Egypt, Greece, Cyprus Sign Energy Sharing Agreement

Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus signed an agreement on Oct. 19 that would link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable across the Mediterranean. Presidents Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus signed the …

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Homes and Factories Severely Affected by China Blackouts

Chinese households and factories have been severely affected by blackouts and power rationing as China struggles with crippling energy shortages. The state-run Global Times reported on Sep. 28 that “unexpected and unprecedented” electricity cuts during peak usage hours have caused …

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North Korea Appears to Have Restarted Nuclear Reactor, UN Says

North Korea appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor that is believed to produce plutonium after being inactive since December 2018, the United Nations (UN) atomic agency said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its annual report …

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U.S. Issues New Cybersecurity Directives for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Tuesday the implementation of a second cybersecurity directive that will require owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport and distribute hazardous liquids and natural gas to bolster cybersecurity in response …

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Kazakhstan Introduces Cryptomining Energy Surcharge

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a new law this week imposing an additional tax fee for energy utilized by crypto miners operating in the country.  The new law will charge cryptocurrency miners an additional fee of 1 Kazakhstan tenge …

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