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  • COLUMN-Is there any future for coal? Kemp Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Coal has replaced nuclear as the form of energy that environmentalists most love to hate. "The world needs to turn its back on the fossil fuels of the past, like coal, which have helped to create today's climate and instead look to the clean, renewable energy sources of the future," the UK charity Christian Aid said on Monday.

  • *Japan waters down CO2 emissions target after Fukushima. TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear power industry was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.

  • TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and campaign groups criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday after Tokyo slashed its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, blaming its shuttered nuclear power industry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

  • China's smog threatens health of global coal projects Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 8:21 PM ET
    Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    A choking smog across much of northern China threatens major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.

  • China's smog threatens health of global coal projects Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 15- A choking smog across much of northern China threatens not just the health of local residents, but also of major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.

  • A spokesman for TVA, Duncan Mansfield, said the company has not yet determined when it would shut the coal units or build the new gas plant. In 2011, TVA agreed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retire 18 of its 59 coal units representing about 2,700 MW by 2018..

  • WARSAW, Nov 14- Poland is struggling to make "coal" less of a dirty word as it hosts U.N. talks on slowing global warming that usually focus mostly on phasing out fossil fuels in favour of renewable energies such as solar and wind power.

  • Energy mergers, yes. Neglected grid? Probably not Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    Breakneck consolidation among utilities is unlikely to cause them to cut back on investments in infrastructure, analysts say.

  • Nov 13- Canadian Solar Inc is considering spinning off a unit to operate some of the high-margin solar power plants that helped the company to its first profit in nine quarters.

  • Canadian Solar posts first profit in nine quarters Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:14 AM ET

    Nov 13- Solar power company Canadian Solar Inc swung to a profit after eight straight quarters of losses, driven by its high-margin solar power plant business. Net income attributable to Canadian Solar was $27.7 million, or 56 cents per share, in the third quarter, compared with net loss of $43.7 million, or $1.01 per share, a year earlier.

  • *US Airways shares fall after antitrust settlement. *Dish Network's stock up on quarterly results. Driving the market "has been worries over the timing of the taper," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist with Prudential Financial, which is based in Newark, New Jersey.

  • *US Airways shares fall after antitrust settlement. *Dish Network's stock up on quarterly results. Driving the market "has been worries over the timing of the taper," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist with Prudential Financial, which is based in Newark, New Jersey.

  • *Hanwha SolarOne posts bigger third-quarter loss. *Hanwha SolarOne down 12 pct. Nov 12- Yingli Green Energy Holding posted a sharp fall in third-quarter loss due to robust demand from solar power plants in China and said it expects the country to account for nearly half of its shipments in the current quarter.

  • LONDON, Nov 12- New funding for research into lower-cost ways of capturing carbon dioxide is meant to emphasise the Obama administration's commitment to a future for cleaner coal-fired power generation.

  • *Kerry sees Iran nuclear deal within months. *Britain and Iran to revive diplomatic ties. Iran and six world powers- the United States, Britain, Russia, France, China and Germany- came close to a preliminary nuclear agreement at the weekend during talks in Geneva and decided to resume negotiations on Nov. 20 in their attempt to defuse a decade-old standoff.

  • BANGKOK, Nov 11- Thailand's Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Pcl has pulled out from a bid for Australia's Macquarie Generation, New South Wales' biggest energy generator, after failing to reach a deal with a potential partner, its chief executive said.

  • DUBAI/ GENEVA, Nov 10- President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to big powers, said on Sunday it would not yield to any threats or discrimination in an apparent bid to keep hardliners on side as Tehran edges toward a deal on its nuclear programme.

  • GENEVA, Nov 10- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that nuclear talks between Iran and global powers had finished without an agreement but that they would continue at a later date.

  • MANILA, Nov 9- Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines on Saturday after it flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 8- China's loss-making solar panel makers believe they may have found a way out of their nightmare- by becoming one-stop renewable energy shops with their own solar farms. "Definitely the trend is Chinese manufacturers will make more downstream investment," said a senior official at Chinese solar panel maker Canadian Solar.

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