DUBAI, Dec 10- The world's largest gas reserves may tempt some energy companies back to Iran if sanctions are lifted, but Tehran is unlikely to become a significant gas supplier to Europe or Asia for at least a decade.» Read More
They want the EPA to force nine states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Southeast Asia's power sector will tilt away from gas to use more coal by the end of this decade, chipping away at demand for liquefied natural gas as the region of more than 600 million people tries to cut costs to meet soaring electricity needs.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The Obama administration on Friday extended the length of permits that allow wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles to 30 years, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. government on Friday extended the length of permits allowing wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.
*Storm kills two in Britain, one in Denmark. BERLIN/ LONDON Dec 5- Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine energy industry officials and lawmakers applauded on Wednesday the potential environmental and economic benefits of a 12- megawatt offshore wind project that could be built off the state's coast, but a lot remains to be settled before construction of the two-turbine project is ensured.
DURHAM, N.C.-- North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders.
The EPA has already published draft regulations that would limit greenhouse emissions from new coal plants to no more than 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity generated.
SOFIA, Dec 5- Bulgaria's parliament voted on Thursday to impose a 20 percent charge on income from wind and solar power installations next year as the Socialist-led government struggles to keep down electricity bills.
*UK power market faces severe shortage after 2015. LONDON, Dec 4- British lawmakers rejected an amendment on Wednesday that would have forced tougher rules on old coal-fired power plants, sparing the energy market from an even tighter squeeze as ageing nuclear plants shut later this decade.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
SEOUL, Dec 4- Power generation at a seventh nuclear facility was halted in South Korea on Wednesday, due to a technical glitch, the country's atomic operator said, boosting the chance of power blackouts this winter.
However, if Idaho Power acts in good faith, the utility would likely be allowed to recover its costs from ratepayers, even if upgrades were abandoned before its pollution-control project was completed, PUC spokesman Gene Fadness said.
SEABROOK, N.H.-- The owners of the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant and the union representing 226 workers there reached a contract agreement Sunday to avert a lockout. Ted Jenis, president of Utility Workers Union of America Local 555, said members will vote on the agreement on Thursday.
HOUSTON-- Independent power producer Calpine is buying a power plant from MinnTex Power Holdings LLC for $625 million. "We strongly believe in the potential of the Texas market as electric demand increases and reserve margins tighten," Calpine CEO Jack Fusco said in a statement on Monday. Shares of Calpine Corp. fell a penny to $18.90 in early morning trading.
MSCI indexes for Japan, Germany, France and Spain, for instance, trade at 14 times earnings, compared with 15 for the Standard& Poor's 500; Britain is cheaper, at 13 times earnings, and MSCI's broad-based index of emerging markets is cheaper still, with a price-earnings ratio of 11..
JERUSALEM, Dec 1- IC Power has won a government tender worth $1 billion over 20 years to build a power plant in Peru that will provide reserves for the national power grid, IC Power's parent company Israel Corp said on Sunday.
*Japan crude imports from Iran fall 19 pct in Oct to 127,279. TOKYO, Nov 29- Asia's top buyers of Iranian crude cut purchases by about 15 percent so far this year but shipments may start rising after six world powers agreed this past Sunday to ease some sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.
TOKYO, Nov 29- Japan is burning so much coal as it tries to lower the cost of replacing nuclear energy that it may see a surprise dip in imports of liquefied natural gas in 2013, the first in four years.
*Decision follows barrage of legal challenges from Iran. BRUSSELS, Nov 28- Europe's highest court struck down EU sanctions against an Iranian power company on Thursday, the latest legal ruling against measures that the European Union has imposed over Iran's nuclear programme.