Americans burn furniture for heating as power outages rock Texas

Texas Governor has blamed renewables for power issues

Lancaster homes advised to use power ‘sparingly’

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Saudi power outages during Ramadan

Saudi Arabia is experiencing continued power cuts because of an increase in electricity use linked to the religious festival of Ramadan, according to press reports. Power outages are said to have hit the city of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea which is home to the Island Mosque (pictured), an official at the […]

US nuclear plants withstand Irene

Hurricane Irene may have battered much of the US but it appears most nuclear plants escaped damage. Although millions suffered power failures from downed cables and blown transmission networks only a few nuclear power stations were affected according to the US regulatory authorities. The worst was Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs 1 reactor which automatically and safely […]