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"Coal is abundant and geopolitically secure, and coal-fired plants are easily integrated into existing power systems," Van der Hoeven admitted. Coal power plants are simple and cheap to build, and produce a predictable and reliable flow of electricity on demand.
PARIS/ LONDON, Dec 17- Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear plant order in Europe since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, is the fruit of a decade-long process of reconciling two grand national ambitions: Britain's need to avert a power crisis, and France's need to keep its nuclear industry alive with export contracts.
BEIJING, Dec 17- China's investment in Britain's 16 billion pound Hinkley Point project is its first foray into Europe's nuclear power market and a marker of its global ambitions, but its firms will depend on foreign partners if they are to fulfil them.
WASHINGTON, Dec 16- Natural gas will overtake coal to become the largest source of U.S. electric generation by 2040, when it is expected to account for 35 percent of domestic electricity, according to a new forecast by the Energy Information Administration.
Dec 16- When Gloria Adams signed a contract to install a rooftop solar power system on her Oahu home in late August, she looked forward to lower electric bills and a return on her investment in the years ahead.
BEIJING, Dec 13- China, the world top energy user, has given the go-ahead to build six new coal mines together with a massive thermal power plant in its northwest, despite warnings about local water shortages as well as the growing risk of pollution.
SEOUL, Dec 12- South Korea will start a winter campaign on Monday to curb peak power demand as a quarter of its nuclear units are offline, including one shut as planned on Thursday for maintenance.
Fortum provided support to the index, up 6.5 percent after the state-controlled Finnish utility said it has agreed to sell its power grid in Finland to Suomi Power Networks consortium for 2.55 billion euros.
Dec 11- Fortis Inc has reached a friendly deal to buy Arizona- focused utility UNS Energy Corp for about $2.5 billion in cash, the Canadian power company said on Wednesday, as it looks to expand its presence in the United States.
Dec 11- Canadian power company Fortis Inc said it agreed to buy utility firm UNS Energy Corp for about $2.5 billion in cash to expand its presence in the United States.
Those controls are needed to keep the units compliant with federal environmental rules proposed since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. There are about 318 gigawatts of coal-fired power plants in the United States, about 30 percent of the nation's 1,051 GW generation fleet.
DUBAI, Dec 10- The world's largest gas reserves may tempt some energy companies back to Iran if sanctions are lifted, but Tehran is unlikely to become a significant gas supplier to Europe or Asia for at least a decade.
SEOUL, Dec 10- South Korea is looking to scale back plans to rely on nuclear power, but growing energy demand and the shutdown of aging reactors mean it will still likely need to build new nuclear-fired plants in the next two decades.
SEOUL, Dec 10- South Korea supplies about a third of its electricity from 23 nuclear power plants and plans to add 11 more by 2024, while the government is looking to lower its reliance on nuclear power to 29 percent of its total power supply by 2035. South Korea's energy ministry said on Tuesday it is considering decreasing its dependence on nuclear power to 29 percent, from a planned 41 percent by 2030. Of the current 23 units, five are offline as of Tuesday, and the total number of closure may rise as the country's nuclear reactor operator will go ahead with scheduled maintenance for another reactor, the Hanbit No. 5, on Thursday.
SEOUL, Dec 10- South Korea is looking to cut its reliance on nuclear power to 29 percent of the country's total power supply by 2035, the least amount of reduction recommended by a group urging the government to cut dependence on nuclear-fired generators.
They want the EPA to force nine states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Southeast Asia's power sector will tilt away from gas to use more coal by the end of this decade, chipping away at demand for liquefied natural gas as the region of more than 600 million people tries to cut costs to meet soaring electricity needs.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The Obama administration on Friday extended the length of permits that allow wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles to 30 years, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. government on Friday extended the length of permits allowing wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.
*Storm kills two in Britain, one in Denmark. BERLIN/ LONDON Dec 5- Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years.