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  • Smart(er) homes: Nest thermostat gets upgrade Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Nest 3rd generation thermostat

    Connected device company Nest Labs will release a 3rd version of the Learning Thermostat. Re/code reports.

  • CAPE TOWN, Sept 1- South Africa's energy minister pledged transparency in the country's efforts to seek a nuclear agreement on Tuesday, seeking to reassure opposition parties who have accused the government of favouring a deal with Russia. China, France, Russia, the United States and South Korea, as well as Japan and Canada, have all expressed interest and have...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 28- China is trying to push its two biggest aluminium businesses together as part of a planned shake-up of state-owned enterprises, industry sources said, a move that would create the world's largest aluminium maker. Power company State Power Investment Corp is in talks to hive off its aluminium assets to Aluminum Corp of China, allowing SPI to...

  • *U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett "jumpstarted" the project. *Kazakhstan suffered from Soviet-era nuclear tests. ASTANA, Aug 27- The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the first internationally-controlled bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations...

  • *U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett "jumpstarted" the project. *Kazakhstan suffered from Soviet-era nuclear tests. ASTANA, Aug 27- The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear...

  • UPDATE 1-Vale sells another coal mine in Australia Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:03 PM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO/ SYDNEY, Aug 26- Brazilian mining giant Vale has continued its disposal of non-core holdings, agreeing to sell a mothballed coal mine in Australia jointly to Glencore Plc and Bloomfield Group for an undisclosed sum. Vale in July sold another coal mine in Australia to a local operator for A $1 amid a sector downturn that has claimed thousands of jobs...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in a dispute with the United States over its solar power program, Indian business newspaper Mint reported on Wednesday. Mint quoted an unnamed official from the Indian commerce ministry as saying the country planned to appeal the decision, made after the United States complained about...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 26- South Africa's Eskom said on Wednesday it wants compensation from Glencore's mining subsidiary Optimum if it is unable to supply coal to its Hendrina power plant. Administrators for Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended the firm's supply agreement with Eskom last Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 26- South Africa's Eskom said on Wednesday it wants compensation from Glencore's mining subsidiary Optimum if it is unable to supply coal to its Hendrina power plant. "If they are unable to provide coal to us, they need to compensate us for not meeting their obligations. We have a three year agreement with them, "Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe told...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada later on Monday to unveil the new steps, which include an...

  • Harry Reid enters Nevada's solar wars Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada

    Sen. Harry Reid said that a Nevada utility, owned by Buffett's Berkshire, is proposing a potential blow to the state's rooftop solar industry.

  • *Glencore's coal mine unit in cash-crunch due to Eskom deal. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Administrators for Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended the firm's supply agreement with national power utility Eskom on Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a financial rescue programme. The Glencore unit sells half its output to Eskom's 2,000-...

  • *Glencore's coal mine unit in cash-crunch due to Eskom deal. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended its supply agreement with national power utility Eskom on Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a financial rescue programme, its administrators said. The Glencore unit sells half its output to Eskom's 2,000-...

  • *Legal woes cloud restart of Japan's nuclear industry. IWAKI, Japan, Aug 17- Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator. Rather, the cases could further increase opposition to nuclear restarts- which consistently beats support...

  • *Legal woes cloud restart of Japan's nuclear industry. IWAKI, Japan, Aug 17- Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator. Rather, the cases could further increase opposition to nuclear restarts- which consistently beats support...

  • Another problem Puerto Rico doesn't need Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    A power station of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, in San Juan.

    Puerto Rico, already hobbled by debt, is weighed down by outdated infrastructure that has increased the cost of doing business on the island.

  • Summer heat sparks advisories as millions swelter Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    A man takes a nap during a sunny day at Times Square in New York July 19, 2015.

    Temperatures are set to reach dangerous highs throughout the south and east coast as a heat wave rolls through, NBC News reports.

  • AES power charge for the future: CEO Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    AES power charge for the future: CEO

    Andrés Gluski, AES Corp. CEO, discusses his company's strategic alliance with Tesla's new batteries, and where they are finding success providing power.

  • Fed-rate panic killed this sector—now it's a buy Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Electricity electric grid

    Anxiety over an interest-rate increase sunk the once-hot utilities sector. Is now the time to jump back in?

  • Disruptor 50: No. 3 Bloom Energy Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    KR Sridhar, co-founder and CEO of Bloom Energy

    Venture capitalists have invested over $1 billion in this clean-tech darling that uses fuel cells to convert natural gas into electricity.