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  • ANKARA, Nov 25- Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan's Toshiba group, on building the country's third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said. Turkey currently has projects for two nuclear plants, which are expected to cost $20 billion and $22 billion respectively. In 2013, a consortium of...

  • Nepal signs Indian power deal during Modi visit Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:19 AM ET

    KATMANDU, Nepal— Nepal is signing an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectricity plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and to export power to India. The move comes as regional leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are arriving in Nepal for a summit of South Asian Association for...

  • Nepal to ink India power deal during Modi visit Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:27 PM ET

    KATMANDU, Nepal— Nepal's government is signing an agreement Tuesday with an Indian company to build a hydroelectricity plant that will export power to India and also boost supplies in the energy starved Himalayan nation. The inking of the deal with Indian company Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. to build the 900 megawatt Arun III hydropower station will coincide...

  • Nov 24- Trina Solar Ltd cut its full-year solar module shipment forecast, largely due to the cancellation of a 130 megawatts solar project in Inner Mongolia, sending the company's shares down as much as 5.4 percent premarket. Trina Solar said it expected solar module shipments of 1,045-1,095 megawatts in the current quarter, compared with the 1,063.8 MW it...

  • Ohio utility chief: Energy savings hard to measure Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's top utility regulator provided sparse details on Monday to a new legislative panel studying the economic impact of state renewable energy mandates that have been paused for two years. Tom Johnson, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, told the Energy Mandates Study Committee that much of what they hoped to learn was...

  • Some climate change impacts unavoidable - World Bank Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    OSLO, Nov 23- Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday. "This means that climate change impacts such as extreme heat events may now be simply unavoidable," World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told a telephone news...

  • Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    FORT DRUM, N.Y.— Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division. It's the first green energy project to come online since the Pentagon's 2012 commitment to developing 3 gigawatts of renewable energy— enough to...

  • BERLIN, Nov 23- Germany is working on a new law to force energy companies to shut down several more coal-fired power plants as it tries to reach ambitious climate goals, a document seen by Reuters showed on Sunday. Although Germany has seen a boom in green energy, accounting for about 25 percent of overall power generation, environmentalists criticise the country...

  • Ahead of the Bell: SolarCity Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— SolarCity's stock is surging in premarket trading on Friday following the company's announcement that it is teaming with Walmart on some new solar power and energy storage projects. The California- based company said Thursday that it has a contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to install new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next...

  • *Dong wants to diversify from sole supplier Siemens. PARIS, Nov 21- Dong Energy, Europe's largest offshore wind farm developer, plans to make the switch to giant wind turbines in a move that could signal a breakthrough for a new generation of products. The August deal was for the relatively small British 256 MW Burbo Bank farm, which Dong hopes to start building in...

  • Block Island wind farm gets final permits Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    The Coastal Resources Management Council last week unanimously approved the paperwork for Deepwater Wind's project off Block Island. The five-turbine project is three miles off Block Island and is competing with the larger Cape Wind off Cape Cod to become the nation's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski tells Rhode Island Public...

  • Va. lawmakers concerned over proposed EPA rules Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Lawmakers said the EPA's current target levels for emission cuts penalize Virginia for its robust nuclear energy production. The EPA has set a 2030 target of 810 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted per megawatt hour of electricity generated in Virginia, compared to 1,620 in West Virginia and 1,763 in Kentucky. Terry McAuliffe expressed similar concerns last...

  • LOS ANGELES— Regulators approve deal to divide billions in costs from closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.

  • FACTBOX-Proposed U.S. nuclear power reactors Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    Nov 19- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday said its staff found no safety reasons that would prevent the approval of a license for a proposed new reactor at DTE Energy Co's Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan. This is not the final approval for the project but is an important step in the process. DTE filed to build and operate a new reactor at Fermi...

  • Nov 19- PJM Interconnection, the operator of the biggest power grid in the United States, said on Wednesday that demand for power hit a new record for the month of November due to the cold weather. Peak demand on Tuesday reached 121,987 megawatts, topping the 114,699 MW reached last November. PJM, which operates the grid in 13 states from New Jersey to Illinois, said it...

  • *Enel selling Endesa shares at 13.5- 13.8 euros- sources. *Enel selling minimum of 17 pct of Endesa. MILAN, Nov 19- Italy's biggest utility Enel is on track to raise up to 3.2 billion euros from the sale of shares in its Spanish subsidiary Endesa, three sources with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday.

  • Nokia and Urban Outfitters are big market movers Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. SunEdison Inc., up $4.87 to $21.48. Medtronic Inc., up $3.28 to $72.47.

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • *EDF says Areva unable to deliver key ingredients in time. PARIS, Nov 18- French utility EDF announced a new one-year delay for its Areva- designed EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville, France, which it now expects to be connected to the grid in 2017, a decade after construction started. EDF said the delay was due to Areva's difficulties with ensuring a timely delivery...

  • Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18- turbine, 62- megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building. Company officials said Tuesday that Google wants both price certainty and to ensure that the 600 million euro data center in Eemshaven, Netherlands— due to be completed in 2017— will...