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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday unveiled a letter showing that 17 of the country's nuclear reactors have parts from Areva SA's Le Creusot forge in France, which is under investigation for allegedly falsifying documents on the quality of its parts. Last month authorities in France opened an investigation into decades of...

  • Jan 9- Entergy Corp's over 40- year old Indian Point nuclear power plant will be shut by 2021 because of concerns for the safety of millions of New Yorkers in and around the Big Apple, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. New York has been developing contingency plans for years to replace the power supplied by Indian Point, which is located in Buchanan, along...

  • Jan 9- Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York state will shut down by April 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday, due primarily to its proximity to the heavily populated New York City area. New York has been developing contingency plans for years to replace the power supplied by Indian Point, which is located in Buchanan, along the...

  • Jan 9- The Indian Point nuclear plant will shut down by April 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday, under an agreement the state reached with Entergy Corp. It produces about 2,069 megawatts of electricity, enough to meet about 25 percent of the power used by New York City and adjacent Westchester County. Shares of Entergy were down 46 cents, or 0.6...

  • *LNG and coal imports to rise in Japan, China and South Korea. Analyst forecasts and utility order books show rising LNG and coal purchases to meet the electric heating demand in North Asia's biggest energy consumers of China, Japan and South Korea and their economic hubs. Many people in Japan and South Korea use city gas for heating in their homes, "said Boseok Jin, an...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told French nuclear power company Areva SA it will publish as early as next week the names of U.S. reactors that contain components from its Le Creusot forge that is suspected of falsifying documents despite the company's claim that the information is proprietary. Still, anti-nuclear power advocates,...

  • *Coal mines hope prices stay strong as output slow to rise. By Meng Meng and Josephine Mason. BEIJING, Jan 5- China's top coal miners have mostly resisted pressure from Beijing to sign long-term fixed-price deals this year, in a bet that there's more money to be made in the spot market before government efforts to ease a supply crunch take effect.

  • *China looking to shift away from coal energy. BEIJING, Jan 5- China will plough 2.5 trillion yuan into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels. Last month, the National Development and Reform Commission, the...

  • *China looking to shift away from coal energy. BEIJING, Jan 5- China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels. Last month, the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's...

  • *China looking to shift away from coal energy. *Investment to create 13 mln jobs- NEA. BEIJING, Jan 5- China will invest 2.5 trillion yuan in renewable power generation between 2016 and 2020, the National Energy Administration said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market pushes to shift away from coal power.

  • LONDON, Jan 4- U.S. natural gas prices plunged on Tuesday amid forecasts that temperatures will be average or higher across most population centres by the middle of January. The trigger for the sell-off seems to have been revised weather forecasts showing temperatures across most of the United States would be higher by mid-January. The projected weakening of...

  • LONDON, Jan 4- U.S. natural gas prices plunged on Tuesday amid forecasts that temperatures will be average or higher across most population centres by the middle of January. The trigger for the sell-off seems to have been revised weather forecasts showing temperatures across most of the United States would be higher by mid-January. The projected weakening of...

  • Cyber Security

    A code associated with a broad Russian hacking campaign has been detected on a laptop associated with a Vermont electric utility.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- A code associated with a broad Russian hacking campaign dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected on a laptop associated with a Vermont electric utility but not connected to the grid, the utility said on Friday. "We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding," the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected on a laptop associated with a Vermont electric utility but not connected to the grid, the utility said on Friday. "We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding," the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. Federal officials have shared the malware code used in Grizzly Steppe with utility executives...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. While it is unclear which utility reported the incident, there are just two major utilities in...

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, Calif., April 30, 2015.

    Baird estimates Tesla's new battery storage product is 30 percent more cost efficient than the competition's.

  • COPENHAGEN, Dec 30- A spate of last-minute orders from the United States has put Danish wind turbine maker Vestas on track for its highest contract intake in six years and eased some investors' concerns over U.S. energy policy under the incoming Trump administration. But Vestas' share price, which had more than doubled since the beginning of 2016, came under...

  • Dec 29- After years of running flat out, U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are lining up repairs to plants in 2017- but facing a severe labor shortage that could delay work, drive up costs and raise accident risks. "Putting off work definitely affects the safety of the refinery," said Ed Lee, an independent refinery safety consultant who worked at Royal Dutch Shell for three...