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  • Texas' Energy Future files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Texas Energy Future Holdings LP, stands in Dallas, Texas.

    Energy Future filed for bankruptcy protection, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.

  • April 29- Energy Future Holdings, a Texas power company, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged. The company said it entered bankruptcy with significant deals in place with creditors that would eliminate approximately $40 billion in debt.

  • UPDATE 1-Energy Future files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    April 29- Leading Texas power company Energy Future Holdings filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.

  • April 29- A unit of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co LLC, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, seven years after Energy Future's record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as electricity prices plunged.

  • LONDON, April 29- Electrification was the greatest achievement of the 20th century, according to the U.S. Academy of Engineering. More than 300 million people in India were without access to electricity, which the International Energy Agency defines as consuming at least 250 kilowatt-hours per year for a rural household and 500 kilowatt-hours for an urban one.

  • Winter's over: Nat gas price surge may not be Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Workers install a natural gas pipeline.

    The U.S. faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- The United States faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes as energy companies struggle to replenish stockpiles drained to critically low levels after a brutal winter.

  • PARIS, April 26- General Electric boss Jeff Immelt is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the global power arm of struggling French engineer Alstom, sources close to the matter said. Some put a $13 billion valuation on Alstom's turbines and power grid equipment business.

  • GE boss to meet French minister as Alstom deal progresses Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    GE boss is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the power arm of French engineer Alstom

  • GE boss to meet French minister as Alstom deal progresses Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    PARIS, April 26- General Electric boss Jeff Immelt is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the global power arm of struggling French engineer Alstom, sources close to the matter said. Some put a $13 billion valuation on Alstom's turbines and power grid equipment business.

  • Protecting the national power grid     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Nick Akins, American Electric Power president & CEO, explains how the polar vortex "substantially" helped the company's Q1 earnings and discusses threats to the national power grid.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Leading Texas power company Energy Future Holdings is expected to file for bankruptcy as early as Monday evening, sources close to the situation said on Friday, as it struggles to pay its hefty debt load of more than $40 billion because of cheap electricity prices.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japan on Friday started releasing average prices for spot liquefied natural gas to add transparency to an opaque market and amid concern about rising fuel costs in the wake of the shutdown of nuclear plants after the Fukushima crisis.

  • Utilities feel pressure for ethical coal mining push Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Coal tops the list for deaths in energy sector. *Coal also a major polluter. Coal mining is responsible for more fatalities than the production of any other energy source due to poor working conditions in export countries such as China, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia.

  • CAIRO, April 23- Egypt needs to find at least $5 billion to invest in its dilapidated power grid, a government official told Reuters, highlighting a major challenge for the next president as the country faces the risk of worsening blackouts this summer.

  • April 22- U.S. coal miner Arch Coal Inc said it expects to ship fewer tons of steel-making metallurgical coal this year as prices and demand remain weak, but signaled recovering demand for thermal coal, used in power generation. Shares of Arch Coal, which also reported a bigger-than-expected loss for the first quarter, were down 4 percent at $4.76 in early trading.

  • Taiwan govt says to push on with planned nuclear plant Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:41 PM ET

    TAIPEI, April 22- Taiwan's premier has rejected opposition demands to halt construction of a controversial atomic power plant, sparking threats of street protests from anti-nuclear campaigners.

  • BEIJING, April 21- China may sign as early as next year the first of several contracts for eight new nuclear reactors from Westinghouse Electric Co, as the government presses ahead with the world's biggest civilian nuclear power expansion since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.

  • OKUMA, Japan, April 18- The manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan's prime minister told the world the matter was resolved.

  • April 16- Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.8 percent in 2013, according to government data, driven by lower electricity demand and a bigger share of renewables in the energy mix. Despite the cuts, Australia's emissions per capita stand at 23.2 tonnes, among the highest in the world and nearly four times more than China.