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  • LONDON, April 7- U.S. coal producers can look forward to an increase in production and jobs during 2017/ 18 as the industry recovers from the depression of 2015/ 16.. Coal production slumped from 1 billion tons in 2014 to just 739 million tons in 2016, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. The three months between December 2015 and February 2016...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 9- South Africa's tender for the estimated 1 trillion-rand expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June when state utility Eskom requests proposals from companies bidding for the project, City Press newspaper reported on Sunday. South Africa, which has Africa's only nuclear power station, wants nuclear power to play the...

  • LONDON, April 7- U.S. coal producers can look forward to an increase in production and jobs during 2017/ 18 as the industry recovers from the depression of 2015/ 16.. Coal production slumped from 1 billion tons in 2014 to just 739 million tons in 2016, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. The three months between December 2015 and February 2016...

  • ALGIERS, April 7- Algeria plans to invite bids for construction of three photovoltaic solar power plants with total capacity of about 4,000 megawatts, and several energy and financial firms are already interested, the energy ministry said. The three plants would help meet Algeria's domestic demand for power and allow for exports of power to neighboring...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The chief executive of U.S. coal mining company Cloud Peak Energy urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to help shape global climate policies by keeping the United States in the Paris climate accord. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015, seeks to limit planetary warming by cutting emissions of carbon...

  • PARIS, April 6- The board of French state-controlled utility EDF on Thursday chose not to vote on a motion that could have closed its ageing Fessenheim nuclear plant for good, meaning a 2012 election pledge by President Francois Hollande will not be met. Hollande had promised to end power production at France's oldest atomic plant by the end of his five-year term...

  • HUNGARY TO COOPERATE WITH IRAN ON SETTING UP MINI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WITH SCIENTIFIC-EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES- PM ORBAN'S CHIEF OF STAFF LAZAR.

  • *China breaks positive trend due to slower demand growth. FRANKFURT, April 6- Record levels of renewable energy capacity were added across the world in 2016 but the falling costs of green power equipment led to a 23 percent decline in money spent on investments, UN-backed research showed on Thursday. Wind, solar and other renewables capacity totalling 138.5...

  • President Donald Trump has promised to end "the war on coal" waged by the previous administration and help put coal miners back to work. In practice, coal production and employment have been victims of the shale gas revolution rather than government regulation. Coal-fired power generation has been steadily losing market share to natural gas since 1988,...

  • President Donald Trump has promised to end "the war on coal" waged by the previous administration and help put coal miners back to work. In practice, coal production and employment have been victims of the shale gas revolution rather than government regulation. Coal-fired power generation has been steadily losing market share to natural gas since 1988,...

  • PARIS, April 5- French Energy Minister Segolene Royal warned EDF's board on Wednesday against trying to prevent the closure of France's oldest nuclear plant, as a long-running conflict between the state-controlled utility and the government comes to a head. Unions oppose the closure, saying it would cause job losses and France's hardline CGT trade union...

  • President Donald Trump has promised to end "the war on coal" waged by the previous administration and help put coal miners back to work. In practice, coal production and employment have been victims of the shale gas revolution rather than government regulation. Coal-fired power generation has been steadily losing market share to natural gas since 1988,...

  • President Donald Trump has promised to end "the war on coal" waged by the previous administration and help put coal miners back to work. In practice, coal production and employment have been victims of the shale gas revolution rather than government regulation. Coal-fired power generation has been steadily losing market share to natural gas since 1988,...

  • PARIS, April 5- France's hardline CGT trade union has called on workers' representatives on the board of state-controlled utility EDF to reject the shutdown of the Fessenheim nuclear plant, expected to be tabled during a meeting on Thursday. EDF has scheduled a board meeting for April 6 to decide on stopping Fessenheim, France's oldest nuclear plant.

  • CHIBA, Japan, April 5- India's liquefied natural gas demand could ease as the government has scrapped subsidies on gas sales to power companies, the chief executive of the country's biggest gas importer said on Wednesday at a gas conference in Japan. Natural gas accounts for about 6.5 percent of India's overall energy needs, far lower than the global average.

  • "Small-scale LNG was considered by the group to be an area where we need to boost the activity," Frederic Deybach, who works on Engie's small-scale LNG programme, told Reuters on the sidelines of a gas conference in Japan. Engie, the world's largest independent power producer, is aiming to develop small LNG-to-power projects in island chains as investments slump...

  • *Britain, Toshiba seek to accelerate chase for deal. With British business minister Greg Clark in Seoul for talks, the status of KEPCO- Korea Electric Power Corp- as likely buyer was enhanced this week by troubled Japanese group Toshiba Corp having to take on full ownership of the NuGen project after France's Engie backed out. But while both Britain and Toshiba...

  • Coal smoke and steam vapor pour out of a power plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.

    When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America's "war on coal."

  • *Britain, Toshiba seek to accelerate chase for deal. But while both Britain and cash-strapped Toshiba seek to accelerate progress towards a deal, state-owned KEPCO will not be able to move faster, the people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. "Both Britain and Toshiba, they seem to be in a greater hurry than we thought and pushing KEPCO.

  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 5- When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America's "war on coal," usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back to work. Reuters surveyed 32 utilities with operations in the 26 states that sued former President...