March 22, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Here are today’s top energy news stories from the EIN News media monitoring service:

Siemens Chairman Sees Future Full of Alternative Energy
Chairman of Seimens Australia & New Zealand Albert Goller introduced the company’s “Picture the Future: Australia” report, a $60 billion initiative for sustainable energy. Calling “Picture the Future” a report for both the nation and for his own company, Goller said the technology for a sustainable future already existed and that governments and corporations needed to invest in it. He predicted that coal and oil companies would support such an initiative.

Read more at Renewable Energy News Today:
Australia Renewable Energy News – http://renewableenergy.einnews.com/australia/

Venezuela Punishes 80 Firms, Including Sony, for Power Use
Venezuela announced 24-hour power cutoffs for companies that failed to reduce energy usage during the country’s current electricity crisis. Among the abusers was Sony Corp’s Venezuelan unit. The country is suffering from severe drought that has hampered hydroelectric power, from which the Venezuela gets 70% of its electricity.

Read more at Electric Power News Today:
Venezuela Electric Power News – http://electricpower.einnews.com/venezuela/

Poll: 3 in 5 Americans Support Nuclear Energy
A new Gallup poll shows that support for nuclear power is at an all-time high in the US. The latest survey shows that 62% of Americans are in favor of using nuclear energy as an electricity source. Of the respondents, 28% “strongly favor” nuclear power.

Read more at Nuclear Power News Today:
United States Nuclear Power News – http://nuclearpower.einnews.com/unitedstates/

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