Electric Utilities


  • US STOCKS-Solar companies fall on heavy volume Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Nearly all companies in the space were lower, with Vivint Solar Holdings Inc down 9.8 percent to $12.40 as one of the biggest percentage decliners on the New York Stock Exchange. Among other names, Yingli Green Energy fell 2.9 percent to $3.03, SolarCity Corp lost 2.8 percent to $57.41 and the Guggenheim Solar ETF fell 4.5 percent to $38.24. Canadian Solar fell 2.7...

  • *Iberdrola wants to make acquisition in the U.S. MADRID/ FRANKFURT, Oct 6- Spanish power firm Iberdrola has hired JPMorgan Chase& Co to sell some foreign renewable assets which could raise up to 2 billion euros to help fund an acquisition in the fast-growing U.S. market, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. Iberdrola's earnings suffered in Europe's...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- In Brazil's most unpredictable election in decades, it was the candidate with the old-school family pedigree and a calm, presidential air who turned the race upside down with a dramatic late surge. Stuck in third place and all but written off just a week ago, Senator Aecio Neves, 54, comfortably grabbed second place in the first round of voting on...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- In a milestone for the carbon capture and storage movement, SaskPower's Boundary Dam power plant began making pipeline deliveries of liquid carbon dioxide on Wednesday. Capture systems have already been deployed at three industrial plants in the United States that produce hydrogen and fertiliser, as well as at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, a...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1- Brazil's electrical utilities have lost their financial independence and are dependent on the Brazilian Treasury to keep operating, the head of the country's chief federal audit court told reporters in Brasilia on Wednesday. In the face of a drought, rising demand for power and delays in building new power plants and transmission lines,...

  • Japan to slap more restrictions on solar power -paper Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan will make more changes to a scheme introduced after the Fukushima crisis to encourage investment in renewable energy by tightening rules on guaranteed payments for larger solar projects, the Yomiuri newspaper reported.

  • Secret to Jeff Goldblum's success? Think electric Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:48 PM ET
    Jeff Goldblum in a G.E. spot "Enhance Your Lighting".

    We've finally figured out the secret to Jeff Goldblum's enduring charm and success as an actor: really great lighting, TODAY reports.

  • TOKYO, Sept 29- Japan's government said the sudden deadly eruption of a volcano in central Japan won't derail its push to restart two reactors located near active volcanoes, even though the public remains opposed to nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis.

  • TOKYO, Sept 29- The deadly eruption of a volcano in Japan over the weekend will not affect the restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor, which is in a separate volcanically active area, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday.

  • MADRID/ SYDNEY, Sept 28- A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof terrace.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 26- President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide emissions.

  • *Russia's Rosatom says signed $10 billion agreement. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Gazprom Energoholding, the utility unit of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, is planning an initial public offering of its shares in 2016, when foreign capital markets may become more open to Russian firms, its director general said.

  • *Promises more effective heat storage than current methods. NEGEV DESERT, Israel, Sept 22- An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day.

  • ABUJA, Sept 20- Nigeria's oil minister announced a 213 billion naira bail-out package for power companies on Saturday, nearly a year after the sector was privatised.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.

  • We're finding money in places we didn't even know existed, " Danny Roderick, chief executive of Toshiba- owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, told Reuters at a nuclear industry conference last week in London.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 17- Who to believe? In theory, the Chinese ban from the start of 2015 on coal imports above certain ash and sulphur contents appears to favour Indonesia, the world's biggest shipper of thermal coal, over Australia, the world's top exporter of metallurgical coal and number two for thermal coal.

  • Panama's economy grew 6.3 pct in second quarter Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Sept 15- Panama's economy expanded 6.3 percent during the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, the government said on Monday. Central America's largest economy saw gains in mining, construction, retail and transport sectors during the April-June period.