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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid
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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on. Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power...

What do I need to do to prepare for possible blackouts in the UK?
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What do I need to do to prepare for possible blackouts in the UK?

THE NATIONAL GRID announced the rollout blackouts might need to take place across the UK if Brits don’t reduce the amount of energy they use. The winter times might see us spend some time without electricity and that is why here we tell you what you need to prepare for a possible blackout. 1 The...

Ukrainians urged to save electricity as missiles strike power plants and spark blackouts | World News
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Ukrainians urged to save electricity as missiles strike power plants and spark blackouts | World News

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged Ukrainians to conserve electricity as Russian strikes devastate the country’s power supply. “The main target of terrorists is energy,” the president said yesterday. “We are trying to bring back lights to people as soon as possible.” More than a dozen Russian missiles struck energy facilities and other infrastructure across Ukraine on...

Fresh Russian Strikes Leave Parts of Ukraine Without Power
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Fresh Russian Strikes Leave Parts of Ukraine Without Power

Updated Oct. 22, 2022 12:07 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) KYIV, Ukraine—Russia launched one of its most destructive attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure Saturday, using a fresh wave of cruise missile attacks to escalate its campaign to leave the country without power as winter approaches. Energy-grid operator Ukrenergo said Saturday that more than...

Western World’s Energy Folly in a New York Nutshell
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Western World’s Energy Folly in a New York Nutshell

Holman W. Jenkins Jr. is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. He writes the twice-weekly “Business World” column that appears on the paper’s op-ed page on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mr. Jenkins joined the Journal in May 1992 as a writer for the editorial page in New York. In February 1994,...

Ukrainians Urged to Ration Electricity as Russian Missiles Target Energy Infrastructure
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Ukrainians Urged to Ration Electricity as Russian Missiles Target Energy Infrastructure

Listen to article (2 minutes) KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine called on residents to limit their use of electricity on Thursday after 10 days of targeted Russian missile-and-drone attacks damaged critical energy infrastructure across the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would meet officials on Thursday to accelerate repairs to facilities and urged residents to ration their...

Iran’s Internet Blackouts Are Part of a Global Menace
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Iran’s Internet Blackouts Are Part of a Global Menace

For the past five weeks, thousands of Iranians, led by courageous young women, have taken to the streets of dozens of cities around the country, driven to action by the case of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died while in the custody of the country’s Morality Police. At tremendous risk to their safety,...

BBC has secret scripts prepared for use during winter blackouts
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BBC has secret scripts prepared for use during winter blackouts

THE BBC has prepared secret scripts for use during blackouts this winter. The scripts set out how the broadcaster would attempt to reassure the public should there be a “major loss of power”. 2 Brits would be advised to listen to car radios or battery-powered receivers to get updates, according the secret scriptsCredit: Alamy Brits...

Energy crisis: Can Europe cut its electricity consumption enough to avoid blackouts?
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Energy crisis: Can Europe cut its electricity consumption enough to avoid blackouts?

The energy crisis will reach a crunch point as winter begins in Europe, with governments hoping they can cut consumption fast enough to avoid electricity shortages Environment 18 October 2022 By Carissa Wong German cities like Berlin will turn lights off early on public monuments Christian Ender/Getty Images As Europe braces for winter, its nations...