Search Results for "electricity " : 19

by / on October 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Left High and Dry

…y acquired from Kibera, the supply is considered too unreliable to sustain the fair.  To fill the gap, water and electricity is also taken from residents’ homes in Jamhuri to power the fair. According to Connie, a resident of Jamhuri for the past decade, “Every year they take our water and electricity. A few years ago it was very bad, I would not have power for almost a month.” Not only does the fair take electricity and water from local re…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 4:05 am / in Asia, Issue, Main Menu, World

Nuclear Reactions

…lternative with great potential and depths to be plumbed.  The US uses nuclear energy for twenty percecnt of its electricity.  With over 800 net megawatt-hours, it is the country with the most nuclear energy capacity. This is commendable, but the country should take note of its peers.  Eighty percent of France’s electricity is generated through nuclear energy—400 net megawatt-hours in a country one-fifth of the US’s size. Perhaps the most obvious…

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by / on March 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm / in Briefings

Briefing: Handling Growing Energy Consumption

…e to medicine to transportation to telecommunications. Today, 1.3 billion people do not have access to access to electricity, and 2.6 billion do not have access to clean cooking facilities. These people are mainly in developing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Just ten countries account for two-thirds of the population without access to electricity; India alone accounts for one-quarter. Billions of people are burning firewood, coal, dung, charcoal, a…

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by / on March 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm / in Briefings

Briefing: The Moment of Energy Access

by Whether you care most about health or education, the poor climbing out of poverty or the creation of economic opportunity, the plight of women or the needs of children, climate change adaptation or natural resource preservation—whatever it is that floats your boat and represents your values—know this:  without improved energy, very few of these goals can be pursued. Examine each of the Millennium Development Goals, or the components…

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by / on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am / in Domestic, Election

Left on Main Street

by I was heading out the door after making a speech in Defiance, Ohio — a quaint, charming town deep in the state’s northwest corner — when a middle-aged man in faded jeans and a hunting jacket stopped me and extended his hand. “Excuse me, Ms. Brown,” he said. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m a registered Republican.” Given that my father, Sherrod Brown, is a longtime Ohio politician and a longer-time Democrat, such an introduct…

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by / on March 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

This Women’s Day …

by What do Asian women in air hostess uniforms, James Bond actor Daniel Craig dressed in drag and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have in common? Before you get carried away with suggestions not fit for mass consumption, I’ll tell you:…

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by / on May 3, 2006 at 12:51 pm / in Business, Domestic, Environmental

The Nuclear Option

by The nuclear industry, despite a rough patch in the past few decades, may be poised for a major renaissance. As the prices of conventional fuels such as coal and natural gas skyrocket, nuclear power has become increasingly attractive to utilities looking for stable operating costs, environmentally friendly sources of energy, and insurance against geopolitical threats to energy security. Finally, in an era of rising concern over ener…

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by / on March 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm / in Opinion, World

Capitalizing on Coal

by The first convicts sent down under arrived in 1788, and within twenty years, capitalizing on the land’s natural resources, they were exporting coal to India. A carbon economy is part of the Australian culture, and recent attempts by the government to regulate emissions have polarized both society and political leaders. Both advocates and opponents of a carbon tax credit have organized rallies over the past two years. More recently,…

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by / on November 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

After The Storm

by from Wikimedia Commons Imagine, the day after Hurricane Sandy, the US Department of Defense airlifting generators to dangerously electricity-lacking hospitals and to the millions of people without power in their homes. Imagine the city government slashing the 9.5 percent unemployment rate by hiring tens of thousands of New Yorkers to climb the towering public housing projects to search for people who couldn’t leave their homes and…

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by / on March 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm / in Business, Domestic, Domestic, Kyle Dontoh, Opinion, Web Columnists

The North Dakota Way

by Wikimedia Commons Fargo is an unlikely candidate for the next great American city. The metropolitan area population is slightly higher than that of Yonkers. The nearest major airport is 250 miles away, in Minneapolis. Its largest company is a local subsidiary of John Deere. But the provincial image belies surprising—and substantial—changes. The city’s population grew by 20.25% between 2000 and 2010, more than twice the national ave…

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