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  • Solar energy co. SunEdison buying wind power co. Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion. The St. Peters, Missouri- based company and its publicly traded subsidiary, TerraForm Power, said Monday that they are buying First Wind for $1.9 billion now and $510 million in payments if First Wind completes certain projects.

  • Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to The Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S.

  • Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    SANDERSVILLE, Ga.— Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama's administration...

  • OFF THE COAST OF HELIGOLAND, Germany, Nov 14- As European governments start to curb offshore renewable power subsidies, utilities, wind turbine makers and installers are racing to cut costs to help the industry survive. Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, wary of committing billions of euros when budgets are tight, have announced subsidy cuts in the past 18...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in China, according to official statistics. Every time China hosts a major international event the government has to take extraordinary measures to clean up the air and avoid suffocating its prominent guests in a dangerous choking smog. In a ranking of China's 31 provincial-level capital cities, Beijing...

  • NY providing $206M for 4 renewable energy projects Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York has committed $206 million to four large upstate clean energy projects. The money from the state Energy Research and Development Authority will bolster renewable energy resources by supporting wind farms in western and northern New York, a new hydroelectric plant in the Mohawk Valley and an upgrade to a hydroelectric dam in the Hudson...

  • Nov 13- The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in the 2012 presidential election, is officially in the black. According to a report by the Department of Energy, interest payments to the government from projects funded by the Loan Programs Office were $810 million as of September- higher than the...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 12- Trading of coal via financial instruments in Europe is likely to jump 30 percent to 3,800 tonnes this year, boosted by demand from producers, commodity traders and hedge funds, according to a report by energy research company Prospex. The biggest trading segment is the Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp port range, where overseas coal arrives.

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's quarterly profit rose more than four-fold as its shift in focus from panel sales to the more profitable business of building solar power plants pays off. Canadian Solar also raised its full-year revenue forecast to $2.93 billion- $2.98 billion from $2.7 billion- $2.9 billion and said it planned to add 500 megawatts of panel-making...

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's third-quarter profit rose nearly four-fold, helped by the sale of five utility-scale solar power plants in Canada. Net profit attributable to the company rose to $104.2 million, or $1.75 per share, from $27.7 million, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue shot up 86 percent to $914.4 million.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 12- Denmark's Vestas will be ready to start manufacturing blades next year for its largest ever wind turbine, which is still undergoing tests, the company said on Wednesday. The blades are for the 8 megawatt V164 wind turbine which is being produced by MHI Vestas Offshore, a joint venture of Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's quarterly profit more than doubled as its shift in focus from panel sales to the more profitable business of building solar power plants pays off. Canadian Solar also raised its full-year revenue forecast to $2.93 billion- $2.98 billion from $2.7 billion- $2.9 billion and said it planned to add 500 megawatts of panel-making...

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's third-quarter profit nearly doubled, helped by the sale of five utility-scale solar power plants in Canada. Net profit attributable to the company rose to $104.2 million, or $1.75 per share, from $55.8 million, or 95 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue shot up 47 percent to $914.4 million.

  • Japan LNG spot price rises to $15.30/mmBtu in Oct Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    Spot LNG contracted in October for delivery to Japan averaged $15.30 per million British thermal unit, up from $13.20 from a month earlier, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. Cargoes arriving last month averaged $12.40 per mmBtu, compared with $11.30 in September. Japan, which takes about a third of the world's LNG imports, shipped in a record 87.73...

  • Between 108 and 134 gigawatts of existing generation capacity, around 10 percent of the total, is expected to be retired by 2020, the EPA says in its own assessment of the Clean Power Plan. The organisation has questions about each of the four building blocks on which the EPA is relying to cut emissions to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Among the most...

  • NEW DELHI/ SEOUL, Nov 6- India is hoping a new China- backed multilateral lender will fund coal-based energy projects, an official said, putting it in direct conflict with the World Bank, whose chief has maintained that it would stick to its restrictions on such lending. A senior Indian official told Reuters the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, sponsored by...

  • Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by market value, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as a cool summer reduced demand. The company, which also operates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, said the results were also hurt by lower income from international operations and higher fuel costs. The company sells power to 7.2 million...

  • Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by market value, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as a milder summer hit demand and expenses rose. That led to the company to sell some Midwest power assets- a big chunk of its wholesale assets- to Dynegy Inc in August for $2.8 billion. Net income attributable to Duke rose 27 percent to...

  • Nov 3- ConEdison Solutions is ready to supply power and natural gas to U.S. customers this winter after learning lessons from the polar vortex that vexed utilities last winter. The extreme cold earlier this year caused gas prices to spike to record highs in many U.S. "The polar vortex took all suppliers by surprise," ConEdison Solutions CEO Jorge Lopez told Reuters...

  • Nov 3- ConEdison Solutions is ready to supply power and natural gas to U.S. customers this winter after learning lessons from the polar vortex that vexed utilities last winter. The extreme cold earlier this year caused gas prices to spike to record highs in many U.S. "The polar vortex took all suppliers by surprise," ConEdison Solutions CEO Jorge Lopez told Reuters...