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Nigeria:Unending Rip-Off of Customers By DisCos

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25 May 2018 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Nigeria | Sectors: Buildings, District energy, Equipment and appliances, Power sector
[Guardian] Some may call it cheating, while others may see it as smart billing but it is nothing less than fraud. The system of billing some electricity consumers, otherwise known as estimated billing, adopted by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria, is a clear case of extortion of consumers without metres, whether prepaid or the old order. Ironically, the DisCos are unconcerned and unrepentant, instead they are passing the buck concerning metering to customers. Imagine...

Austrian World Summit Calls for More Ambitious Climate Commitments by 2020

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24 May 2018 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Austria | Sectors: Lighting
Organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s non-profit environmental organization R20 Regions of Climate Action, the R20 Austrian World Summit 2018 took place with the aim of helping regions, states and cities implement the SDGs and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Summit featured discussions on financing climate action, innovative solutions and tackling environmental pollution, producing a ‘Message to the World’ as its outcome. Underscoring the inadequacy of current engagements, the...

For summer travelers, improved fuel economy can help offset pain at the pump

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24 May 2018 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

A near-record number of families are hitting the road over Memorial Day weekend, just as gas prices are projected to climb to a four-year high. Watching prices creep...

Uganda:French Agency Gives U.S.$44,2 Million for Power Transmission Line

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23 May 2018 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Uganda | Sectors: Power sector
[Observer] Uganda will receive ?37.1 million (about $44.2 million) from the Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD) after the two parties signed a financing agreement for the upgrading of a key transmission line.

Nigeria:Why Half Victoria Island Experience Electricity Outage - Eko Disco

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22 May 2018 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Nigeria | Sectors: Power sector
[Premium Times] Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says the electricity outage in Victoria Island was caused by a breaker problem at Alagbon Transmission Substation in Lagos.