NEW YORK, Jan 23- Issuance of green bonds for companies working on battling climate change are booming, but investors say the label needs safeguards against bogus proposals that could sour retail buyers and wealth advisers just starting to tune into the securities. "The market is at a critical juncture, and it is important that certain standards and certain...» Read More
Aug 7- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by market value, reported a 80 percent rise in quarterly profit on higher revenue from its rate-regulated utilities. Net income attributable to Duke rose to $609 million, or 86 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $339 million, or 48 cents per share, a year earlier.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 7- Just how serious is China about cutting or limiting coal consumption? The latest was from the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, which was reported by state media as saying coal use will be banned in the six main districts of the capital by the end of 2020..
TOKYO, Aug 6- The long-awaited restart of Japan's nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes.
Aug 5- First Solar Inc, the biggest solar panel maker in the United States, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, sending its shares down 5 percent in extended trade.
FRANKFURT/ MADRID, Aug 5- Bidders are readying indicative offers for the Spanish assets of Germany's top utility E.ON, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding bids would value the whole portfolio at about 2 billion euros.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 5- Prices for thermal and coking coal appear poised to diverge, with the power-plant fuel remaining mired in the doldrums and the steel-making ingredient posting modest gains. The 2011 high was reached after severe flooding in Queensland state, the main coking coal producer in top exporter Australia.
PARIS, Aug 1- Shares in French nuclear power group Areva closed 20 percent lower on Friday, the worst fall since the company was formed in 2001, as it posted a first-half loss, exited a thermal solar power business and cut sales targets.
*Sees Q3 adjusted earnings $0.15- $0.35/ shr vs est $0.28. July 31- SunPower Corp, the second-largest solar panel maker in the United States, reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit as it installed fewer solar plants, sending its shares down 4 percent in extended trading.
*New South Wales wants $10 bln for 49 pct of electricity network. Rooftop solar installations are booming and on-grid energy use is falling just as the government of New South Wales state prepares to offer a 49 percent stake in its electricity distribution network for around $10 billion, likely to one or more strategic investors.
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.
Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.
Imagine a line of cars waiting to use an EV charging station and weeds growing on an abandoned Exxon lot. That's ChargePoint's vision.
Predictions solar energy will disrupt the grid system may be premature, with analysts noting urban settings may stay dependent on traditional power.
The East Coast's most populated region is struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Sandy, its worst storm in generations.
While adopting solar power in developed markets usually weighs on utility incumbents, Asia's players are likely to reap benefits, Bernstein said.
Nuclear power producer Exelon Corp. said it would buy Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion to create the biggest mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.
Energy Future filed for bankruptcy protection, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.
The U.S. faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes.
GE boss is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the power arm of French engineer Alstom
Nick Akins, American Electric Power president & CEO, explains how the polar vortex "substantially" helped the company's Q1 earnings and discusses threats to the national power grid.