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.
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.
With electricity demand in places like NYC flirting with all-time highs, power prices are reaching staggering levels.
Modems and routers are bigger energy hogs than laptops and cell phone chargers. On a national scale, it’s pretty staggering: $1 billion a year in electricity.
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.
BP has put its U.S. wind farm operation, one of the largest in the country, up for sale, marking the continued retreat of big oil companies from renewable energy investments.
One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.
David Crane, President & CEO of NRG Energy, discusses the technology behind keeping the lights on at the stadium during the Super Bowl, including using solar panels as a backup.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State Address.
A Northeast region punch-drunk from powerful storms could create opportunities for a handful of utility companies, as governments move to rebuild battered infrastructure, an analyst told CNBC on Thursday.