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  • *SSE chief says Hinkley Point will depend on Flamanville. ESTORIL, Portugal, June 19- The head of one of Britain's top utilities said on Monday that EDF's planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the UK. EDF is building the same type of European Pressurised Reactor in Flamanville, France as it plans for Hinkley Point, but...

  • PARIS, June 19- Isabelle Kocher, head of the French utility Engie, is pleading with the new French government in favor of the tie-up she wants with Innogy, the renewables and grids arm of German power group RWE, a French media report said. The report in La Lettre de l'Expansion newsletter came after sources familiar with the situation told Reuters in May that the two...

  • *South Korea plans shift towards renewables, natural gas. SEOUL, June 16- South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the 40- year-old Kori No. 1, will halt operations at midnight on Sunday, becoming the country's first nuclear plant to close permanently amid plans for a shift towards natural gas and renewables. South Korea is the world's fifth-biggest consumer of...

  • June 15- Natural gas constraints in Southern California could pose a risk to the region's power supply this summer, while New England and Texas could face tight electricity supplies, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Thursday. California state agencies have not allowed SoCalGas, a unit of Sempra Energy, to inject gas into the facility...

  • ANKARA, June 15- Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation won approval from Turkey's energy watchdog on Thursday to go ahead with building its $20 billion Akkuyu nuclear power plant in southern Turkey. Rosatom has sold several nuclear reactors to developing countries under a model by which Russia finances, builds and operates the nuclear plant and sells...

  • The bad news is that 2017 may well see coal output and consumption increase from last year, and as usual with most things coal, it's all about China, which accounts for about half of global consumption. China is also the world's largest producer and importer of the fuel and while the authorities in Beijing have had success in reducing coal's share of the country's...

  • The bad news is that 2017 may well see coal output and consumption increase from last year, and as usual with most things coal, it's all about China, which accounts for about half of global consumption. China is also the world's largest producer and importer of the fuel and while the authorities in Beijing have had success in reducing coal's share of the country's...

  • PARIS, June 15- French state-controlled utility EDF has been notified of a 24- hour strike starting on June 21, the company said on its website, but EDF did not say if the industrial action would cut French electricity output. EDF, which operates France's 58 nuclear reactors which provide more than 75 percent of its electricity needs, did not give any further...

  • MELBOURNE, June 15- Eastern Australia's power grid will be stretched again if fierce heatwaves hit over the next two summers, despite recent government steps to beef up supply, the nation's electricty market operator said on Thursday. The latest outlook from the Australian Energy Market Operator comes three months after it warned that Australia's most...

  • TOKYO, June 15- Tokyo Electric Power Co will work with local government to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, which could mean a later restart date than planned originally, the company's incoming CEO said. Ryuichi Yoneyama, the governor of Niigata prefecture in north west Japan where the plant is located, has said he will not discuss the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- Wind and solar accounted for more than 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation for the first time in March, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Wind and solar power capacity has been growing in the United States, accounting for an average of up to 7 percent of electricity in 2016..

  • MELBOURNE, June 15- Eastern Australia's power grid will be stretched again if fierce heatwaves hit over the next two summers, despite recent government steps to beef up supply, the nation's electricty market operator said on Thursday. The latest outlook from the Australian Energy Market Operator comes three months after it warned that Australia's most...

  • SYDNEY, June 14- Glencore will pitch its $2.55 billion bid for Rio Tinto's Australian Coal& Allied unit directly to Rio Tinto's board in Canada on Thursday, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The meeting, headed by Glencore's Australian Chief Executive Peter Freyberg, comes five days after Glencore outbid Chinese-owned Yancoal for Coal& Allied...

  • SHANGHAI, June 14- China is betting on new, small-scale nuclear reactor designs that could be used in isolated regions, on ships and even aircraft as part of an ambitious plan to wrest control of the global nuclear market. The global nuclear industry will require around $80 billion in annual investment over the coming decade as countries strive to meet climate...

  • ISLAMABAD, June 14- Last year, Pakistan held informal talks with General Electric, Siemens and Switzerland's ABB to build the country's first high-voltage transmission line. In Pakistan, whose geographical position makes it central to Beijing's " Silk Road" plans, contracts have been awarded for projects worth more than $28 billion all by Chinese companies...

  • *Renewables showed fastest growth at 12 percent. *Emissions growth stalled for third year. LONDON, June 13- Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, June 13- Global energy demand continued its sluggish growth last year as China's growth fell to its lowest in nearly 20 years while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday. "This is a third year where we've seen weak growth in world energy demand The new normal is that all of this growth is coming from developing economies," particularly China...

  • LONDON, June 13- Global energy demand continued its sluggish growth last year as China's growth fell to its lowest in nearly 20 years while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday. "This is a third year where we've seen weak growth in world energy demand The new normal is that all of this growth is coming from developing economies," particularly China...

  • LONDON, June 13- Global energy demand continued its sluggish growth last year as China's growth fell to its lowest in nearly 20 years while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday. "This is a third year where we've seen weak growth in world energy demand The new normal is that all of this growth is coming from developing economies," particularly China...

  • LONDON, June 13- Global energy demand continued its sluggish growth last year as China's growth fell to its lowest in nearly 20 years while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday. "This is a third year where we've seen weak growth in world energy demand The new normal is that all of this growth is coming from developing economies," particularly China...