Electric Utilities


  • Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can meet the Obama administration's goal of reducing climate pollution while protecting energy-related jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that generate the bulk of the state's emissions.

  • 2 new solar farms being planned in Indiana Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Two new solar farms are being planned in Indiana, including a second large one on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport. An electric utility is planning a smaller solar farm near the northern Indiana city of Peru.

  • Connecticut panel quizzes Millstone over safety Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    WATERFORD, Conn.— A citizens' panel that oversees safety issues at Millstone Power Station closely questioned representatives of the nuclear plant about whether three recent federal inspections signal a problem with the plant's operation.

  • Nepal to allow Indian firm to build power plant Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    KATMANDU, Nepal— Officials say Nepal's government has endorsed plans for Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydro power plant.

  • Jamaica aims to double renewable energy capacity Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— Sun-splashed, wind-swept Jamaica positioned itself Thursday to nearly double the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources.

  • Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    HELSINKI— The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed the construction of a new nuclear power plant.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.

  • We're finding money in places we didn't even know existed, " Danny Roderick, chief executive of Toshiba- owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, told Reuters at a nuclear industry conference last week in London.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 17- Who to believe? In theory, the Chinese ban from the start of 2015 on coal imports above certain ash and sulphur contents appears to favour Indonesia, the world's biggest shipper of thermal coal, over Australia, the world's top exporter of metallurgical coal and number two for thermal coal.

  • Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.

  • EPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.

  • Panama's economy grew 6.3 pct in second quarter Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Sept 15- Panama's economy expanded 6.3 percent during the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, the government said on Monday. Central America's largest economy saw gains in mining, construction, retail and transport sectors during the April-June period.

  • *BNEF says "yes" vote would harm investment in Scotland. LONDON, Sept 16- Britain has dropped a place to a five-year low ranking among the world's most attractive renewable energy markets, after changing the way it subsidizes renewable power, a quarterly ranking from accountants Ernst& Young showed on Tuesday.

  • Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130- turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states. Chafee said Cape Wind will likely need support in Rhode Island for its projects.

  • FTC asked to consider utility's renewable claims Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— A group of four environmentalists on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about some of the renewable energy it produces.

  • UPDATE 2-Finland puts new nuclear plant plan in doubt Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    HELSINKI, Sept 15- Finland's economy minister has rejected an application from power utility Teollisuuden Voima to extend the permit for a new nuclear reactor in the west of the country, throwing the project into doubt.

  • Duke Energy to spend $500M for more solar power Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina's requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy, the country's largest electricity company said Monday. Duke Energy's vice president of renewable generation development.

  • Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif. Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Resources is planning to buy two solar projects in California. The projects in Kings, Kern and Marin counties in California would add 42 megawatts of solar power to its portfolio.

  • In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4- megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.

  • FBI: 2013 attack on power grid easy to execute Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— An attack last year on Silicon Valley's power grid appears to have involved only one shooter and did not require access to technology or a high degree of training, an FBI official said.