Energy policy – more of the same?July 17, 2013-Will the current transitional government allow and drive for a serious review of its energy plans in terms of actual external costs, social impacts, and sustainability? Or will the energy policy remain business as usual? Continue reading →
Cement Industry’s Push for CoalJuly 13, 2013-Misr Cement – Qena (a Citadel Capital company) switching to coal at the expense of our health and environment, and these of our future generations, to keep its unjustly huge profits. [featured image source: Inhabitat]
Egypt’s Proposed Logic-Defying Switch to Coal Is CorruptJune 23, 2013-How much sense does Egypt's proposed switch to coal make? Is switching to an external fossil energy source the answer to our energy problems? Shouldn't we be investing in building capacity for local, decentralized renewable energy solutions, rather than in the costly infrastructure needed for coal?
On the face of it, the proposed switch to coal is marketed as a solution to Egypt's sharpening energy crisis, the brunt of which is carried by the citizens and home users, not to mention its effect on vital energy users such as hospitals. However, examination of the published outlines of the plan clearly shows it serves to allow the cement companies to dodge impending energy subsidy reforms and keep their unreasonably high profit margin by opening the door to coal import.
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Forced Eviction Looms Over Dab’ah AgainAugust 23, 2012-Forced evictions looms again over the Dab'ah community, this time - according to its statements - the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) plans to take matters into its own hands. Read the press release by EIPR.
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