain readies to tackle power woes

A government call centre in Bahrain will almost triple its workforce in the next two weeks to handle an expected surge of complaints about power cuts, a senior government official said. Minister of State for Electricity and Water

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Libyan steel maker plans production boost in 2014

The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) is planning slightly higher overall production next year, its chairman told Reuters, but shortages of electricity and gas will continue to disrupt its recovery following the country's civil war.

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Bahrain sees drop in power cut emergency calls

The number of electricity and water emergencies reported during Ramadan in Bahrain fell by 58 per cent and 32 per cent respectively compared with last year, according to latest statistics. The call centre received during Ramadan 5

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Bahrain plans $79m spend to avert power cuts

Bahrain is set to spend BD30 million ($79.6 million) this summer to minimise power cuts across the country, said Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza. It has also nearly tripled its power generators to help people in the event of an elect

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Bahrain targets firms dodging utility bills

Private companies in Bahrain that haven't paid their utility bills will be targeted first in a new drive to recoup money after the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) revealed that $201.5 million in unpaid bills had not been collected.

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Dubai to double coal power plant size

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has doubled the size of its planned coal-fired power plant, Dewa's chief executive said on Wednesday, dismissing summer power shortage fears over the next few years. Rising demand for electr

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ME 'must expand power generation capacity'

Continued expansion of power generation capacity through building of more power stations and widening the distribution grid is essential to meet the long-term demand in Middle East, according to experts. As the GCC adds more countries to i

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Bahrain to face 50pc fewer summer power cuts

Baharin will face half the power cuts this summer than it has in the last few years, says the minister in charge of the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA). Fahmi Al Jowder, who is also the Works Minister, said the cuts would be "at leas

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Bahrain summer power cuts 'inevitable'

Power cuts in Bahrain were inevitable this summer, as demand surges due to the nation's reliance on air-conditioning, a top minister said on Monday. However, Works Minister Fahmi Al Jowder said efforts were underway to limit the p

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