March 10- California set back-to-back solar power records last week, the state grid operator said on Monday. With 5,231 MW, California leads the nation in installed solar generation, including thermal and photovoltaic facilities, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.» Read More
LONDON, Sept 18- Industrial energy consumers can help balance electricity grids and avoid deeper government intervention in power markets, as part of global efforts to integrate more wind and solar power, a new German scheme suggests.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 18- China's new plans to cut coal use and tackle pollution have a sense of deja vu about them, being the latest in a series of measures aimed at improving air quality in the world's second-largest economy.
JAKARTA, Sept 17- Two of Indonesia's biggest miners are building power stations to reignite coal demand and counter a drop in global prices that has squeezed industry-wide profit margins to their slimmest in a decade and dulled the appeal of exports to top consumer China.
LONDON, Sept 16- The lack of clear rules and targets for the integration of renewable power in the European Union risks slower adoption at higher cost. A recent publication by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute illustrated the impact of rising solar and wind energy on power markets, in an analysis of German market data from January to July.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 15- Brazil will probably scale down its plans for new nuclear plants due to safety concerns following the 2011 radiation leak in Japan and pick up some of the slack with a "revolution" in wind power, the head of the government's energy planning agency said.
TOKYO, Sept 15- The Fukushima nuclear disaster is driving one of Japan's biggest industry overhauls since World War Two, as new, nimble suppliers take business from the big regional power monopolies, and manufacturers, from steelmakers to drinks firms, generate their own power and sell what they don't need.
HOUSTON, Sept 13- Calls for electric conservation and rolling outages failed to materialize in Texas this summer, despite warnings from the grid operator, as electric supplies were ample to keep air conditioners and refineries running smoothly even during heat waves.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13- State investor 1 Malaysia Development Bhd has boosted the target size of its IPO for its energy assets to around $3 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters, as the fund looks to repay debt incurred in a shopping spree for power plants.
The recent bankruptcy of Longview, a highly efficient West Virginia coal plant, is an example of the pressures already facing the industry. When the Longview plant went into operation in 2011- the first new coal plant to go online in West Virginia in 18 years- its owners wanted to show that there is a future role for coal in the U.S. energy mix.
LONDON, Sept 12- Texas wind farms are benefiting from transmission upgrades in the western half of the state, in a lesson for Europe where a rapid rollout of variable renewables has raced ahead of supporting infrastructure. Such integration has lagged in Europe and the United States.
Sept 12- Entergy Corp, which is shutting down its Vermont Yankee reactor, plans to keep its five remaining merchant nuclear power plants in service, a top executive told Reuters.
*China to cut coal use to below 65 pct of energy by 2017. BEIJING, Sept 12- China unveiled comprehensive new measures to tackle air pollution on Thursday, with plans to slash coal consumption and close polluting mills, factories and smelters, but experts said implementing the bold targets would be a major challenge.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 12- The United States installed 832 megawatts of photovoltaic solar panels in the second quarter, a 15 percent increase from the prior period as booming business for utility-scale systems helped offset weaker demand for residential and commercial projects, according to an industry report.
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.
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.
CNBC's Scott Cohn looks at electricity storage and a new battery technology that could actually power entire neighborhoods.
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Regulators used sharp words to accuse JPMorgan Chase of manipulating energy markets, in language similar to that which buffeted -- and eventually took down -- bankrupt energy giant Enron.
If you've noticed your utility bills falling, there's a good reason. Surging natural gas production in the U.S. has had one benefit already: curbing or even cutting power costs.