energy crisis

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How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S.

By Brandon Smith If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then … Continue reading

Crisis In Venezuela — A Lesson From Saudi Arabia

By Eric Simmons President Nicolás Maduro has implemented measures such as shortened workday, increased federal holidays and scheduled blackouts in an attempt to reduce energy consumption across the country amidst a nationwide energy crisis brought on by severe drought. However, the energy crisis is only a microcosm of the Venezuelan economy and regardless of oil’s recovery, the … Continue reading

Venezuela Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures To Remove Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition says it has delivered a petition to election authorities calling for a nationwide referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. The opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable said Monday it has collected 1.85 million signatures, more than nine times the number needed to launch the referendum process. The party blames Maduro’s policies for food … Continue reading

As Crisis Deepens In Venezuela, Govt Declares Five-Day Weekends In Desperate Attempt To Save Energy

First it was the three-day weekend; now it’s the two-day working week. Crippled by drought, Venezuela’s government has taken drastic measures as water levels at the country’s largest hydroelectric dam plunge to critical levels. At the beginning of April, the Socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, decreed Fridays non-working days for public sector staff, and on Monday … Continue reading

Maduro Changes Time Zone To Counter Venezuela’s Energy Crisis

Venezuela has reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chávez’s idiosyncratic 14-year rule. Chávez turned Venezuela’s clocks back 30 minutes in 2007 so that children could wake up for school in daylight. But his successor, Nicolás Maduro, has decided to return to the previous system, four … Continue reading

Is Pakistan’s Economy Out Of The Woods?

By Mohsin Khan Looking back over 2015, there are two quite distinct views on how Pakistan’s economy has fared. The first, expounded frequently by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and supported by the IMF, is that there has been a significant turnaround in the economy and Pakistan is now basically on track to … Continue reading

Solving South Africa’s Energy Crisis

By Steve Hedden Sustained power cuts, caused by under-investment and a shortage of generating capacity, have damaged the South African economy. The response has been a belated thrust towards more power supply, from a combination of coal-fired power plants, oil and gas, wind and solar, and potentially a fleet of new nuclear power stations. Fixing … Continue reading

“Supergiant” Gas Field Could Transform Egypt’s Energy Industry

By David Wille The discovery of a massive natural gas field could take pressure off of Egyptians suffering from a historic energy crisis. But the find throws into question a pending deal with Israeli companies to import gas and takes pressure off the Egyptian government for much-needed reforms. On August 30, Italian energy giant Eni … Continue reading

How Can Africa Fulfill Its Potential For Energy Production?

By Martin Ganda South Africa’s City Press reports that Turkish company Karadeniz Energy Group has offered to help to solve South Africa’s power problems by supplying its Powerships. Some African countries, like Ghana, get electricity from Powerships; floating power stations that connect to the grid and are powered by oil or gas. If this demonstrates anything, it is how Africa’s power scarcity … Continue reading

Hopes High In Pakistan To Solve Energy Crisis With Iran-Pakistan Pipeline, Following Landmark Nuclear Deal

Pakistan is hoping to benefit from a historic nuclear deal that Iran and six major world powers (P5+1) reached on Tuesday, following over a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Pakistan has been struggling with an energy crisis as rolling blackouts for several hours a day are common in its urban and rural areas … Continue reading

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