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  • Clarification: New England Energy story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England' s six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices. HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions...

  • LONDON, April 23- Britain's top equity index pushed higher on Thursday, boosted by a bump-up for utilities stocks just two weeks ahead of the UK's general election. United Utilities rose 1.8 percent, SSE advanced 1.1 percent and National Grid rose 0.6 percent after investment bank Citigroup said the sector would be favoured as a protection against any market...

  • British stocks flat after retail sales drop Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 barely changed after retail sales figures. *WPP falls after disappointing Q1 sales. Utilities stocks including United Utilities and SSE were up more than 1 percent after a broker update from Citi said election volatility would affect the sector going forward, adding that National Grid was the most immune in its view.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions to cut persistently high energy costs. "But if you're going to pursue an all-options approach on something like this, you need to do it on a collaborative basis, working with those who also rely on the same grid we rely on in Massachusetts." In one joint effort, Connecticut,...

  • LONDON, April 14- It's that time of year when the copper industry gathers for CESCO Week in Chile to chew the collective fat on what the future holds. In Chile this week the focus will be firmly on supply, inevitably given the structural problems facing operators in what is still the world's largest copper producing nation. But in truth the present confusion is all...

  • LONDON, March 6- While UK stocks have broadly shrugged off the looming general election, some investors are shunning a sector that risks becoming a political punch bag. Domestic utilities including Centrica and SSE have fallen since the start of 2015, even as the FTSE 100 index has hit record highs. The opposition Labour Party is campaigning to give the energy...

  • *To pay dividend of 0.50 euro/ share for 2014, 2015. *Sells Spain, Portugal assets to Macquarie for 2.5 bln euros. FRANKFURT, Dec 1- Germany's top utility E.ON said it would split in two, spinning off power plants to focus on renewable energy and power grids, a dramatic response to industry changes that could trigger similar moves at European peers.

  • LONDON, Nov 13- The London copper market is today in backwardation. But it's becoming increasingly clear that one of the reasons why the London market remains so starved of metal is the activity of an even bigger copper player than the mysterious London long. The SRB has a long track record of buying copper, a strategic metal for China's industrial development but...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you," is the famous opening line of a poem by Rudyard Kipling that was once voted Britain's favourite verse. Published at the start of the 20th century, when Britain's empire was at its greatest extent, "If" captures the country's self-image as phlegmatic and unflappable.

  • UK energy gears up for World Cup tea surge Friday, 30 May 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    National Grid is surveying soccer fans in a bid to gear up for the surge in energy demand during the World Cup from half-time cups of tea.

  • Early movers: WMT, GM, DTV, T & more Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Cutting Power to the 21st Century Electric Bill Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Electrical outlet

    What worked for utility companies during the first hundred years of electricity won't work anymore. Utilities that think they can keep charging at will for electrons will be gone.

  • Lightning Round: Amgen, Ford & More Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • We Performed Well in US in Q1: National Grid CEO   Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:45 AM ET
    We Performed Well in US in Q1: National Grid CEO

    Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, talks through quarterly earnings, the company's strategy, the dividend raise and explains why the U.K. and E.U. need "interconnection" on energy policies.

  • Are Power Companies Better Prepared for Nemo? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 4:21 PM ET

    With some 2,000 people still without power from Hurricane Sandy, the question for many is whether energy companies along the Northeast are better prepared for Nemo.

  • Lightning Round: Southern Copper, Oneok & More Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 6:36 PM ET
    Cramer’s Earnings Game Plan for Next Week

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer makes calls on viewer's favorite stocks: Southern Copper, Oneok and more.

  • Nov 2- U.S. utilities restored power on Friday to about a million East Coast homes and businesses plunged into darkness by Hurricane Sandy, a slowdown from the past two days, as crews began to work on the hardest-hit areas that may take days to fix.

  • Nov 2- More than 1.2 million homes and businesses in New York and 1.5 million in New Jersey were still without power on Friday, four days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast, the states' power companies said.

  • Nov 2- More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in New York and 1.4 million in New Jersey were still without power on Friday, four days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast, the states' power companies said.

  • Oct 30- U.S. East Coast electric companies report that outages from Hurricane Sandy have hit more than 8.2 million homes and businesses, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report early on Tuesday.