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  • Oct 30- New York and federal energy regulators will hold a conference on Nov. 5 to discuss power grid capacity and infrastructure improvements that could help attract investments, the New York Public Service Commission said Thursday. Over the past year or so, several groups within New York, including the PSC, have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

  • Oct 28- U.S. nuclear regulators are investigating a leak of uranium hexafluoride that occurred on Sunday at an Illinois plant operated by Honeywell International Inc where union workers have been locked out. Honeywell confirmed the Sunday evening leak at its Metropolis, Illinois plant, saying it was due to an equipment failure. There were no injuries and no...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo and has...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- A town in southwest Japan on Tuesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, another step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo and has long relied...

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 27- Tata Power Company Ltd plans to complete work on a $1.8 billion thermal power station in Vietnam three years early, government officials said, as the two countries strive to showcase the economic ties between them. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, visiting India just a month after India's president travelled to his country, said he had...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 24- Tanzania and China have signed investment deals worth more than $1.7 billion, including one to build a satellite city to ease congestion in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam- deepening Beijing's ties with East Africa. Tanzania later announced a $85 million in grants and zero-interest loans from China. The deals extend China's growing...

  • Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. resistance Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    *U.S. has challenged Japan coal-fired plant exports- source. *Japan pushing to triple infrastructure exports by 2020. Japan has been exporting equipment that cuts carbon dioxide output by burning coal more efficiently, but that does not go as far as more expensive technology designed to capture around 90 percent of carbon dioxide emissions that is slowly being...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 22- Saudi Arabia- based power and water project developer ACWA Power is seeking to secure or arranging finance for $15 billion worth of projects, nearly half of which are in renewable energy, its chief executive said. The company, which plans to list its shares on the Saudi stock market, has projects operating or under construction in...

  • *Q3 orders up 24 pct to $11.2 bln vs forecast $10.1 bln. The company, which makes products such as industrial robots and power grid transformers, said on Wednesday slowing growth in Europe, the Ebola health crisis in west Africa and political tensions across the globe all risked derailing more positive trends in the U.S. and Chinese economies.

  • *India- based firms may mine coal for consumption or sale- order. *Foreign firms with India units may qualify- source. NEW DELHI, Oct 22- India could allow commercial coal mining by foreign companies if they set up units in the country, opening the door for global giants like Rio Tinto to access the world's fifth-largest coal reserves, a source familiar with the matter...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Are the world’s cars on the cusp of going solar? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Falling solar system and battery prices combined with electric vehicles' rise may soon send internal combustion engines to the junk yard, analysts say.

  • Why utility bills are not getting cheaper Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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 buys Integrys in $5.7 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.

  • A company putting the gas station out of business Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint

    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.

  • Is solar really ready for prime time? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:16 AM ET
    Solar panels near the Marina Barrage in Singapore

    Predictions solar energy will disrupt the grid system may be premature, with analysts noting urban settings may stay dependent on traditional power.

  • Scenes From Hurricane Sandy Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    Scenes From Hurricane Sandy

    The East Coast's most populated region is struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Sandy, its worst storm in generations.

  • Employees place a solar panel into a box at the Tata Power Solar Systems manufacturing plant in Bangalore, India.

    While adopting solar power in developed markets usually weighs on utility incumbents, Asia's players are likely to reap benefits, Bernstein said.

  • Exelon deal to create largest mid-Atlantic utility Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    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.