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  • SAO PAULO, July 20- Large private and foreign groups will displace Brazil's state-led power companies in upcoming energy auctions, causing consumer electricity bills to rise as the BNDES development bank cuts long-standing loan subsidies for the domestic industry. Analysts say greater participation of foreign investors and lenders will make Brazil's...

  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday he will roll out a new master plan for the electric luxury car maker this evening, after hints he intends to make Tesla a renewable energy enterprise offering products and services beyond vehicles. Musk told more than 4 million Twitter followers that a "post should go live on Tesla website" around...

  • HONOLULU— People in Hawaii are talking about what's next for the state's largest utility now that a merger between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric failed. "What you've seen on the neighbor islands, on the Big Island, on Maui, even here on Oahu... is how to transition that utility model to be one that is locally controlled, is accountable to the people, will look out...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • They argued that utility National Grid's deal to purchase power from the wind farm violated federal law and would result in a significant increase to their electric bills. The five-turbine wind farm is currently being constructed by Deepwater Wind just offshore from Rhode Island's Block Island. The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association sued National...

  • ACCRA, July 18- Ghana has cut its 2016 economic growth forecast sharply to 4.1 percent from 5.4 percent due to lower export prices and irregular oil production, Finance Minister Seth Terkper told Reuters on Monday. Ghana, which also produces cocoa and gold, is following an International Monetary Fund program to restore fiscal balance and spur growth, which...

  • HONOLULU— The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has voted to not approve a merger between Florida- based NextEra and Hawaii's largest utility, saying the companies didn't show they would provide adequate benefits to ratepayers or help the state meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. The commission said NextEra and Hawaiian Electric failed to show...

  • Ellen DeGeneres, Chrissy Teigen, Demi Lovato, Steve Aoki and Soulja Boy have posted about the augmented-reality sensation on social media. NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns had to resist the urge to pull out his smartphone at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards to hunt for one of the cutesy pocket monsters. The Detroit News reports that Milford police say the 26-...

  • *Follows wave of deals in Europe's offshore wind sector. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, July 15- Canada's Enbridge and Australia's Macquarie are vying for a 49.9 percent stake in EnBW's 2 billion euro offshore wind park project Hohe See, three people familiar with the deal told Reuters. With a planned capacity of 500 megawatt, Hohe See is one of Europe's largest offshore wind...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 14- Republican Donald Trump's expected selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates on Thursday, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal...

  • July 14- Privately held wind power developer Deepwater Wind has proposed supplying Long Island with 90 megawatts of offshore wind energy, the company said on Thursday. The Long Island Power Authority is expected to officially vote on the proposal next week, the company said in an email. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that at a meeting...

  • UNIONDALE, N.Y.— The Latest on plans for an offshore wind farm off Long Island:. He said he is strongly encouraging the Long Island Power Authority to approve the 15- turbine proposal when it meets next week. The U.S. lags behind Europe and others in development of offshore wind energy.

  • UNIONDALE, N.Y.— A New York utility plans to approve a wind farm off eastern Long Island that it says would be the nation's largest offshore wind energy project built to date. The announcement that the Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a proposed 90- megawatt, 15- turbine wind farm in U.S. waters east of Montauk at a meeting next week was greeted...

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— Hungary's only nuclear power plant says that one of its four reactors has been shut down because of an electrical fault in the control system. The Soviet-built plant in the city of Paks provided about half of Hungary's electricity supply in 2014 and is in the early stages of a major expansion expected to boost output by some 20 percent.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's heavily indebted power company on Wednesday cut electricity at two cancer clinics because of unpaid bills. The Electric Power Authority said it previously sent several warnings to the two clinics located in Ponce, which is Puerto Rico's second largest city and located along the island's southern coast.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Missouri regulators have again rejected the state's portion of a power line that would carry wind energy from Kansas to Indiana, citing the company's failure to provide the required 60- day notice before submitting its latest application. Immediately after the Missouri Public Service Commission announced its decision Tuesday, Houston-...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to work on a compromise with the House of Representatives on what could become the broad energy legislation passed by Congress in nearly a decade. The Senate voted 84 to 3 to go to formal conference with the House on legislation to take modest steps on modernizing the power grid, speeding the permitting of...