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  • 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.

  • Calls intensify for protecting America's power grid Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Widespread electronic attacks on U.S. interests have amplified calls to fortify the U.S.'s aging electric grid from terrorism.

  • Some companies profit as Brazil struggles to secure power Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Sept 11- A small group of energy companies in Brazil are increasing revenues at a time when the country is grappling with its worst power crisis in more than a decade, taking advantage of sky-high prices to sell electricity in the spot market.

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.

  • Google invests in California solar power plant Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. SunEdison Inc. expects the plant to be operational later this year and supply power to utility company Southern California Edison.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that has been idle since the Fukushima disaster, as the government pushes for the permanent closure of older reactors.

  • Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    TOKYO— A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously approved an inspection report for the Sendai Nuclear Power Station's two reactors.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants.

  • Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Wyoming has proposed less stringent pollution controls on coal-fired power plants than those the EPA says are required to reduce regional haze in national parks and wilderness areas.

  • Regulators start inquiry into electric co-op cash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Regulators will review the books of Mississippi's 25 electric power associations to try to determine whether they are holding money that should instead flow back to customers. Michael Callahan, CEO of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, has pledged to work with the commission to examine the issue.

  • University of California signs major solar deal Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The University of California says it has made one of the largest ever solar-energy purchases by a university system in the United States.

  • California regulator: alter nuclear plant deal Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers.

  • Work begins on $1 billion solar plant in Nevada Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    The 250- megawatt project, dubbed Silver State South, will capture solar energy with panels spread across almost 4 square miles of federal land south of Las Vegas, according to a fact sheet obtained Friday from a First Solar Inc. representative.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India on Friday and also offered to increase supplies of conventional fuel to help it overcome chronic shortages.

  • *Denmark's Vestas to build 1st stealth turbines in France. PARIS, Sept 5- France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimise interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes.

  • *Opposition blames Modi for Mumbai power cuts. NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Narendra Modi took decisive action as chief minister of Gujarat state to secure round-the-clock supplies of electricity.