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  • Wisconsin Energy buys Integrys in $5.7 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.

  • Why your water bill will likely increase Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    A new survey of 368 water utility companies across the country shows that 66 percent of them are not generating enough revenue to cover their costs.

  • Risk of overdramatizing geopolitical stories     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Discussing what higher oil and gas prices reveals about the economy and which sectors stood out in today's lackluster trading session, with CNBC contributor Ylan Mui; Fast Money trader Guy Adami; Cardiff Garcia, FT Alphaville; and CNBC's Dominic Chu and Kayla Tausche.

  • Big business of desalination     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    As demand grows, Mark Lambert, IDE Americas CEO, discusses what percentage of the worlds' drinking water will come from sea water desalination.

  • Report: Dryers waste $4B a year in energy costs Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Washers and dryers are displayed for sale in rows at the Jessup's Appliances store in Sarasota, Florida.

    Electric dryers, which have barely improved in energy efficiency since the '70s, cost U.S. consumers an excess of $4 billion annually.

  • Drought vs. legislatures: Drought is winning Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Lake Mendocino, one of two major water storage lakes on the Russian River, is nearly empty on January 24, 2014, near Ukiah, California.

    Legislation proposed to ease the hardships caused by the severe drought may be too little too late.

  • Two thirds of the world without clean water     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Access to clean water and sanitation is still very sparse says Benedito Braga, president of World Water Council, adding that while cost is restrictive, political will also needs to improve.

  • SEOUL, June 3- South Korea's tax on coal imports for power generation will start in July and duty on some alternative fuels will be cut, the government said on Tuesday. The country's five utilities, fully owned by state-run Korea Electric Power Corp, import around 21-22 million tonnes of coal per quarter, according to industry data.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.

  • US unveils sweeping plan to slash power pollution Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant

    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. environmental regulators could throw a lifeline to the nation's ailing nuclear power fleet when they unveil landmark carbon pollution curbs next week, heeding calls from operators like Exelon Corp to acknowledge nuclear energy as a valuable way to reduce emissions.

  • UK energy gears up for World Cup tea surge Friday, 30 May 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    National Grid is surveying soccer fans in a bid to gear up for the surge in energy demand during the World Cup from half-time cups of tea.

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- A U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants is likely to come under attack this summer by industry opponents in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia could decide whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.

  • Bull case for utilities     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    What's driving the surge in utilities? CNBC's Dominic Chu explains the attractive qualities of owning utility stocks.

  • Utility buyer beware     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports utility stocks have lost about 3-4 percent in the past month.

  • Utilities: Slow and steady wins the race     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at why utilities are collectively the best performing stocks in the S&P 500 so far this year.

  • *Areva, Alstom in competing French offshore consortia. *Areva keen on Alstom's contracts, not its technology. PARIS, May 23- France's nuclear group Areva would be interested in Alstom's offshore wind turbine contracts but would use its own turbine technology rather than the engineering group's, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

  • *Areva, Alstom in competing French offshore consortia. *Areva keen on Alstom's contracts, not its technology. PARIS, May 23- France's nuclear group Areva would be interested in Alstom's offshore wind turbine contracts but would use its own turbine technology rather than the engineering group's, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

  • May 22- Duke Energy Corp has agreed to find and remove coal ash that a retired North Carolina power plant spilled into the Dan River, which provides drinking water to two towns in nearby Virginia, U.S. environmental regulators said on Thursday.

  • French govt gets more time to weigh GE/Alstom deal Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:08 PM ET
    An Alstom welding instructor uses a sound wave sensor to test for defects in welded metal joints at Alstom SA's welding training facility in Stafford, U.K., May 12, 2014.

    GE has agreed to push back a deadline for Alstom's board to vote on its offer for the company's power business, at the request of the French government.

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