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  • ABU DHABI, Jan 21- Abu Dhabi National Energy Company plans to grow its water business via new projects and acquisitions across the Middle East and North Africa as well as India by creating an independent operation, a company executive said on Tuesday.

  • COLUMN-Nuclear power is set to disappoint, again: Kemp Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 21- Nuclear power is the energy dream that refuses to die, despite serious accidents at Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Shell geologist M. King Hubbert is best known as the grandfather of "peak oil" for his theories about the imminent exhaustion of oil resources in the United States and around the world.

  • TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 20- Honduras' Congress on Monday approved a breakup of the country's state-controlled electricity producer, allowing private interests to invest in the semi-shuttered industry in an effort to stem the company's losses and revitalize the ailing sector.

  • LONDON, Jan 20- French utility GDF Suez SA had takeover approaches for Canada- based Talisman Energy Inc rebuffed late last year as it seeks acquisitions worth as much as $10 to $20 billion outside Europe, banking and industrial sources said.

  • *Chile seeks balance between growth, environmental protection. SANTIAGO, Jan 17- Chile's leading environmental lawyers, who have helped stall around $30 billion in mining and energy projects, say the battle is only just beginning- and copper investments are poised to come under increasing fire this year.

  • With flyers, posters and an animated film of a bear disconnecting the Swedish utility that operates the Berlin electricity grid, campaigners tried to convince voters to put power distribution back in public hands.

  • BERLIN, Jan 18- Germany's economy minister wants to cut the support price paid for electricity from solar and wind power generators by about a third by 2015, according to a draft proposal for one of the most challenging economic reforms facing Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government.

  • UPDATE 3-GE profit margins fall short, shares slide Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Jan 17- General Electric Co posted in-line overall quarterly earnings on Friday but disappointed investors by failing to meet its full-year profit margin goal due to delayed wind turbine deliveries and poor energy management results. Shares in the U.S. conglomerate fell 2.5 percent in morning trading to $26.52, against a broadly flat market.

  • TOKYO, Jan 17- In the first concrete moves towards forming a buyers' group for liquefied natural gas, Tokyo Electric Power Co is proposing to rope in domestic and foreign firms to jointly procure up to 40 million tonnes a year of the fuel to cut costs.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 15- Argentina's black market peso weakened 2.67 percent on Wednesday to close at a record 11.25 per U.S. dollar, local foreign exchange traders said, driven down by high inflation and dwindling confidence in Latin America's No. 3 economy.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 14- Argentine consumer prices will rise about 30 percent in 2014, according to a poll of five analysts on Tuesday, the highest rate since 2002, when millions in the middle class were pushed into poverty by a crisis punctuated by 41 percent inflation.

  • LONDON, Jan 14- Toshiba has agreed to buy 60 percent of the NuGen UK nuclear joint venture between GDF Suez and Spain's Iberdrola for 102 million pounds, boosting Britain's plans to replace its ageing nuclear fleet.

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Two former Japanese prime ministers challenged incumbent Shinzo Abe's pro-nuclear power policy on Tuesday, with charismatic Junichiro Koizumi backing ex-premier Morihiro Hosokawa's bid to become Tokyo governor on a platform opposing atomic energy.

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Japan's use of fuel oil to generate power is set to fall over the next fiscal year to levels not seen since before the Fukushima disaster, if enough of the country's nuclear reactors are allowed back online.

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Two former Japanese prime ministers challenged incumbent Shinzo Abe's pro-nuclear power policy on Tuesday, with charismatic Junichiro Koizumi backing ex-premier Morihiro Hosokawa's bid to become Tokyo governor on a platform opposing atomic energy.

  • There's a reason behind those surging solar stocks Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Since 2008, the price of solar panels has declined 75 percent.

    The solar sector is experiencing an unexpected revival, powering a rally in solar stocks.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Toshiba Corp is in the final stages of boosting its stake in British nuclear power firm NuGen to around 60 percent by buying a 10 percent stake from French utility GDF Suez SA, industry sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Toshiba Corp is in the final stages of buying around 10 percent of British nuclear power firm NuGen from French utility GDF Suez SA, boosting its stake to around 60 percent, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday without citing sources. Toshiba would buy the stake from GDF Suez, which owns 50 percent of NuGen, for about 3 billion yen, the Nikkei said.

  • TOKYO, Jan 10- Marubeni Corp has bought a Tokyo- area 100- megawatt gas power plant, the Japanese trading house said on Friday, as it looks to take advantage of major reforms in store for the nation's power sector.

  • Power play: Utilities want solar users to pay up Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Since 2008, the price of solar panels has declined 75 percent.

    Utility companies' battle with solar users illustrates the distance the alternative energy source has traveled.

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