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Why Are Australian Electricity Prices So High?

June 10th, 2012 by Fereidoon Sioshansi, EEnergy Informer

It is a question that is often asked: Who pays how much for electricity and why? The answer, it turns out, is not as straightforward as it may appear. It may not be as complicated, but is akin to asking what is the most expensive city to live in? In this case, the answer depends on where you live within a “city” – center of town, in a suburb, in a high price neighborhood, etc. – how you “live” – for example whether you are renting or owning property and when you bought it – and many other variables – for example the size of the dwelling and its amenities.
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Shale gas in Eastern Europe: gold for a new sheikdom or vain illusion?

June 3rd, 2012 by Cédric Jeancolas, Mines ParisTech and Elsa Merckel, Mines ParisTech

Except for the serious environmental problems brought up by their exploitation, of which we are utterly aware, what are the factors conditioning the success or the failure of shale gas exploitation in Eastern Europe?

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