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  • Harvesting solar from the skies Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Harvesting solar from the skies

    Next PV wants to capture solar energy with balloons.

  • LONDON, Jan 13- The majority shareholders of Finnish electricity distributor Elenia Oy have lined up Goldman Sachs and Citi to sell the business, in what could be one of Europe's biggest infrastructure deals this year, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Finland's second-biggest electricity distributor is controlled by Goldman Sachs...

  • Jan 13- Add solar energy investors to the list of those smarting from crude oil's latest price dive. Shares of solar power companies enjoyed a huge bounce at the end of 2015 thanks to the lengthy five-year extension of a key solar tax credit in the United States and a major global accord to combat climate change that promises to spur development of renewable...

  • Jan 13- Add solar energy investors to the list of those smarting from crude oil's latest price dive. Shares of solar power companies enjoyed a huge bounce at the end of 2015 thanks to the lengthy five-year extension of a key solar tax credit in the United States and a major global accord to combat climate change that promises to spur development of renewable...

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. government said it was helping Ukraine investigate an apparent cyber attack last month on the country's power grid that caused a blackout for an estimated 80,000 customers. A DHS official said on Tuesday that government investigators have not confirmed whether the BlackEnergy malware caused the Ukraine incident.

  • Jan 11- A joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Inc and Aecon Group Inc was awarded a C $2.75 billion contract to replace the main reactor components at a nuclear power plant in Darlington, Canada, SNC-Lavalin said on Monday. The province of Ontario's government said it would begin refurbishing the Unit 1 reactor at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in...

  • BOSTON, Jan 6- A quasi-governmental U.S. electric industry group last week advised members to review network defenses following reports that 80,000 customers of a Western Ukraine utility lost power for six hours following a cyber attack. The Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or E-ISAC, urged members to "do a better job" at implementing...

  • Jan 4- U.S. federal energy regulators want the power grid operator for the Midwest region to tweak its market rules for an upcoming capacity auction as the authorities investigate Dynegy Inc on allegations of market manipulation. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order on Dec. 31 in response to four complaints against the Midcontinent...

  • Jan 4- A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyber attack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation's secret police blamed a power outage on Russia. Ukraine's SBU state security service responded by blaming Russia and the energy ministry in Kiev set up a commission to investigate the matter.

  • KIEV, Dec 31- Ukraine will investigate a suspected cyber attack on its power grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country's secret service has blamed on Russia. A power company in western Ukraine, Prykarpattyaoblenergo, said on Dec. 23 that a swath of the area it serves had been left without energy, including the regional capital...

  • KIEV, Dec 31- Ukraine will investigate a suspected cyber attack on its power grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country's secret service has blamed on Russia. A power company in western Ukraine, Prykarpattyaoblenergo, said on Dec. 23 that a swath of the area it serves had been left without energy, including the regional capital...

  • KIEV, Dec 31- Ukraine will investigate a suspected computer malware attack on its energy grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country's secret service has blamed on Russia. A power company in western Ukraine, Prykarpattyaoblenergo, said on Dec. 23 that a swath of the area it serves had been left without energy, including the regional capital...

  • GE separates renewable energy from power unit Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Dec 30- General Electric Co said it would separate its renewable energy business from its power unit, following the acquisition of Alstom's energy business. The new unit, called renewable energy, will include wind- and hydro-power businesses acquired from Alstom, the company said. GE's shares were little changed at $31.18 on the New York Stock Exchange in...

  • India says expects Westinghouse reactor deal in 2016 Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 5:02 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Dec 30- India confirmed on Wednesday that it was on track to seal a deal in 2016 with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors, in a sign the country's $150 billion nuclear power programme is getting off the ground. India also said that it had a deal to build at least 12 other reactor units with Russian collaboration, and that the federal...

  • LONDON, Dec 28- Uranium prices are expected to outperform other commodities in 2016 and beyond as a global climate change deal and growing demand from Asia bolster the prospects of the nuclear industry. Nuclear power stations currently provide around 11 percent of the world's electricity but the share is likely to increase as China and India expand their...

  • *Rulings a victory in Japan's slow move to resume atomic power. *Kansai Electric stock falls despite victory. FUKUI, Japan, Dec 24- A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan's second-biggest utility to keep the reactors idled over safety concerns.

  • *Rulings a victory in Japan's slow move to resume atomic power. FUKUI, Japan, Dec 24- A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan's second-biggest utility to keep the reactors idled over safety concerns. The ruling signals judicial support for Japan's beefed up...

  • FUKUI, Japan, Dec 24- A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan's second-biggest utility to keep the reactors idled over safety concerns. The Fukui District Court overturned an injunction that has prevented the restart of two reactors at Kansai's Takahama...

  • *India set to ratify global treaty on compensation. NEW DELHI, Dec 23- India expects to seal a contract with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors in the first half of next year, a senior government official said, in a sign its $150 billion dollar nuclear power programme is getting off the ground. But hopes that reactor makers would get billions...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Britain's last deep coal mine closed on Friday, bringing the curtain down on an industry that once employed more than 1 million miners at over 3,000 collieries. Coal helped Britain become the first modern industrial power, fuelling her factories, steel works, ships and railways in the 19th century, when the country became famous as the workshop of...