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  • Google invests in California solar power plant Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. SunEdison Inc. expects the plant to be operational later this year and supply power to utility company Southern California Edison.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that has been idle since the Fukushima disaster, as the government pushes for the permanent closure of older reactors.

  • Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    TOKYO— A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously approved an inspection report for the Sendai Nuclear Power Station's two reactors.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants.

  • Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Wyoming has proposed less stringent pollution controls on coal-fired power plants than those the EPA says are required to reduce regional haze in national parks and wilderness areas.

  • Regulators start inquiry into electric co-op cash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Regulators will review the books of Mississippi's 25 electric power associations to try to determine whether they are holding money that should instead flow back to customers. Michael Callahan, CEO of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, has pledged to work with the commission to examine the issue.

  • University of California signs major solar deal Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The University of California says it has made one of the largest ever solar-energy purchases by a university system in the United States.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India on Friday and also offered to increase supplies of conventional fuel to help it overcome chronic shortages.

  • *Denmark's Vestas to build 1st stealth turbines in France. PARIS, Sept 5- France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimise interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes.

  • *Opposition blames Modi for Mumbai power cuts. NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Narendra Modi took decisive action as chief minister of Gujarat state to secure round-the-clock supplies of electricity.

  • Australian emissions rise after carbon tax repeal -report Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:45 PM ET

    Sept 4- Carbon emissions and electricity demand in Australia have risen in the two months since the government repealed a tax on emissions, bucking a nearly six-year long trend of decline, an energy consultancy said on Thursday.

  • KIEV/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Ukraine reduced electricity supplies to consumers in Crimea on Wednesday and threatened to cut power altogether if quotas were breached, as it battles a power crisis on the mainland that threatens to cause rolling blackouts across the country.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 3- Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to sign a deal this week to sell uranium to India for peaceful power generation, but halted uranium exports to Russia over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • MIAMI, Sept 1- When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

  • *Utilities Axpo, Alpiq build huge pumped storage plants. *New projects in Switzerland, Austria, Germany put on ice.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 29- Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when millions of people were left without power in one of the world's worst blackouts.

  • Are the world’s cars on the cusp of going solar? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Falling solar system and battery prices combined with electric vehicles' rise may soon send internal combustion engines to the junk yard, analysts say.

  • Bankrupt Energy Future will soon propose auction process Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Aug 27- Energy Future Holdings, the big Texas power company that filed for bankruptcy in April, said it will present a proposal for auctioning the company after it scrapped an earlier plan to exit Chapter 11 under control of unsecured creditors.

  • Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.

  • Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.