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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico July 10- Puerto Rico's top finance officials said on Thursday that the U.S. commonwealth will step up efforts to explain a new restructuring law to investors after a series of ratings downgrades and a rout in the island's bonds effectively shut it out of markets.

  • S.Korea restarts nuclear reactor shut in June Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:33 PM ET

    SEOUL, July 10- A South Korean nuclear reactor has restarted after a month-long closure due to a control rod problem, a spokesman at state-run atomic operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd said on Thursday.

  • COLUMN-Cleaning up coal: Kemp Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, July 9- According to the popular narrative, coal is locked in a fight to the death with natural gas and renewables to supply clean electrical energy. Promoters of gas, wind and solar often talk about coal as if it were not just a rival but an enemy.

  • The agreements, which involve companies and research institutions, were signed in Beijing ahead of a two-day visit to China by top Obama administration officials including Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

  • Why utility bills are not getting cheaper Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    It's time to crank up the AC, but in this age of smart grids and smart meters, most utilities still have a frustratingly low technology IQ.

  • SOFIA/ BRUSSELS, July 6- Bulgaria, one of five EU states that depend totally on Russia for nuclear fuel, is set to take a step towards diversifying its suppliers when Westinghouse Electric Company buys a stake in a state-controlled firm building new atomic units.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- A California Democrat on Thursday introduced a bill he believes will keep gasoline prices down by delaying the expansion of the state's carbon cap-and-trade program, a move that has angered environmentalists.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- A California Democrat on Thursday introduced a bill that would keep gas prices down by delaying the state's planned expansion of its carbon cap-and-trade program to cover transportation fuels next year, a move that has angered environmentalists.

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. Export-Import Bank is considering financing a massive coal-fired power plant in India despite the fact the Obama administration has called on domestic and global public lenders to stop funding coal-plants in his climate change strategy.

  • China's second biggest hydro plant completed Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:31 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 3- China's Xiluodu hydropower station, the country's second largest in terms of capacity, went into full operation this week after its 18th and final generating unit was completed, the project operator said in a notice on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 2- NRG Energy vowed on Wednesday to press ahead with a proposal to build a power plant in coastal Southern California even after a city council expressed opposition, citing fears it could be inundated by rising sea water.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's troubled electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.

  • ATHENS, July 1- Workers at Greece's state-controlled power utility PPC will stage a series of strikes from Wednesday, in the midst of the summer tourism season, to protest government plans to privatise the firm, their union leader said.

  • LONDON, July 1- Sweden's renewable energy support scheme is compatible with European Union law, the EU's top court said on Tuesday, in a ruling that means member states will avoid a radical overhaul of their renewable energy laws.

  • LONDON, July 1- Sweden's renewable energy support scheme is compatible with European Union law, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, in a judgment that means member states will avoid a radical overhaul of their renewable energy laws.

  • June 27- A long-running battle over coal-fired energy in Kansas continued Friday as the Sierra Club environmental group filed a legal challenge to the state's issuance of a permit intended to give a green light to a controversial new power plant.

  • CARACAS, June 26- Protesters blocking the railroad of Colombia's largest coal miner, Cerrejon, ended their protest late on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the company, the manager of the third-party contractor that employs them told Reuters. The company is a joint venture between Anglo American Plc, BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata Plc.

  • *Pressure on France to boost links to Spain. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, June 26- Russia's cut in gas supplies to Ukraine has driven European Union leaders to debate how to bridge the gaps in Europe's grid urgently, replacing decades of fragmentation with a single, united energy market.

  • *Brazil investors hoping for more market-friendly president. SAO PAULO/ MEXICO CITY, June 26- Brazil's Bovespa stock index will rally or sink at the end of the year depending on the outcome of the nation's presidential election in October, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, while Mexican shares will track economic growth higher.