A general view of Macedonian capital Skopje with the city lights ...
Feb 14th, 2012
(Reuters) - A general view of Macedonian capital Skopje with the city lights turned turned off as part of energy saving measurements, February 13, 2012. Macedonia's government has declared an energy crisis, recommending energy savings. The crisis was declared as a consequence of a severe disruption in power supply, due to difficulties generating electricity from low water levels in the reservoirs from the poor weather condition and importing electricity, local media reported. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: BUSINESS CITYSPACE ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) -
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