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  • June 21- U.S. companies which depend on the United Kingdom for sales are downplaying the risk that a vote by Britain to leave the European Union could seriously harm their businesses, even as economists and Wall Street have expressed concerns about the trans-Atlantic economic impact. Britain, the fifth-largest buyer of U.S. exports last year with an estimated...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 20- California's power grid operators warned homes and businesses on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. Monday's alert was the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 20- California's power grid operators warned homes and businesses on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. The alert was the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural gas...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 20- California's power grid operators warned homes and business on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. The alert was the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural gas...

  • SAO PAULO, June 20- Brazil's Santo Antônio Energia SA, one of the five largest hydroelectric projects in the country, said on Monday it has been informed by some of its shareholders of plans to sell their stakes in the dam, according to a securities filing. The announcement comes after a report last week by local paper Valor Economico that stakeholders such as...

  • The alert marked the first big test of power generators' ability to meet heightened energy demands in the greater Los Angeles area without natural gas supplies normally furnished by the now-crippled Aliso Canyon gas storage field, effectively idled since a major well rupture there last fall. Southern California Gas Co, the division of San Diego- based utility...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 19- Eskom hailed a milestone in its efforts to overcome South Africa's chronic electricity shortages on Sunday, saying it had linked up the last of four units at its new Ingula hydro-electric power plant to the grid. "We look forward to Ingula rapidly nearing commercial completion and meeting the 2017 deadline, thereby enhancing the security...

  • MADRID/ FRANKFURT, June 17- Siemens and Spain's Gamesa agreed on Friday to combine assets to create the world's biggest builder of windfarms, with the German company paying 1 billion euros cash to Gamesa's shareholders to take a majority stake. Months in the making, the joint venture will overtake Denmark's Vestas to become the world's largest wind farm...

  • MADRID/ FRANKFURT, June 17- Siemens and Spain's Gamesa agreed on Friday to create the world's biggest builder of windfarms, with the German company paying 1 billion euros for a majority stake in the combined business. Months in the making, the venture would overtake Denmark's Vestas to become the world's largest wind farm manufacturer by market share, operating...

  • June 17- Japan is set to release a long-term plan aimed at making thermal power generation cleaner and more efficient to help the world's fifth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases meet a pledge to cut emissions under a global climate agreement. Japan has also been trying to boost exports of its thermal power technology, sparking criticism from environmental...

  • *Japan burning record amounts of coal after Fukushima disaster. *Study warns of risk of huge writedowns of Japan coal assets. TOKYO, June 17- As most developed economies turn their back on coal, Japan is burning record amounts for electricity generation and plans to use even more of the dirtiest fossil fuel to fill the gap after the Fukushima disaster paralysed its...

  • *Bulgaria would have to pay for one nuclear reactor: PM. SOFIA, June 16- An international court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a canceled nuclear power project, Bulgarian officials said on Thursday. Bulgaria, a European Union country, had been under pressure from...

  • *Bulgaria would have to pay for one nuclear reactor: PM. SOFIA, June 16- An international court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a cancelled nuclear power project, Bulgarian officials said on Thursday. Bulgaria, a European Union country, had been under pressure from...

  • SOFIA, June 16- An arbitration court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a canceled nuclear power project, Bulgaria's energy minister said on Thursday. Atomstroyexport had sought more than 1 billion euros at the Paris- based International Court of Arbitration...

  • SOFIA, June 16- An arbitration court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a cancelled nuclear power project, Bulgaria's energy minister said on Thursday. Atomstroyexport had sought more than 1 billion euros at the Paris- based International Court of Arbitration...

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • SOFIA, June 16- An arbitration court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a cancelled nuclear power project, Bulgaria's energy minister said on Thursday. Atomstroyexport had sought more than 1 million euros at the Paris- based International Court of Arbitration...