Could Increasing Advertising Costs Spur Use of Solar Panels?

Could Increasing Advertising Costs Spur Use of Solar Panels?

    We came across an interesting tidbit of news this morning that we couldn’t resist sharing with you: apparently rising electricity costs in Egypt could push some advertising agencies to turn to solar panels to light billboards.   The combination of rising electricity costs and increases in licensing are reportedly doubling the costs of […]

Two Gas Turbines That Will Boost Power Generation By 50% Are on Their Way to Egypt

Two Gas Turbines That Will Boost Power Generation By 50% Are on Their Way to Egypt

  Amidst all the chaos and frustration that followed Egypt’s transitional phase, finally progress and a better future is on the horizon. Siemens has taken one step forward towards delivering on a promise to the great people of Egypt for a better energy infrastructure that will improve the quality of our life. Following an initial meeting […]

Pepsi’s ‘Liter of Light’ Initiative Brings the Ramadan Spirit to Villages in Upper Egypt

Pepsi’s ‘Liter of Light’ Initiative Brings the Ramadan Spirit to Villages in Upper Egypt

Ramadan is all about family, festivities, giving back and good deeds. But have you thought about how people in the villages with no electricity celebrate Ramadan? While we’re putting up lights and decorations, others who are less fortunate scramble in the dark, leaving out a huge part of the Ramadan spirit. This year, PepsiCo, Egyptian […]

Getting Electrocuted… For Fitness!

Getting Electrocuted… For Fitness!

Fitness Review by Aya Fisher

  To build up the drama, I kept telling everyone I know that I was going to be getting electrocuted for my next fitness review. To be honest, it was an attempt at a humorous cover up for the fact that I was really nervous as to what exactly was about to go down at […]

Egypt Experiences a Nation-Wide Blackout

Egypt Experiences a Nation-Wide Blackout

  The majority of Egypt has suffered a nation-wide power outage this morning due to what was reported was a technical malfunction in Asyut. This was reported by Yom El Saba3, who cited an official source from the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy. The malfunction has caused a major blackout across most of Egypt, […]

14 Thoughts We Have Every Time the Electricity Cuts at Work

14 Thoughts We Have Every Time the Electricity Cuts at Work

One day, we’ll tell our grandchildren about “way back” when we were young and we could charge our phones anytime we wanted. Soon, we’ll be living in a country without electricity, but with only a few hours of sweet, sweet power a day.     Until then, we’re doomed to endure electricity cuts that are […]

Why We Need the Price Hikes in Egypt

Why We Need the Price Hikes in Egypt

Amusingly surreal. These are probably the two words I can use to describe how events are unfolding nowadays. And, I gotta say, I’m liking it. A lot. What we’re seeing now is the beginning of another era of history in the making. Granted, the last few years have also been history in the making. Yet, […]

Why I’m Utterly Outraged at Egypt as a Country

Why I’m Utterly Outraged at Egypt as a Country

This is a rant in response to the Jun. 8 sexual assault of a young woman by a group of men in Tahrir Square during mass celebrations of Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's presidential inauguration.

Let’s just face it, we’re a sh*t country. We will always be a sh*t country. In fact, we’re the worst country there is. And before I get all these guilt tripping comments: If you ever defend Egypt and Egyptians, you are just as bad as the rest of them. I’ve never heard of a country […]

Earth Hour 2014 in Dubai

Earth Hour 2014 in Dubai

This Saturday, Mar. 29, Dubai will celebrate Earth Hour by shutting off the electricity in its skyline from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Earth Hour, which has been celebrated in Dubai since 2008, was founded as a means to demonstrate the importance of energy conservation as well as humans’ collective power to make an impact. Reem Al […]

HOME SCREAM HOME: Egypt’s Electricity Crisis

HOME SCREAM HOME: Egypt’s Electricity Crisis

I’m writing this in the dark. It’s 9:39pm and the lights are out. The window is slightly open and I can hear three or four kids playing hide and seek. I am reminded of my age as my mind searches for a bazooka, ready to let it rip for some peace of mind. Thankfully the […]