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  • *Russia's Rosatom says signed $10 billion agreement. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Gazprom Energoholding, the utility unit of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, is planning an initial public offering of its shares in 2016, when foreign capital markets may become more open to Russian firms, its director general said.

  • *Promises more effective heat storage than current methods. NEGEV DESERT, Israel, Sept 22- An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day.

  • ABUJA, Sept 20- Nigeria's oil minister announced a 213 billion naira bail-out package for power companies on Saturday, nearly a year after the sector was privatised.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.

  • We're finding money in places we didn't even know existed, " Danny Roderick, chief executive of Toshiba- owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, told Reuters at a nuclear industry conference last week in London.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 17- Who to believe? In theory, the Chinese ban from the start of 2015 on coal imports above certain ash and sulphur contents appears to favour Indonesia, the world's biggest shipper of thermal coal, over Australia, the world's top exporter of metallurgical coal and number two for thermal coal.

  • Panama's economy grew 6.3 pct in second quarter Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Sept 15- Panama's economy expanded 6.3 percent during the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, the government said on Monday. Central America's largest economy saw gains in mining, construction, retail and transport sectors during the April-June period.

  • *BNEF says "yes" vote would harm investment in Scotland. LONDON, Sept 16- Britain has dropped a place to a five-year low ranking among the world's most attractive renewable energy markets, after changing the way it subsidizes renewable power, a quarterly ranking from accountants Ernst& Young showed on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 2-Finland puts new nuclear plant plan in doubt Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    HELSINKI, Sept 15- Finland's economy minister has rejected an application from power utility Teollisuuden Voima to extend the permit for a new nuclear reactor in the west of the country, throwing the project into doubt.

  • Calls intensify for protecting America's power grid Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Widespread electronic attacks on U.S. interests have amplified calls to fortify the U.S.'s aging electric grid from terrorism.

  • Some companies profit as Brazil struggles to secure power Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Sept 11- A small group of energy companies in Brazil are increasing revenues at a time when the country is grappling with its worst power crisis in more than a decade, taking advantage of sky-high prices to sell electricity in the spot market.

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.