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  • *Pipes at 20 reactors may not be earthquake-proof- EDF. EDF says work ongoing to reinforce pipes. PARIS, Oct 11- French utility EDF is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors after discovering they might not be strong enough to withstand earthquakes, posing a risk to cooling systems, it said on Wednesday.

  • *Pipes at 20 reactors may not be earthquake-proof- EDF. EDF says work ongoing to reinforce pipes. PARIS, Oct 11- French utility EDF is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors after discovering they might not be strong enough to withstand earthquakes, posing a risk to cooling systems, it said on Wednesday.

  • The EPA is obliged to regulate carbon emissions after it found in 2009 that pollution caused by such emissions endangers human health. Any replacement rule will be done carefully, properly, and with humility, by listening to all those affected by the rule, "said the EPA. Pruitt said on Monday in Kentucky that he would sign the repeal proposal, but the EPA unveiled the...

  • It's a good investment to harden and modernize the grid in Puerto Rico so that we don't redo this again when the next storm comes, "NYPA President and CEO Gil Quiniones said at the Summit, held at the Reuters office in New York. Quiniones said he planned to travel to Puerto Rico on Saturday to check in with the 15 NYPA workers still on the island and coordinate with the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The U.S. Small Business Administration said on Tuesday it had approved just 13 disaster loans for homes in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, nearly three weeks after the storm devastated the U.S. territory and its power grid. "Infrastructure issues in Puerto Rico contributed to the slow submission of disaster loan applications," SBA...

  • HELSINKI, Oct 10- The Finnish government fully supports state-controlled utility Fortum's bid for Uniper despite the German firm's investment in Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Economy Minister Mika Lintila said on Tuesday. Some Finnish politicians have questioned whether the government's indirect involvement via Uniper would tie Finland to the...

  • Plumes of water vapor emit from the Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Fossil Plant in Paradise, Kentucky.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

  • *Olkiluoto 3 plant to start in May 2019, a decade late. HELSINKI, Oct 9- The start of regular power production at Finland's biggest nuclear reactor Olkiluoto 3 will be pushed back another five months to May 2019, owner Teollisuuden Voima said on Monday, the latest in a decade of delays. The project in western Finland, built by a consortium led by French state-owned...

  • SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korea's state-run nuclear operator Korea Hydro& Nuclear Power Co Ltd said on Monday that modifications to its APR 1400 reactor design were approved by European utilities, allowing KHNP to expand its export markets. Gaining the EUR approval will allow KHNP to build the European compliant model in countries that require EUR certification...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8- Tropical Storm Nate slammed into the Mississippi coast on Sunday with powerful winds and torrential rains that flooded streets and highways throughout the region as the fast-moving former hurricane was expected to rapidly weaken as it moved inland. The storm's center will move inland over Mississippi and across the deep south, Tennessee...

  • SAN JUAN, Oct 6- Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory's largest bank said on Friday. More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, most of Puerto Rico is still without electricity.

  • Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on threats to the electric grid

    Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, speaks to CNBC's Tyler Mathisen about protecting American electrical infrastructure from cyber hackers and Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure.

  • Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning: Puerto Rico recovery is all about rebuilding

    Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, speaks to CNBC's Tyler Mathisen about power grid recovery efforts from all the major hurricanes.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan- the Obama administration's centerpiece regulation to fight climate change- and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters. It is currently suspended by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which set a deadline of...

  • OSLO, Oct 4- Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday. It said the Helsinki horse show in mid-October will be the first at which the event's electricity needs, from scoreboards to lighting, are met by energy from the horses' droppings.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- The International Energy Agency raised its forecasts on Wednesday for renewable energy over the next five years following a record 2016, adding that renewables growth is squeezing natural gas and coal. "Our expectation is that renewable electricity generation in the next five years will be higher than electricity generation from coal and...

  • *Tepco gets initial safety OK for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuke plant. TOKYO, Oct 4- Tokyo Electric Power on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority to restart two reactors at the world's biggest nuclear power plant. The Fukushima meltdown was the world's worst nuclear accident since Russia's Chernobyl disaster...

  • TOKYO, Oct 4- Tokyo Electric Power on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority to restart two reactors at the world's biggest nuclear power plant. The approval marks the first safety approval Tepco has received in the first steps towards the possible restart of reactors since the 2011 meltdown of three...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan- the Obama administration's centerpiece regulation to fight climate change- and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters. It is currently suspended by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which set a deadline of...

  • TOKYO, Oct 4- Tokyo Electric Power Co on Wednesday got an initial safety approval from a nuclear regulator, the first step towards restarting the world's biggest nuclear power station following the meltdowns at its Fukushima atomic plant in 2011..