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  • JOHANNESBURG, June 22- South African state-owned power utility Eskom appointed Johnny Dladla as acting chief executive on Thursday, a stopgap measure after a leadership crisis at the company worsened last week when the chairman abruptly resigned. Dladla, currently CEO of investment arm Eskom Enterprises and with more than two decades' experience at the...

  • June 22- Tropical storm Cindy moved inland near the Louisiana- Texas border on Thursday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and life-threatening conditions over the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Life-threatening" flash flooding was possible as the storm could drop three to six inches of rain and as much as 12 inches in some parts of...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • ESTORIL, Portugal, June 21- Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables, a top International Energy Agency official said. Nuclear is now the largest low-carbon power source in Europe and the United States, about...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • The new report, commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association and Advanced Energy Economy, says cheap natural gas is behind most of the decline in the numbers of U.S. coal-fired power plants in recent years, not government subsidies that have bolstered the growth of wind and solar power. The groups commissioned the report shortly after Energy Secretary...

  • *SSE chief says Hinkley Point will depend on Flamanville. ESTORIL, Portugal, June 19- The head of one of Britain's top utilities said on Monday that EDF's planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the UK. EDF is building the same type of European Pressurised Reactor in Flamanville, France as it plans for Hinkley Point, but...

  • PARIS, June 19- Isabelle Kocher, head of the French utility Engie, is pleading with the new French government in favor of the tie-up she wants with Innogy, the renewables and grids arm of German power group RWE, a French media report said. The report in La Lettre de l'Expansion newsletter came after sources familiar with the situation told Reuters in May that the two...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea, one of the world's largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to add nuclear power plants, its president said Monday, signaling a shift in decades of reliance on nuclear energy. President Moon Jae- in said South Korea will move away from nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing plants.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea, one of the world's largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to build new nuclear power plants. President Moon Jae- in said Monday that South Korea will move away from the nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing nuclear plants. Last year a third of electricity in South Korea was produced from...

  • *South Korea plans shift towards renewables, natural gas. SEOUL, June 16- South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the 40- year-old Kori No. 1, will halt operations at midnight on Sunday, becoming the country's first nuclear plant to close permanently amid plans for a shift towards natural gas and renewables. South Korea is the world's fifth-biggest consumer of...

  • June 15- Natural gas constraints in Southern California could pose a risk to the region's power supply this summer, while New England and Texas could face tight electricity supplies, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Thursday. California state agencies have not allowed SoCalGas, a unit of Sempra Energy, to inject gas into the facility...

  • ANKARA, June 15- Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation won approval from Turkey's energy watchdog on Thursday to go ahead with building its $20 billion Akkuyu nuclear power plant in southern Turkey. Rosatom has sold several nuclear reactors to developing countries under a model by which Russia finances, builds and operates the nuclear plant and sells...

  • The bad news is that 2017 may well see coal output and consumption increase from last year, and as usual with most things coal, it's all about China, which accounts for about half of global consumption. China is also the world's largest producer and importer of the fuel and while the authorities in Beijing have had success in reducing coal's share of the country's...

  • The bad news is that 2017 may well see coal output and consumption increase from last year, and as usual with most things coal, it's all about China, which accounts for about half of global consumption. China is also the world's largest producer and importer of the fuel and while the authorities in Beijing have had success in reducing coal's share of the country's...

  • PARIS, June 15- French state-controlled utility EDF has been notified of a 24- hour strike starting on June 21, the company said on its website, but EDF did not say if the industrial action would cut French electricity output. EDF, which operates France's 58 nuclear reactors which provide more than 75 percent of its electricity needs, did not give any further...

  • MELBOURNE, June 15- Eastern Australia's power grid will be stretched again if fierce heatwaves hit over the next two summers, despite recent government steps to beef up supply, the nation's electricty market operator said on Thursday. The latest outlook from the Australian Energy Market Operator comes three months after it warned that Australia's most...

  • TOKYO, June 15- Tokyo Electric Power Co will work with local government to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, which could mean a later restart date than planned originally, the company's incoming CEO said. Ryuichi Yoneyama, the governor of Niigata prefecture in north west Japan where the plant is located, has said he will not discuss the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- Wind and solar accounted for more than 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation for the first time in March, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Wind and solar power capacity has been growing in the United States, accounting for an average of up to 7 percent of electricity in 2016..