PARIS, May 25- French utility Engie said on Wednesday it is considering the closure or sale of its giant Hazelwood coal-fired power plant in Australia as part of its move away from operating any coal-fired plants. Chief Executive Isabelle Kocher told a French Senate committee on Wednesday that the utility planned a gradual withdrawal from coal-fired power... » Read More
Anxiety over an interest-rate increase sunk the once-hot utilities sector. Is now the time to jump back in?
Venture capitalists have invested over $1 billion in this clean-tech darling that uses fuel cells to convert natural gas into electricity.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a plan to provide homes with energy storage, but it's not clear how much it will benefit consumers.
Solar power is proving it can compete without government help. And that means the main criticism of solar—cost competitiveness—is history.
Solar's big heyday may be just three years away as the unsubsidized cost of panels plus storage will cost less than the grid in some areas, Bernstein said.
Across Asia, governments are trying to boost renewables' share of the energy mix, but often, there's one big obstacle holding projects back: money.
Prices of fossil fuels may be plumbing multi-year lows, but that's not likely to keep them from being displaced by renewable energy, analysts said.
The myth that only liberals support solar technology is being shattered by loud voices coming from the right.
Some utilities are pushing back against the growing number of customers who use solar technology to generate their own electricity.
American Electric Power on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $191 million, falling short of estimates.
It's time for energy utilities and grids to cut the old-school cord, says Terry Tamminen.
Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.
Suddenly cheap oil may spur economic re-calculations across the board, but analysts are sticking with a still-sunny outlook for renewable energy.
For decades, retirees have counted on utilities to pay big dividends and cover interest on bonds, but that was before solar took off.
Germany's biggest utility E.ON announced plans on Sunday to split in two and spin off most of its power generation, energy trading and upstream businesses.
We've finally figured out the secret to Jeff Goldblum's enduring charm and success as an actor: really great lighting, TODAY reports.
Widespread electronic attacks on U.S. interests have amplified calls to fortify the U.S.'s aging electric grid from terrorism.
Falling solar system and battery prices combined with electric vehicles' rise may soon send internal combustion engines to the junk yard, analysts say.
It's time to crank up the AC, but in this age of smart grids and smart meters, most utilities still have a frustratingly low technology IQ.
Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.