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  • Zimbabwe: State Electricity Officials Nabbed for Alleged US$35m Graft

    Police arrested last week three top employees of Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), the state-owned electricity company, in connection with over US$35 million alleged illicit dealings with an Indian company, the Herald reported.

  • Watchdogs Cite Shortcuts, Accidents at Belarus Nuclear Plant Construction Site

    The ongoing construction of Belarus’ first nuclear power plant has sparked a number of serious concerns in that country and in its neighbors, both over the plant’s ultimate safety and the secrecy with which it is being built.

    The nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus (Photo: onliner.by; Maxim Tarnalitskiy).The nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus (Photo: onliner.by; Maxim Tarnalitskiy).

  • Armenia: Growth in Small Hydros Threatens Rivers

    The nephew of Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan is a 50 percent shareholder in two hydropower projects on the Yeghegis River. According to a Ministry of Nature Protection monitor, the numerous projects on the river are increasing the water temperature.The nephew of Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan is a 50 percent shareholder in two hydropower projects on the Yeghegis River. According to a Ministry of Nature Protection monitor, the numerous projects on the river are increasing the water temperature.Small hydroelectric power plants in Armenia are pouring electricity into the country’s grid—and a steady stream of guaranteed income into the pockets of the political insiders who own them.

  • EurasiaNet Says EnergoKapital Controls Most of Moldova's Electricity

    A mysterious company called EnergoKapital, based in Transnistria, stands between Moldova’s state-run power company Energocom and the Cuciurgan thermoelectric power station which provides up to 80 percent of the country’s electricity, according to EurasiaNet.

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