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  • ZUMA: PLANS TO FINANCE SOUTH AFRICA'S NEXT LARGE COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT WILL BE ACCELERATED.

  • A company putting the gas station out of business Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint

    Imagine a line of cars waiting to use an EV charging station and weeds growing on an abandoned Exxon lot. That's ChargePoint's vision.

  • Heatwave boosts India coal imports -research firm Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, June 17- Indian coal imports climbed 12 percent in May from the year before, provisional data from research firm OreTeam showed, with power companies scrambling to meet demand as scorching weather drove customers to crank up fans or air conditioning.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The United States, United Kingdom and Netherlands will float a plan this week requiring new coal-fired power plants to meet a carbon pollution standard in order to receive public funding from the world's wealthiest countries, according to a draft seen by Reuters.

  • June 13- Shares of Abengoa Yield Plc, a unit of Spanish renewable and engineering firm Abengoa SA, rose about 28 percent in their U.S. market debut, valuing the company at about $3 billion. Abengoa Yield's IPO raised about $721 million after its upsized offering of 24.9 million shares was priced at $29 per share, well above the expected price range of $25- $27 per share.

  • PARIS, June 12- Electricity produced by onshore wind and solar plants may become more competitive with power generated by upgraded nuclear plants in France by the end of this decade, a study by environmental group Greenpeace showed on Thursday.

  • U.S. House panel calls hearing on EPA power plant plan Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 11- The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on energy and power has scheduled a hearing on June 19 to consider proposed U.S. regulations on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

  • U.S. HOUSE ENERGY AND POWER SUBCOMMITTEE SCHEDULES HEARING FOR JUNE 19 ON EPA'S PROPOSED POWER PLANT REGULATIONS.

  • June 11- As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolls out tough new rules designed to slash power plant emissions, Consol Energy Inc is showcasing its transformation from a coal miner to a producer of cleaner-burning natural gas. "The more information we can get, the better," said Clarkson Capital Markets analyst Jeremy Sussman.

  • June 10- PPL Corp said it would combine part of its U.S. power generation business with that of private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC to form a listed company, as it tries to shield itself from the volatile power market.

  • June 10- PPL Corp and Riverstone Holdings LLC said on Monday they would combine their merchant power generation businesses into a new stand-alone, publicly traded independent power producer. PPL said following the spinoff, it will focus on the regulated utilities it owns and operates in the United Kingdom, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

  • 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.