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  • Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgrade Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid.

  • Costs of coal power plant proposal challenged Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico, according to a regulatory filing made Friday by advocates of renewable energy.

  • Duke halting coal burning at Ohio plant Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    NEW RICHMOND, Ohio— A utility says it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant that was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River. Charlotte, North Carolina- based Duke Energy says it will retire the last two coal-fired units Sept. 1 at the New Richmond, Ohio, plant.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 29- Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when millions of people were left without power in one of the world's worst blackouts.

  • Construction time uncertain for Ga. nuclear plant Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Georgia Power said its $6.7 billion budget to build a new nuclear plant is holding steady, but it reported Thursday that builders face "challenges" sticking to the construction schedule and costs could change in the future. Georgia Power has so far spent $2.8 billion on the project, according to company filings.

  • Are the world’s cars on the cusp of going solar? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Falling solar system and battery prices combined with electric vehicles' rise may soon send internal combustion engines to the junk yard, analysts say.

  • Bankrupt Energy Future will soon propose auction process Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Aug 27- Energy Future Holdings, the big Texas power company that filed for bankruptcy in April, said it will present a proposal for auctioning the company after it scrapped an earlier plan to exit Chapter 11 under control of unsecured creditors.

  • Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.

  • Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.

  • *Jindal Steel, Hindalco shares plunge after court decision. NEW DELHI, Aug 25- India's top court on Monday declared as illegal government allocations of coal blocks since 1993, jeopardising projects built around the blocks and threatening to exacerbate a shortage of the fuel.

  • The Monterrey- based company will also dramatically ramp up its electricity generation over the next five years in the wake of a major energy sector overhaul, Raul Millares, Alfa's energy director, said in an interview. "Alfa sees very favorably our ability to develop business here in Mexico in the areas of oil and gas," Millares said.

  • Aug 22- Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets. Dynegy shares rose as much as 22.5 percent in early trading.

  • KIEV, Aug 22- Ukraine faces a long and cold winter, Prime Minister Yatseniuk warned on Friday, saying the country needs a further 5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas and may need to import coal due to the impact of the conflict in its industrial eastern regions.

  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion.

  • Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. The deal will add about 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation and expand Dynegy's retail business into Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals valued at $6.25 billion. The deal will almost double Dynegy's power-generation capacity.

  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    HEXIGTEN, China— Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. This is the first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build, mostly in remote parts of the country where ethnic minorities have farmed and herded for centuries.

  • TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    The TVA said the plant consumes about 7,200 tons of coal daily. TVA already has announced plans to shut down coal-fired boilers at plants in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. The U.S. government-owned utility supplies power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

  • Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    LUBBOCK, Texas— Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday.

  • Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.