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  • ANKARA, Nov 25- Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan's Toshiba group, on building the country's third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said. Turkey currently has projects for two nuclear plants, which are expected to cost $20 billion and $22 billion respectively. In 2013, a consortium of...

  • Nov 24- Trina Solar Ltd cut its full-year solar module shipment forecast, largely due to the cancellation of a 130 megawatts solar project in Inner Mongolia, sending the company's shares down as much as 5.4 percent premarket. Trina Solar said it expected solar module shipments of 1,045-1,095 megawatts in the current quarter, compared with the 1,063.8 MW it...

  • Some climate change impacts unavoidable - World Bank Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    OSLO, Nov 23- Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday. "This means that climate change impacts such as extreme heat events may now be simply unavoidable," World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told a telephone news...

  • BERLIN, Nov 23- Germany is working on a new law to force energy companies to shut down several more coal-fired power plants as it tries to reach ambitious climate goals, a document seen by Reuters showed on Sunday. Although Germany has seen a boom in green energy, accounting for about 25 percent of overall power generation, environmentalists criticise the country...

  • *Dong wants to diversify from sole supplier Siemens. PARIS, Nov 21- Dong Energy, Europe's largest offshore wind farm developer, plans to make the switch to giant wind turbines in a move that could signal a breakthrough for a new generation of products. The August deal was for the relatively small British 256 MW Burbo Bank farm, which Dong hopes to start building in...

  • FACTBOX-Proposed U.S. nuclear power reactors Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    Nov 19- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday said its staff found no safety reasons that would prevent the approval of a license for a proposed new reactor at DTE Energy Co's Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan. This is not the final approval for the project but is an important step in the process. DTE filed to build and operate a new reactor at Fermi...

  • Nov 19- PJM Interconnection, the operator of the biggest power grid in the United States, said on Wednesday that demand for power hit a new record for the month of November due to the cold weather. Peak demand on Tuesday reached 121,987 megawatts, topping the 114,699 MW reached last November. PJM, which operates the grid in 13 states from New Jersey to Illinois, said it...

  • *Enel selling Endesa shares at 13.5- 13.8 euros- sources. *Enel selling minimum of 17 pct of Endesa. MILAN, Nov 19- Italy's biggest utility Enel is on track to raise up to 3.2 billion euros from the sale of shares in its Spanish subsidiary Endesa, three sources with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday.

  • *EDF says Areva unable to deliver key ingredients in time. PARIS, Nov 18- French utility EDF announced a new one-year delay for its Areva- designed EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville, France, which it now expects to be connected to the grid in 2017, a decade after construction started. EDF said the delay was due to Areva's difficulties with ensuring a timely delivery...

  • Nov 17- Solar company SunEdison Inc and unit TerraForm Power Inc said they would buy First Wind for $2.4 billion to enter the U.S. wind power market. SunEdison's shares rose 6.6 percent to $17.70, while TerraForm shares rose 1.2 percent to $26.15 in after-market trading. SunEdison raised its 2015 installation forecast to 2.1-2.3 gigawatts from 1.6-1.8 GW.

  • OFF THE COAST OF HELIGOLAND, Germany, Nov 14- As European governments start to curb offshore renewable power subsidies, utilities, wind turbine makers and installers are racing to cut costs to help the industry survive. Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, wary of committing billions of euros when budgets are tight, have announced subsidy cuts in the past 18...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in China, according to official statistics. Every time China hosts a major international event the government has to take extraordinary measures to clean up the air and avoid suffocating its prominent guests in a dangerous choking smog. In a ranking of China's 31 provincial-level capital cities, Beijing...

  • Nov 13- The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in the 2012 presidential election, is officially in the black. According to a report by the Department of Energy, interest payments to the government from projects funded by the Loan Programs Office were $810 million as of September- higher than the...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 12- Trading of coal via financial instruments in Europe is likely to jump 30 percent to 3,800 tonnes this year, boosted by demand from producers, commodity traders and hedge funds, according to a report by energy research company Prospex. The biggest trading segment is the Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp port range, where overseas coal arrives.

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's quarterly profit rose more than four-fold as its shift in focus from panel sales to the more profitable business of building solar power plants pays off. Canadian Solar also raised its full-year revenue forecast to $2.93 billion- $2.98 billion from $2.7 billion- $2.9 billion and said it planned to add 500 megawatts of panel-making...

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's third-quarter profit rose nearly four-fold, helped by the sale of five utility-scale solar power plants in Canada. Net profit attributable to the company rose to $104.2 million, or $1.75 per share, from $27.7 million, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue shot up 86 percent to $914.4 million.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 12- Denmark's Vestas will be ready to start manufacturing blades next year for its largest ever wind turbine, which is still undergoing tests, the company said on Wednesday. The blades are for the 8 megawatt V164 wind turbine which is being produced by MHI Vestas Offshore, a joint venture of Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's quarterly profit more than doubled as its shift in focus from panel sales to the more profitable business of building solar power plants pays off. Canadian Solar also raised its full-year revenue forecast to $2.93 billion- $2.98 billion from $2.7 billion- $2.9 billion and said it planned to add 500 megawatts of panel-making...

  • Nov 12- Canadian Solar Inc's third-quarter profit nearly doubled, helped by the sale of five utility-scale solar power plants in Canada. Net profit attributable to the company rose to $104.2 million, or $1.75 per share, from $55.8 million, or 95 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue shot up 47 percent to $914.4 million.

  • Japan LNG spot price rises to $15.30/mmBtu in Oct Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    Spot LNG contracted in October for delivery to Japan averaged $15.30 per million British thermal unit, up from $13.20 from a month earlier, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. Cargoes arriving last month averaged $12.40 per mmBtu, compared with $11.30 in September. Japan, which takes about a third of the world's LNG imports, shipped in a record 87.73...