SEOUL, July 10- A South Korean nuclear reactor has restarted after a month-long closure due to a control rod problem, a spokesman at state-run atomic operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd said on Thursday.» Read More
SAN DIEGO— Federal regulators said Monday that they've approved a $3.25 million settlement with an Arizona utility over a 2011 blackout that left millions of people without power in California, Arizona and Mexico.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The financially troubled power company in Puerto Rico said Monday that it reached an agreement with lenders to delay payments on its lines of credit, giving it some breathing room as it seeks to avoid a default that spook bond markets. The law, which is being challenged in court, spooked investors and prompted downgrades of Puerto Rico debt.
It's time to crank up the AC, but in this age of smart grids and smart meters, most utilities still have a frustratingly low technology IQ.
SOFIA/ BRUSSELS, July 6- Bulgaria, one of five EU states that depend totally on Russia for nuclear fuel, is set to take a step towards diversifying its suppliers when Westinghouse Electric Company buys a stake in a state-controlled firm building new atomic units.
CANBERRA, Australia— In 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate change, even if it was expensive. The undoing of that perspective will likely be complete after a new Senate is sworn in Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- A California Democrat on Thursday introduced a bill he believes will keep gasoline prices down by delaying the expansion of the state's carbon cap-and-trade program, a move that has angered environmentalists.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- A California Democrat on Thursday introduced a bill that would keep gas prices down by delaying the state's planned expansion of its carbon cap-and-trade program to cover transportation fuels next year, a move that has angered environmentalists.
WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. Export-Import Bank is considering financing a massive coal-fired power plant in India despite the fact the Obama administration has called on domestic and global public lenders to stop funding coal-plants in his climate change strategy.
FRANKFORT, Ky.— None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo.— SunEdison Inc. said Thursday that it bought a 50 percent stake in solar energy plant operator Silver Ridge Power for about $178.6 million in cash. The deal gives SunEdison, which makes, installs and maintains solar panels, joint ownership of Silver Ridge Power's plants.
BEIJING, July 3- China's Xiluodu hydropower station, the country's second largest in terms of capacity, went into full operation this week after its 18th and final generating unit was completed, the project operator said in a notice on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2- NRG Energy vowed on Wednesday to press ahead with a proposal to build a power plant in coastal Southern California even after a city council expressed opposition, citing fears it could be inundated by rising sea water.
Public Power Corporation unions have vowed to launch rolling 48- hour walkouts Thursday. Since 2010, Greece has survived on international bailouts granted on condition that it implements tough austerity measures and sells off state property. Greece has also committed to privatize a 17 percent stake in PPC, in which it currently holds 51 percent.
LIHUE, Hawaii— Kauai's electric utility is experimenting with using lasers to protect migrating seabirds. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative said Tuesday it's attaching 30 lasers to transmission poles in Eleele. The utility may install the lasers elsewhere on Kauai if the experiment is successful.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— South Dakota's candidates for U.S. Senate hold diverse positions on the government's role in energy development, from advocating a hands-off approach to supporting the regulation of power plants' carbon emissions. Tim Johnson are Democrat Rick Weiland, a Sioux Falls businessman; Republican former Gov.
WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.
WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's troubled electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.
ATHENS, July 1- Workers at Greece's state-controlled power utility PPC will stage a series of strikes from Wednesday, in the midst of the summer tourism season, to protest government plans to privatise the firm, their union leader said.
LONDON, July 1- Sweden's renewable energy support scheme is compatible with European Union law, the EU's top court said on Tuesday, in a ruling that means member states will avoid a radical overhaul of their renewable energy laws.
LONDON, July 1- Sweden's renewable energy support scheme is compatible with European Union law, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, in a judgment that means member states will avoid a radical overhaul of their renewable energy laws.