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  • 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...

  • Consumer office opposes Duke's $1.9B Indiana plan Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana's utility customer advocate has recommended that regulators reject Duke Energy's proposal for a $1.9 billion electric grid upgrade in the state. The Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says Indiana's largest electric utility hasn't provided legally required details about its proposed spending on infrastructure updates, such...

  • Asia stocks down as China property, Japan weighed Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    A positive outlook from homebuilders and encouraging news from Japan and Germany also helped lift markets. "We've gotten good news on all of the worries since mid-October and we had much better-than-expected earnings," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. Developments in Japan, whose economy slipped into recession in the third quarter,...

  • Nov 17- Solar company SunEdison Inc and unit TerraForm Power Inc said they would buy First Wind for $2.4 billion to enter the U.S. wind power market. SunEdison's shares rose 6.6 percent to $17.70, while TerraForm shares rose 1.2 percent to $26.15 in after-market trading. SunEdison raised its 2015 installation forecast to 2.1-2.3 gigawatts from 1.6-1.8 GW.

  • Solar energy co. SunEdison buying wind power co. Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion. The St. Peters, Missouri- based company and its publicly traded subsidiary, TerraForm Power, said Monday that they are buying First Wind for $1.9 billion now and $510 million in payments if First Wind completes certain projects.

  • Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to The Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S.

  • Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    SANDERSVILLE, Ga.— Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama's administration...

  • OFF THE COAST OF HELIGOLAND, Germany, Nov 14- As European governments start to curb offshore renewable power subsidies, utilities, wind turbine makers and installers are racing to cut costs to help the industry survive. Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, wary of committing billions of euros when budgets are tight, have announced subsidy cuts in the past 18...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in China, according to official statistics. Every time China hosts a major international event the government has to take extraordinary measures to clean up the air and avoid suffocating its prominent guests in a dangerous choking smog. In a ranking of China's 31 provincial-level capital cities, Beijing...