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  • June 10- Energy and power investment firm Riverstone Holdings LLC will buy PPL Corp's competitive energy business, PPL Energy Supply LLC, and merge it with its generation portfolio to form a publicly traded independent power producer, the companies said.

  • PPL to spin off merchant power generation business Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 12:37 AM ET

    June 10- PPL Corp and Riverstone Holdings LLC on Monday said they would combine their merchant power generation businesses into a new stand-alone, publicly traded independent power producer.

  • WILMINGTON, Del, June 6- Bankrupt Energy Future Holdings, Texas's largest power company, received court approval on Friday for one of its main businesses to borrow $5.4 billion to carry out a refinancing that is key to its huge restructuring. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • But the EPA rule does not focus on absolute emissions reductions but rather seeks a reduction of carbon intensity from 2012 levels. The EPA said every state except Vermont, which has almost no carbon emissions, still needs to reduce carbon intensity under the rule, including the dozen or so states whose emissions are already 30 percent or more below 2005 levels.

  • Senator Edward Markey on Thursday aims to ease Ukraine's fuel dependence on Russia by modernizing its heating infrastructure and updating its Soviet-era natural gas drilling capabilities.

  • June 4- Clean energy company NRG Yield Inc said it would buy California's Alta Wind Energy Center, the largest wind farm in North America, for $870 million from Terra-Gen Power LLC. The deal will add 947 megawatt to the wind portfolio of NRG Yield and parent NRG Energy Inc, making it the fifth largest in the continent at 2,839 MW.

  • June 4- NRG Yield Inc, a unit of NRG Energy Inc, said it would buy California's Alta Wind Energy Center, the largest wind farm in North America, for $870 million. The deal is expected to increase NRG Yield's annual run-rate earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by about $220 million.

  • COLUMN-U.S. EPA goes (relatively) easy on coal: Kemp Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    LONDON, June 4- Despite the heated war of words between supporters of the coal industry and environmentalists, the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is relatively generous to coal interests. Coal- fired generation has been declining owing to the abundance of cheap natural gas thanks to fracking.

  • Is solar really ready for prime time? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:16 AM ET
    Solar panels near the Marina Barrage in Singapore

    Predictions solar energy will disrupt the grid system may be premature, with analysts noting urban settings may stay dependent on traditional power.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. NUSA DUA, Indonesia, June 4- "There is no skin left on my teeth to hang on with," was the lament of a coal trader, expressing a sentiment echoed time and again at the industry's largest gathering in Asia.

  • June 4- NRG Energy Inc is close to a deal worth more than $800 million to buy Alta Wind Energy Center, the largest wind farm in North America, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

  • The EPA rules would put the United States on a course to reduce overall U.S. power plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but each state will have its own target. States, which can comply with individually set goals using a range of actions, must submit their plans to the EPA by June 2016.

  • The EPA rules would put the United States on a course to reduce overall U.S. power plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but each state will have its own target. States, which can comply with individually set goals using a range of actions, must submit their plans to the EPA by June 2016.

  • SINGAPORE, June 3- Singapore officially started its first power plant that fully operates on liquefied natural gas on Tuesday, said the head of the company that owns the facility, as the city state tries to curb its reliance on piped natural gas.

  • SEOUL, June 3- South Korea's tax on coal imports for power generation will start in July and duty on some alternative fuels will be cut, the government said on Tuesday. The country's five utilities, fully owned by state-run Korea Electric Power Corp, import around 21-22 million tonnes of coal per quarter, according to industry data.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.

  • June 2- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally announced a plan on Monday to slash carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a key element of President Barack Obama's plan to tackle global warming. Coal comprises more than 20,000 megawatts of the company's generation capacity. --American Electric Power Co Inc#.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.

  • BURGHAUSEN, Germany/ GEISMAR, Louisiana, June 2- Nestled in the green hills of southern Germany, chemical giant Wacker Chemie churns out a wide range of products, from an ingredient for chewing gum to the polysilicon crystals in solar cells.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the country's existing power plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters. The White House and the EPA declined to confirm or comment on the rules before they are released.