NEW YORK, March 14- Power producers' coal ash disposal ponds like the one that leaked toxic sludge into a North Carolina river in February may soon become a thing of the past. At least 30,000 tons of arsenic-laced coal ash were released into North Carolina's Dan River in early February when a pipe broke under Duke Energy Corp's 27- acre ash pond.» Read More
BEIJING, Oct 17- Britain opened the door to investment from China in its nuclear sector on Thursday as finance minister George Osborne invited Chinese companies to take stakes in new nuclear projects.
LONDON, Oct 16- Falling costs for European roof-top solar power combined with rising utility tariffs allow a new approach to lower subsidies- where households and business no longer need to be paid for the solar power they consume themselves.
Oct 16- The following is a list of gas-fired power generation units that Japan's regional electricity utilities plan to start commercially operating in the coming years.
TOKYO/ PERTH, Oct 16- Japan plans to start up 14 new gas and coal-fired power plants by the end of 2014, allowing a switch away from pricey oil, as Tokyo struggles with a shutdown of nuclear reactors and energy imports drive a record trade deficit. They will also give Japan a bigger buffer to prevent future power outages when generation plants go offline.
TOKYO, Oct 15- A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel and shipping and forcing precautions to be taken at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. The centre of the storm was 860 km southwest of Tokyo at 0800 GMT, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its website.
By Mari Saito and Yoshifumi Takemoto. TOKYO, Oct 15- The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, under fire to put right repeated contamination mishaps, promised on Tuesday to draft in extra workers and improve equipment as part of plans to make the site safe and keep the company solvent.
SAO PAULO, Oct 15- Brazilian businessman Eike Batista ceded control of an iron ore port to Dutch energy firm Trafigura Beheer BV and an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund in a $996 million deal that takes debt off his hands and secures new investment for the port. In July, Batista ceded control of power company MPX Energia SA to German utility E.ON SE.
Oct 14- New Jersey cannot subsidize construction of new natural gas-fired electric plants in the state, a federal judge decided, ruling in favor of Pennsylvania power company PPL Corp and other generators who sued to stop the subsidies.
*China, India to propel coal past oil by end of decade. Rising demand in China and India will push coal past oil as the two Asian powerhouses will need to rely on the comparatively cheaper fuel to power their economies. Coal demand in the United States, Europe and the rest of Asia will hold steady.
*China, India to propel coal past oil by end of decade. *China to drive two-thirds of coal growth this decade. DAEGU, South Korea, Oct 14- Coal, propelled by rising use in China and India, will surpass oil as the key fuel for the global economy by 2020 despite government efforts to reduce carbon emissions, energy consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said on Monday.
NEW DELHI, Oct 14- Tata Power's 1,050 Megawatt power station in the state of Jharkhand is a textbook case of the absurd results that India's 1970 s-era coal supply laws can produce, and why power utilities are lobbying the government to change them.
Oct 11- Shares of SolarCity Corp rose as much as 24 percent after the U.S. solar panel installer said it expects to boost its installation capacity by at least 70 percent next year as home solar power gains greater acceptance in the country.
TORONTO, Oct 10- The Ontario government is dropping plans to build two new nuclear plants and will focus on refurbishing its aging facilities instead, the Canadian province's energy minister said on Thursday. Chiarelli said nuclear energy, which made up 56 percent of the province's energy output last year, would remain an important part of Ontario energy.
Oct 10- U.S. federal energy regulators said on Thursday they filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Eastern District Court in California against British bank Barclays Plc to recover $435 million in civil penalties for alleged power market manipulation.
The institute's CEO Brad Page said while the number of operational CCS plants increased 50 percent since 2012, no new projects have been proposed outside of China- a worrying trend that will keep the technology from playing a role in curbing global emissions growth.
LONDON, Oct 10- British energy supplier SSE inflamed a growing political row over the rising cost of living on Thursday when it hiked prices by more than three times the rate of inflation.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, Oct 10- The United States and Vietnam on Thursday signed a pact that would allow the transfer of nuclear technology to the Southeast Asian nation and open the way for U.S. investment in the burgeoning industry, in another sign that Washington is seeking stronger economic and strategic ties in the region.
In the latest "despicable scam," fraudsters threaten to shut off your power unless you fork over cash.
BRASILIA, Oct 8- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is looking to cut power rates again, one year after her government shocked investors by strong-arming utility companies into reducing some of the world's highest electricity costs.
Those controls are needed to keep the units compliant with federal environmental rules proposed since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. There are about 318 gigawatts of coal-fired power plants in the United States, about 30 percent of the nation's 1,051 GW generation fleet.