Myth #36: Transnistria gets free gas from Russia

In the “old days,” all three were part of the Soviet Union’s power grid, specifically what is now called the IPS or the Единая энергетическая система.

What this effectively means is that all three countries’ energy systems (both natural gas and electricity) are still hooked up together although operated separately. Continue reading Myth #36: Transnistria gets free gas from Russia

Power Talk: Transportation

While it’s relatively easy to point out problems, I find it far more rewarding to focus on practical solutions. The following post is part of a longer series examining energy production, consumption and waste in Romania. Obviously the above graphic is describing energy production, usages and wastage in the United States. I included it here because I don’t have a similar graphic for Romania. I … Continue reading Power Talk: Transportation

The Wise Elves Say Cernavoda Earthquake Proof

Looks like I wasn’t the only one wondering just how safe Cernavoda is – and how well it is built to withstand an earthquake. From Mediafax: Centrala nucleară de la Cernavodă a fost proiectată să reziste la cutremure cu magnitudinea de opt grade pe scara Richter, iar seismele care se pot produce în România pot avea o intensitate maximă în intervalul de 7-7,5 grade, se … Continue reading The Wise Elves Say Cernavoda Earthquake Proof