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  • June 4- NRG Energy Inc is close to a deal worth more than $800 million to buy Alta Wind Energy Center, the largest wind farm in North America, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

  • The EPA rules would put the United States on a course to reduce overall U.S. power plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but each state will have its own target. States, which can comply with individually set goals using a range of actions, must submit their plans to the EPA by June 2016.

  • The EPA rules would put the United States on a course to reduce overall U.S. power plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but each state will have its own target. States, which can comply with individually set goals using a range of actions, must submit their plans to the EPA by June 2016.

  • SINGAPORE, June 3- Singapore officially started its first power plant that fully operates on liquefied natural gas on Tuesday, said the head of the company that owns the facility, as the city state tries to curb its reliance on piped natural gas.

  • SEOUL, June 3- South Korea's tax on coal imports for power generation will start in July and duty on some alternative fuels will be cut, the government said on Tuesday. The country's five utilities, fully owned by state-run Korea Electric Power Corp, import around 21-22 million tonnes of coal per quarter, according to industry data.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.

  • June 2- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally announced a plan on Monday to slash carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a key element of President Barack Obama's plan to tackle global warming. Coal comprises more than 20,000 megawatts of the company's generation capacity. --American Electric Power Co Inc#.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.

  • BURGHAUSEN, Germany/ GEISMAR, Louisiana, June 2- Nestled in the green hills of southern Germany, chemical giant Wacker Chemie churns out a wide range of products, from an ingredient for chewing gum to the polysilicon crystals in solar cells.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the country's existing power plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters. The White House and the EPA declined to confirm or comment on the rules before they are released.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. environmental regulators could throw a lifeline to the nation's ailing nuclear power fleet when they unveil landmark carbon pollution curbs next week, heeding calls from operators like Exelon Corp to acknowledge nuclear energy as a valuable way to reduce emissions.

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

    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.

  • Texas' Energy Future files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Texas Energy Future Holdings LP, stands in Dallas, Texas.

    Energy Future filed for bankruptcy protection, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.

  • Winter's over: Nat gas price surge may not be Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Workers install a natural gas pipeline.

    The U.S. faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes.

  • GE boss to meet French minister as Alstom deal progresses Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    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

  • Protecting the national power grid     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    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.

  • US sailors sue for $1B over Fukushima radiation Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    A worker wearing a protective suit looks at storage tanks for radioactive water under construction in the J-1 area at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, March 10, 2014.

    US sailors are suing a Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging it lied about radiation levels in the area.

  • Solar's spike tied to oil prices? Don't bet on it Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Solar receivers and boilers on top of two towers are reflected in heliostats at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on March 3, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada.

    The link between oil prices and solar energy stocks has broken down, and that may be a good thing for renewable firms.