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  • *Legal woes cloud restart of Japan's nuclear industry. IWAKI, Japan, Aug 17- Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator. Rather, the cases could further increase opposition to nuclear restarts- which consistently beats support...

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's environment minister objected on Friday to plans by Chubu Electric Power Co to build a coal-fired plant due to a lack of specific plans by the power industry to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It has submitted objections to Chubu's plans to build a 1.07 gigawatt plant to the industry ministry, and follows its objections in June to plans by...

  • *South Africa suffering chronic power shortages. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 14- Fears are growing in South Africa that agreements to build nuclear power plants that could be the most expensive procurement in the country's history will be made behind closed doors, without the necessary public scrutiny. Construction on the first plant is due to start next year, breakneck...

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's environment minister will submit to the country's industrial ministry an objection over plans for a 1.07 gigawatt coal-fired plant to be built by Chubu Electric Power Co, NHK public TV said on Friday. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been promoting the use of coal to cut costs relative to imports of expensive liquefied...

  • Goldman Sachs sells Colombia coal unit to Murray Energy Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 13- Goldman Sachs has sold its controversial Colombia coal mining division to privately held Murray Energy, Murray said on Thursday, concluding the Wall Street giant's divestment of physical commodity assets. Ohio- based coal giant Murray Energy has acquired Colombia Natural Resources, which includes two surface mines, three undeveloped mines...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude hits 6.5-year low Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude hits 6.5-year low

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

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude up 21 cents Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude up 21 cents

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

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders buy dip Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders buy dip

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

  • Japan fires up reactors Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Japan fires up reactors

    Japan starts up its first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

  • Japan's nuclear evacuation plans are fantasies: Pro Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 | 6:18 PM ET
    Japan's nuclear evacuation plans are fantasies: Pro

    Daniel Aldrich, professor of political science and co-director of the Center for Resilience Studies at Northeastern University, says the evacuation plans for residents near the Sendai nuclear plant are unrealistic.

  • Can Fukushima evacuees ever go home again? Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Some Japanese evacuees have cheered the chance to return to Fukushima, but many more have rejected it, The NY Times reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Next stop, $43? Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Next stop, $43?

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

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders look to $42 Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders look to $42

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

  • Play offense on energy... export oil: SO CEO Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 7:08 AM ET
    Play offense on energy... export oil: SO CEO

    We have made a huge shift away from coal and have gone to natural gas. We're also expanding in nuclear and solar energy, says Thomas Fanning, Southern Company CEO, discussing the company's clean power plan.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude pops Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude pops

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

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil down 4% Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil down 4%

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

  • BRASILIA, July 31- Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE and federal prosecutors signed a leniency deal on Friday with engineering company Camargo Correa aimed at obtaining evidence of alleged price-fixing of contracts to build a nuclear power plant. Camargo Correa was the first of Brazil's construction firms to have its top executives convicted of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country's 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several plants. Representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute met on July 21 with White House officials who are currently reviewing the...

  • Eric Cantor: Iran nuclear deal a 'disaster' Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Eric Cantor: Iran nuclear deal a 'disaster'

    Rep. Patrick McHenry, (R-N.C.), and Eric Cantor, Moelis & Co., vice chair, discuss the battle on Capitol Hill over the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Rep. McHenry: 'False premise' on Iran nuclear deal Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Rep. McHenry: 'False premise' on Iran nuclear deal

    Rep. Patrick McHenry, (R-N.C.), discusses the highly anticipated vote on the Iran nuclear deal. We don't have the votes right now to override a veto by President Obama, says McHenry, who thinks it's a bad agreement.