Search Results for "electricity " : 22

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 November 8, 2015 at 1:25 am / in Current Issue

Removing the Stink

…k of expertise and weak infrastructure in the post-war period led the government to place provision of water and electricity and the collection of garbage in the hands of private corporations. Officially, garbage is handled and budgeted by each municipality, but Beirut has been contracting a company to collect the garbage since 1994 and has allotted the spending budget to paying contracting fees. Public electricity only runs for 12-14 hours, and…

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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 March 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm / in Current Issue, Middle East, World

Slick Dealings

by   Surrounded by the largest oil reserves in the world, and the most politically unstable regimes of the 21st century, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan finds itself in a rather peculiar situation in more ways than one. Politically, Jordan is known to be a moderate country with a Western-allied ruling family that has withstood the wave of protests known […]

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Environmental

Water Pressures

…fuel production. California has a long legacy of supporting renewable technology – in 2009, 11.6 percent of all electricity came from renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and small hydroelectric facilities. However, large hydroelectric plants generated another 9.2 percent of the state’s electricity, which will become increasingly problematic through the drought, as the state looks for solutions to supplement hydroelectric…

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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 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 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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