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  • The way we think about nuclear power plants could be about to change forever. Sustainable Energy takes a look.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany's energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambitions for Europe's biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change. Although well over 20 billion euros are spent each year to boost Germany's green energy sector, coal still...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 10- India's Adani Enterprises has appointed corporate finance firm Grant Samuel to advise on funding for its multi-billion dollar coal mine in the Australian outback, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Grant Samuel declined to comment on whether it had been appointed to advise on funding for the Carmichael mine, which Adani...

  • BOISE, Idaho— A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee known as the "God Squad" with the power to allow exemptions to the...

  • Offshore wind position growing rapidly

    DONG Energy CEO Henrik Poulsen says that "both strategically and financially the company has had a very strong first half."

  • FUJISAWA, Japan— The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Eel "of the only" Eel Science Laboratory "at Nihon University in Japan, thinks he's unlocked the secrets to eventually farming the...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 10- China aluminum extended gains on Thursday to strike its highest since 2012, with investors flooding into the market on prospects that capacity closures in the world's top producer would tighten supply. *SHFE ALUMINIUM: Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminum had climbed 1.4 percent to 16,275 yuan a tonne by 0240 GMT, having earlier hit its...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 10- China aluminium extended gains on Thursday to strike its highest since 2012, with investors flooding into the market on prospects that capacity closures in the world's top producer would tighten supply. *SHFE ALUMINIUM: Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminium had climbed 1.4 percent to 16,275 yuan a tonne by 0240 GMT, having earlier hit its...

  • Utah's $1.9 billion claim against the Environmental Protection Agency for a multi-state mine waste spill says Utah's water, soil and wildlife were damaged, but it offers no specifics. An EPA- led contractor crew inadvertently triggered the spill. The EPA said water quality quickly returned to pre-spill levels.

  • TOKYO, Aug 10- Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp, Japan's biggest steelmaker, expects China's steel prices to remain elevated throughout the year as Beijing's infrastructure spending boosts local construction demand, a senior company official said. "Beijing's economic stimulus has been bolstering the Chinese economy and domestic consumption will likely...

  • Scott Walker's incentive plan for a giant Foxconn plant won't harm the state's environment. Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp, a Walker appointee, told the agency's board during a meeting in Milwaukee that the plant is a "gift." President Donald Trump announced last month that Foxconn, a giant Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, would...

  • The co-owners of the Colstrip Generating Station have decided Pennsylvania- based Talen Energy will keep running the southeastern Montana plant for the foreseeable future, said Talen spokesman Todd Martin. Montana lawmakers this year approved a measure allowing Talen to borrow up to $10 million annually to keep Colstrip fully operational until 2022.

  • LONDON, Aug 9- Aluminum prices climbed to their highest in more than two years on Wednesday as expectations of capacity cuts in top producer China, where the government is waging a war on pollution, were reinforced by a lower dollar. Shandong province yesterday announced capacity cuts that were larger than expected, "said Xiao Fu, head of commodity strategy at Bank...

  • LONDON, Aug 9- Aluminium prices climbed to their highest in more than two years on Wednesday as expectations of capacity cuts in top producer China, where the government is waging a war on pollution, were reinforced by a lower dollar. Shandong province yesterday announced capacity cuts that were larger than expected, "said Xiao Fu, head of commodity strategy at...

  • CINCINNATI _ CECO Environmental Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $100.1 million.

  • India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come. India is the world's third-largest carbon emitter and relies on coal-fired power plants to produce most of its energy. "India's future coal demand could actually be near flat," said Tim Buckley, the Asia energy finance...

  • James Damore told Reuters in an email on Monday that he had been fired by Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" in his 10- page memo, which asserted Google had "a left bias" hostile to conservative viewpoints and argued that the lack of representation of women in leadership roles in the tech industry was due to biological differences...

  • A gas driller that was targeted with allegations that it polluted residential water wells in Pennsylvania has filed a $5 million lawsuit against a Pennsylvania resident and his lawyers, asserting they tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. Cabot Oil& Gas Corp. said Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his lawyers sought to harass and extort the...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    U.S. should avoid questions on what it takes for Trump to re-engage in the Paris climate agreement, according to a diplomatic cable.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. diplomats should sidestep questions from foreign governments on what it would take for the Trump administration to re-engage in the global Paris climate agreement, according to a diplomatic cable seen by Reuters. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to embassies on Friday, also said diplomats should make clear the United States wants to...