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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 30- OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA, the Brazilian oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, sought court protection from creditors on Wednesday in Latin America's largest-ever corporate bankruptcy filing.

  • Oct 30- Coal miner Walter Energy Inc said prices on steel-making coal are improving and will continue to firm next year due to strong demand in Asia, sending its shares up 3.3 percent despite a larger-than-expected quarterly loss. However, Walter Energy Chief Executive Walt Scheller said prices were showing sustainable improvement.

  • Alcoa warns Quebec against power rate hike Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc warned on Wednesday that a planned electricity rate hike in Quebec would make its three smelters in the Canadian province uncompetitive.

  • Oct 30- Coal miner Walter Energy Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly adjusted loss due to weak prices of steel-making coal, its main product. However, Walter Energy Chief Executive Walt Scheller said prices were beginning to improve. Walter Energy reported a net loss of $100.7 million, or $1.61 per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

  • BEIJING, Oct 30- The United States is committed to working with China on the development of new nuclear reactors in both countries and will also encourage joint bids for projects elsewhere, U.S.

  • French energy groups create Paris solar power R&D hub Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 29- French energy giants Total and EDF said they were joining forces with French research institutes and schools to create a solar energy research institute south of Paris, with a 150 million euro budget.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Britain's gas and electricity retailers will have to be much more transparent about how they buy wholesale supplies on behalf of their customers if they are to defuse the political storm that has erupted over energy bills and restore trust among bill-payers.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 29- South Korea may struggle to cut its reliance on nuclear power, as a working group has suggested it do, because the country has no natural resources to fill its huge energy requirements, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Tuesday. South Korea has to import nearly all of the oil, gas and coal that it uses to meet its energy and fuel needs.

  • WELLINGTON, Oct 29- Meridian Energy Ltd staged a successful debut on Tuesday after New Zealand's government went to great lengths to win over investors, but even more in the way of sweeteners may be needed for the country's next asset sale.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Oct 29- The stage is set for higher spot Asian liquefied natural gas prices as a cooler winter looms, China faces a gas shortfall, India buys more and nuclear power remains idled in Japan and South Korea.

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 28- Tokyo Electric Power Co must give a fuller account of the Fukushima disaster and address its "institutionalised lying" before it can expect to restart another nuclear station, the world's largest, said a local government official who holds an effective veto over the utility's revival plan.

  • Oct 28- Consol Energy Inc said on Monday it will sell five West Virginia coal mines to privately held Murray Energy Corp amid regulatory uncertainty and as it focuses more on the growth of its natural gas operations. Civil War, is selling the mines for $850 million cash, as well as $184 million in future royalty payments for its coal reserves.

  • SEOUL, Oct 28- It started with a few bogus safety certificates for cables shutting a handful of South Korean nuclear reactors. A shift away from nuclear, which generates a third of South Korea's electricity, could cost tens of billions of dollars a year by boosting imports of liquefied natural gas, oil or coal.

  • SEOUL, Oct 28- It started with a few bogus safety certificates for cables shutting a handful of South Korean nuclear reactors. A shift away from nuclear, which generates a third of South Korea's electricity, could cost tens of billions of dollars a year by boosting imports of liquefied natural gas, oil or coal.

  • Steve Holliday, National Grid CEO, discusses what his company has done to secure power service and protect customers from storms like Superstorm Sandy.

  • EDF, Britain in $26 billion deal for nuclear plant Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station

    French utility EDF and the British government have signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for a total cost of 16 billion pounds, EDF said in a statement on Monday.

  • Scammers target utility customers Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Duke Power recently emailed this fraud alert to residential and business electric customers to warn them of the ongoing scam.

    In the latest "despicable scam," fraudsters threaten to shut off your power unless you fork over cash.

  • Radiation readings at Japan plant spike Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 3:12 AM ET
    Officials at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northern Japan

    Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday.

  • Blackout: 10 years later     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    The massive Northeast blackout that left 50 million people in darkness occurred 10 years ago today. Generac has soared 235 percent since then. Its CEO Aaron Jagdfeld, discusses whether the U.S. is better prepared for something like this today.

  • Battery technology gets better     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn looks at electricity storage and a new battery technology that could actually power entire neighborhoods.

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