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  • 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.

  • Bull case for utilities Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Bull case for utilities

    What's driving the surge in utilities? CNBC's Dominic Chu explains the attractive qualities of owning utility stocks.

  • Utility buyer beware Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Utility buyer beware

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports utility stocks have lost about 3-4 percent in the past month.

  • Utilities: Slow and steady wins the race Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Utilities: Slow and steady wins the race

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at why utilities are collectively the best performing stocks in the S&P 500 so far this year.

  • French govt gets more time to weigh GE/Alstom deal Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:08 PM ET
    An Alstom welding instructor uses a sound wave sensor to test for defects in welded metal joints at Alstom SA's welding training facility in Stafford, U.K., May 12, 2014.

    GE has agreed to push back a deadline for Alstom's board to vote on its offer for the company's power business, at the request of the French government.

  • Immelt rebuffs notion Alstom deal a 's--- show' Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric.

    General Electric's chief executive expressed confidence that the firm's takeover of a French power company will go through despite resistance.

  • 'New normal': No one escapes pain in drought areas Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    A tractor plows a field in Firebaugh, Calif.  The farmer had 20 percent of his almond trees removed because he doesn't have access to enough water to keep them watered.

    Analysts say farmers, businesses and consumers are all going to feel the effect of the drought hammering the West.

  • Tracking water trends with American Water CEO Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    Tracking water trends with American Water CEO

    Susan Story discusses her vision for the nation's largest publicly traded water utility and the impact of California's drought.

  • Employees place a solar panel into a box at the Tata Power Solar Systems manufacturing plant in Bangalore, India.

    While adopting solar power in developed markets usually weighs on utility incumbents, Asia's players are likely to reap benefits, Bernstein said.

  • Nigeria is liberalizing its power sector: Fin Min Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Nigeria is liberalizing its power sector: Fin Min

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.

  • Exelon deal to create largest mid-Atlantic utility Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Nuclear power producer Exelon Corp. said it would buy Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion to create the biggest mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.

  • Matt Damon: Confident in Water.org's success Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 4:40 PM ET
    Matt Damon: Confident in Water.org's success

    Water.org founders Matt Damon and CEO Gary White discuss their efforts to tackle the clean water crisis around the world. Damon also weighs in on rumors of playing "Aquaman."

  • Texas' Energy Future files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Texas Energy Future Holdings LP, stands in Dallas, Texas.

    Energy Future filed for bankruptcy protection, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.

  • Winter's over: Nat gas price surge may not be Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Workers install a natural gas pipeline.

    The U.S. faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes.

  • GE boss to meet French minister as Alstom deal progresses Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    GE boss is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the power arm of French engineer Alstom

  • Protecting the national power grid Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Protecting the national power grid

    Nick Akins, American Electric Power president & CEO, explains how the polar vortex "substantially" helped the company's Q1 earnings and discusses threats to the national power grid.

  • Don't buy momentum in utilities: Trader Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    Don't buy momentum in utilities: Trader

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the utilities sector is at its highest level in 6 years. FMHR trader Josh Brown does not advise investors to buy in.

  • GE in talks to buy Alstom global power arm: Sources Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    General Electric is in talks with Alstom to take over its global power business. A deal could be announced in days, two sources said.

  • How to invest in water Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    How to invest in water

    Sarbjit Nahal of BofA Merrill Lynch says that within a few years, demand for water will exceed supply. He advises on how to invest in the sector.

  • Why Veolia is diversifying into mining and metals Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:34 PM ET
    Veolia: Why mining and metals sectors is big for us

    Philippe Capron, CFO of Veolia Environment, says waste water treatment in the mining and metals sector is "promising and lucrative."

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