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  • Va. lawmakers concerned over proposed EPA rules Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Lawmakers said the EPA's current target levels for emission cuts penalize Virginia for its robust nuclear energy production. The EPA has set a 2030 target of 810 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted per megawatt hour of electricity generated in Virginia, compared to 1,620 in West Virginia and 1,763 in Kentucky. Terry McAuliffe expressed similar concerns last...

  • LOS ANGELES— Regulators approve deal to divide billions in costs from closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Goldman Sachs will wind down its small uranium trading business after failing to find a buyer and may sell its Colombian coal mine subsidiary, two of its most controversial commodity divisions, according to a Senate report released on Wednesday. It included a lengthy summary of Goldman's activities in the niche uranium market, which began when...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Goldman Sachs will wind down its small uranium trading business after failing to find a buyer and may sell its Colombian coal mine subsidiary, two of its most controversial commodity divisions, according to a new Senate report released on Wednesday. It included a lengthy summary of Goldman's activities in the niche uranium market, which began...

  • 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...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas pops on cold     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI was down again, and stayed under $75 after a 2.4 million barrel build. Nat gas popped due to the cold weather.

  • Commodities tomorrow: WTI under $75     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down again, and closed under $75. Traders say there could be more pressure from here. Nat gas was down on the day.

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • *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...

  • Energy in 25 years: Who's producing, who's buying Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    A cement factory releasing heavy smoke in Binzhou, China.

    The world will see huge shifts on both the usage and supply sides of the energy equation, according to BP's annual global energy forecast.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The global supply glut concerns continue, as WTI and Brent were both down on the day. Nat gas popped 7 percent as cold weather hit the midwest.

  • Private equity bets on 'revolution'—in oil and gas Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    A derrick hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Private equity is betting that gas and oil—notrenewables like wind and solar—will continue to dominate as energy sources in 25 years.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil under $75     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil fell to below $75/barrel, mostly due to news out of Mexico and a significant increase in U.S. production.

  • What Iran nuclear talks mean for the price of oil Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) at talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program in Vienna, July 13, 2014.

    The deadline for Iran's nuclear talks is Nov. 24. Oil traders and analysts are starting to prepare for the day after.

  • Russia-Iran reach nuclear deal     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Mike Singh, Washington Institute, discusses the implications of a deal between Russia and Iran to build two new nuclear reactors in Iran.

  • Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    OKUMA, Japan— More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods. Workers were building more tanks during a visit to the complex Wednesday by foreign media,...

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under pressure in the morning, but ended the day up slightly. The stronger dollar and supply situation continue to put pressure on oil.

  • Russia to build more nuclear reactors in Iran Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia signed a contract Friday to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the two nations. Tuesday's contract has no immediate relation to the talks that involve Russia and the United States, but it reflects Moscow's intention to deepen its cooperation with Tehran...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Bad day all around     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down another dollar today. Natural gas was down on the day, even though a major cold snap is on the way.

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC's world outlook     Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.