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  • 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.

  • COLUMN-Coal, the dirty but indispensable fuel: Kemp Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Seventh nuclear facility halted in South Korea Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    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.

  • COLUMN-Stock screen: 10 foreign stock bargains Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    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..

  • IC Power wins $1 bln power plant deal in Peru Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    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.

  • *Inga dam is one of a spate of hydro projects across Africa. INGA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 27- Deep in the bowels of the giant Inga hydroelectric dam that straddles the mighty Congo river stands a fading map named "The motorways of electric power from Inga".

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Nov 26- A weak deal at U.N. climate talks in Warsaw underlines how hard it will be for EU leaders to forge an agreement on 2030 environment and energy goals early next year as some governments and businesses seek to place economics first.

  • LONDON, Nov 26- Germany's RWE has scrapped plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm in British waters only a month after warning that political wrangling over green energy was endangering billions of pounds of investment.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- Democratic Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur has been named acting chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency said on Monday. In recent years it has instigated high-profile investigations against major banks, including JP Morgan Chase& Co and Barclays PLC for energy market manipulation and false reporting.

  • GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday to curb the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.

  • *Deal halts Iran nuclear advances, U.S. says. GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday curbing the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.

  • *Deal halts Iran nuclear advances, U.S. says. GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday curbing the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.

  • *Deal halts Iran nuclear advances, U.S. says. GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday curbing the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that could ease the risk of a wider Middle East war.

  • GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Tehran's atomic ambitions in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff.

  • *Iran says its "right" to refine uranium must be recognised. GENEVA, Nov 23- Iran said on Saturday it cannot accept any agreement with six major powers that does not recognise what it describes as its right to enrich uranium, a demand the United States and its European allies have repeatedly rejected.

  • *Nascent compromise on Iran's "right to enrich" uranium. *Fate of Iran's Arak heavy-water reactor remains dispute.

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