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  • COPENHAGEN, Feb 9- Denmark's Vestas beat forecasts with record orders for new wind turbines last year, signalling continued strong demand for renewable energy despite a plunge in fossil fuel prices. Hit by overcapacity and the withdrawal of some government subsidies during the global economic downturn, big wind turbine makers are now benefiting from a new...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid. The decision by Nassau to rely on solar, wind, landfill gas and battery storage by 2020 puts the town of 5,000 near Albany on the leading edge of a national...

  • EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

  • BOSTON— Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. Among several plans yet to secure final approval are the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project, designed to bring 1,090 megawatts of Hydro- Quebec power through New Hampshire into southern New England and a 1,000- megawatt transmission line beneath Lake Champlain...

  • ZAGREB, Feb 6- Croatia is unlikely to go ahead with plans to build a new coal-fired thermal plant in the northern Adriatic for which it entered partnership talks with Japan's Marubeni Corp, the environment minister said on Saturday. Such plants don't fit in, " Slaven Dobrovic said at an energy round-table in Zagreb. Croatia agreed early last year to begin talks with...

  • Empire District Electric posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:27 PM ET

    JOPLIN, Mo. _ Empire District Electric Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9.9 million. Empire District Electric expects full-year earnings to be $1.38 to $1.54 per share. Empire District Electric shares have risen roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The move is part of the company's attempt to reduce exposure to unregulated markets in the United States and internationally, and follows its $4.9 billion purchase of natural gas distributor Piedmont Natural Gas Co.. Duke's international business- which spans Brazil, Argentina and Chile- had earned only half of what the company had expected through...

  • Morocco unveils massive solar plant Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:34 AM ET

    OUARZAZATE, Morocco— Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy. It said Morocco was chosen for the project in part because of its political stability, and because the government created a solar energy agency and introduced...

  • Feb 4- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by generation capacity, said it was looking to sell a whole or part of its international energy unit.

  • ISLAMABAD, Feb 4- Pakistan has shelved plans to privatise its power supply companies and will miss deadlines to sell other loss-making state firms, reneging on promises it made to the IMF in return for a $6.7 billion bailout three years ago. Two government officials with direct knowledge of the situation said International Monetary Fund officials who met...

  • ISLAMABAD, Feb 4- Pakistan has shelved plans to privatize its power supply companies and will miss deadlines to sell other loss-making state firms, reneging on promises it made to the IMF in return for a $6.7 billion bailout three years ago. Two government officials with direct knowledge of the situation said International Monetary Fund officials who met...

  • ISLAMABAD, Feb 4- Pakistan has shelved plans to privatise its power supply companies and will miss deadlines to sell other loss-making state firms, reneging on promises Islamabad had made to the IMF in return for a $6.7 billion bailout three years ago. Two government officials with direct knowledge of the situation said International Monetary Fund officials...

  • ISLAMABAD, Feb 4- Pakistan has shelved plans to privatise its power supply companies and will miss deadlines to sell other loss-making state firms, reneging on promises Islamabad had made to the IMF in return for a $6.7 billion bailout three years ago. Two government officials with direct knowledge of the situation said International Monetary Fund officials...

  • NYC mayor wants to boost solar power capacity five-fold Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to increase the solar power capacity of city-owned buildings five-fold. The push comes as part of a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the country's most populous city by 80 percent by 2050.. As part of the new initiative, panels will be placed on 88 additional buildings, including 66 schools, the Queens...

  • GILLETTE, Wyo.— Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal. President Barack Obama's administration has ordered a three-year moratorium on sales of federal coal reserves, and it's putting a rare mood on folks in Gillette, a ranching-turned-energy town of 32,000: pessimism.

  • UAE'S DANA GAS SAYS SUPPLYING CHEMCHEMAL POWER PLANT AND PLANT IS OPERATING AT 50 PCT OF PRODUCTION CAPACITY.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 29- Argentina's energy minister on Friday announced new power rates on the back of subsidy cuts that could see the bills of some consumers jump six-fold, saying that a near total freeze on tariffs in parts of the country had left the power grid "on the brink of collapse." Minister Juan Jose Aranguren said the government of newly-elected Mauricio...

  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have dozens of proposals to consider as they look for enough additional electricity for tens of thousands of homes to meet their clean energy goals. All told, 51 proposals need to be vetted in coming months as the three states look to sign long-term contracts for electricity from wind turbines, dams and solar...

  • Jan 29- Hydro One Ltd, Ontario's largest electric utility said it will buy an electricity transmission business from Brookfield Infrastructure for C $222 million. Hydro One began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in November after its initial public offering, one of the largest in Canadian history. Hydro One's shares were mostly flat at C $22.45 in morning...

  • Regulators: Rooftop solar customers keep credit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:08 PM ET

    FRESNO, Calif.— California homeowners and businesses installing rooftop solar panels can keep offsetting their energy bills by sending surplus power back to the grid, regulators said Thursday in a decision celebrated by the solar industry. Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas& Electric and Pacific Gas& Electric pressed the commission to charge solar...