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  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 12- The only thing that's completely predictable about carbon emissions policies is that nobody will be satisfied. The latest case in point is Australia, where the conservative government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday announced a target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent of 2005 by 2030..

  • The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the United States in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming. The United States has pledged to slash its greenhouse gas emissions across the economy by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025....

  • Even as banks walk away, coal on the rise in Australia Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    Clean Power Plan unveiled last week aims to shift the fuel generation mix dramatically away from coal- production is rising in Australia. "To say coal mining will stop in Australia is unrealistic," said James Wilson, an analyst with Morgans Financial in Perth, noting that some of the biggest and most efficient mines in the world are located in the country.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 10- A new partnership between U.S.-based power company AES Corp and Mexico's Grupo Bal launched on Monday will invest up to $2.5 billion over the next five years mostly in Mexico's newly opened power sector, a top AES executive said in an interview. The 50/ 50 joint venture with Grupo Bal aims to direct about three-quarters of the five-year...

  • *China- linked stocks hit after July PPI, exports data. Companies with heavy exposure to China such as steelmakers and some trading houses also came under pressure after Beijing released disappointing trade data at the weekend. "The market is digesting the weekend data from U.S. and China.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- In her 2008 bid for the White House, Hillary Clinton cast herself as a blue-collar Democrat who was unabashedly pro-coal, a stance that helped her beat opponent Barack Obama easily in primaries in states that produced or were reliant on coal. Ohio and Pennsylvania, in particular, have a lot of electoral votes, which are key to electing a new...

  • Can Fukushima evacuees ever go home again? Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Some Japanese evacuees have cheered the chance to return to Fukushima, but many more have rejected it, The NY Times reports.

  • Aug 6- The Texas power grid operator said electric demand was at an all-time peak as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, breaking the previous record set four years ago and pushing prices to an 18- month high. Next-day power prices at the Ercot North hub on the IntercontinentalExchange jumped from $66 per megawatt hour for...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 6- Internet firms such as Cisco, Google and Amazon will be subject to a new EU cybersecurity law forcing them to adopt tough security measures and possibly report serious breaches to national authorities, according to a document seen by Reuters. The so-called Network and Information Security Directive has been stuck in talks between member...

  • *H1 HEPS 19 cents, middle of range it had flagged to market. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 6- South Africa's Sibanye Gold is looking to buy coal assets to help provide power, it said on Thursday, as it strives to reduce dependence on unreliable supplies from state-run utility Eskom. Chief executive Neal Froneman said the company needed more than the 3 billion rand solar-powered...

  • Texas power demand breaks 2011 record during heat wave Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    Aug 6- The Texas power grid operator said demand for electricity hit an all-time record as consumers cranked up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave on Wednesday, breaking the previous record set four years ago. Temperatures in Houston, the biggest city in Texas, hit 98 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday and were expected to hit or exceed 100 degrees every...

  • Aug 6- Duke Energy Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, hurt by higher expenses in its U.S. regulated power business and weakness in its operations outside North America. Duke sells power to 7.3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky at rates set by state regulators.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Aug 5- Brazil's two largest energy companies, Eletrobras and Petrobras, settled a quarrel on Wednesday worth billions of dollars in late payments for fuel supplies, the government said. Brazil's Energy Ministry said Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, as Eletrobras is known, will pay Petrobras a bill that at one point late last year was...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 5- For 13 years, a near blanket freeze on utility tariffs has pushed creaking power grids to the brink of collapse in Argentina's capital, stunting private investment and leading to regular outages when demand peaks. The firm expects a government led by either of the main candidates- the ruling party's Daniel Scioli and his more...

  • LONDON, Aug 5- Copper's there. So too are aluminium and nickel. Leaving aside Greece, banks are not failing, credit is not evaporating and industrial production is not imploding.

  • U.N.' S BAN SAYS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S POWER PLANT RULE SHOWS U.S.

  • *Sharp fall in China imports weighs. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, August 4- Coal prices' downward trajectory shows no sign of reversing as a supply glut, combined with expectations that demand from top consumer China will shrink more, paint a bleak outlook for the fossil fuel which generates nearly half the world's electricity. Global coal prices have fallen by around 10...

  • *Malaysia caps power investment at 49 pct. KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, Aug 4- At least half a dozen suitors have bid for energy assets of Malaysia's debt-laden state fund 1 Malaysia Development Bhd, despite it being at the centre of the country's ongoing political crisis, according to four people familiar with the matter. Infrastructure companies in Malaysia and the...

  • Aug 3- Solar and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday. "The manufacturers will keep investing if we can look forward and say over the next five-plus years we're going to see...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. The Clean Power Plan is intended to be a key part of the president's legacy on global warming, which he pledged...