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Venture firms seek "light' green" tech bets
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Green is back in venture capital circles -- but call...
GE unit seeks power, natural gas and oil projects: CEO
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At a time when electricity prices are low and credit is tight, power ...
Canada's Finavera sees green nod for 2 wind projects
Bangalore (Reuters) - Canada's Finavera Wind Energy Inc posted a narrower quarterly loss, ...
Carbon offsets fall below 10 euros, new 2-year low
LONDON (Reuters) - International carbon offsets fell below 10 euros per metric ton for the...
Japan moves "giant step" toward resolving nuclear crisis
TOKYO (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant moved closer to ending i...
China shows off latest high-speed train
ONBOARD THE BEIJING-SHANGHAI EXPRESS (Reuters) - With its fully reclining airline-style bu...
Polish PM opposes EU making more unilateral CO2 cuts
WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Union should only agree to higher emission cuts targets if...
Regulator signs off on threatened nuclear plant
BROWNVILLE, Neb (Reuters) - A top regulator said on Sunday that a nuclear power plant thre...
Nebraska residents shrug off flood risk to nuclear plant
BROWNVILLE, Neb (Reuters) - Residents near a nuclear plant on the rain-swollen Missouri Ri...
Protesters demand French nuclear plant closure
FESSENHEIM, France (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators formed a human chain outside Fra...
U.S. considers 56.2 mpg vehicle fuel standard: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering requiring all new cars and tr...
Analysis: Venture firms seek "light" green tech bets
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Green is back in venture capital circles -- but call...
Australians cool on tackling climate change
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has staked her troubled leaders...
California gets carbon market court win
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California appellate court has ruled that state regulators can...
China may lift nuclear approvals by mid-2012: report
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's suspension of nuclear project approvals, put in place in the ...
Shell gets C$865 million for Canadian CO2 project
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Friday the governments of Alber...
EPA announces initiative to restore urban waterways
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Renewing urban waterways will be the focus of a new environmental i...
IAEA head sees wide support for stricter atom safety
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency chief said on Friday he had broad support for hi...
Analysis: Floating LNG is for bigger players, not game changer
PERTH (Reuters) - The gas industry has its hopes pinned on floating LNG production to unlo...
Nuclear shutdown threat to Japan economy
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan urgently needs new safety guidelines on nuclear power plants to av...
China holds up Airbus order on EU CO2 row: report
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China is holding up a multi-billion euro aircraft order, placed with...
Germany won't cut wind energy incentives: sources
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will not speed up incentive cuts for land-based w...
EPA to study natgas fracking in five U.S. states
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on Thursday the l...
Russia among EU neighbors to test nuclear safety
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and six other neighbors of the European Union agreed to follow...
Oslo backs Jakarta's forest plan, despite hurdles
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway backed Indonesia's drive to slow deforestation on Thursday under a...
GE, partners to invest $63 million in green tech
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co and its venture capital partners will invest a fu...
Analysis: Polluters winners from carbon scheme
LONDON (Reuters) - A European plan to raise funds for clean energy has backfired spectacul...
Westinghouse eyes stake in new Lithuanian nuclear plant
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Westinghouse Electric Company, the United States-based arm of Japan's ...
Soros fund leads $25 million investment in energy-saver
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - George Soros's Quantum Strategic Partners is leading a $25 milli...
Japan solar power dream alluring for investors
TOKYO (Reuters) - It's an unlikely dream for Japan's beleaguered government but one that t...
PSA says aiming for full range of eco-friendly cars
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen is aiming to provide an environmentally friendly ...
StanChart says $10-12 billion clean energy funding on track
MANILA (Reuters) - Standard Chartered Plc is on track to mobilize between $10 billion and ...
UK's first new nuclear plant will be delayed: Centrica
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's first new nuclear plant, scheduled to come online in early 20...
Solar industry ripe for consolidation: executives
TOKYO (Reuters) - The solar power industry may be heading for a shake-out as sliding solar...
House OKs speed-up of Arctic oil/gas permitting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that w...
Google, Citi invest another $204 million in wind project
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Google Inc and Citigroup are investing another $204 million in the...
Toyota to deliver 75,000 Prius to U.S. by year end
DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will send 75,000 of its popular hybrid small sedan P...
New foe for U.S. solar energy: the railroads
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp has joined an u...
Canada green energy firms say cheap power days over
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian politicians and ratepayers alike must accept that the days ...
DOE offers loan aid for solar panel project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday said it has offered a parti...
EU CO2 market mulls impact of supply options
LONDON (Reuters) - Traders in the European Union's carbon market are mulling the potential...
U.S. expresses concerns about EU aviation curbs
OSLO (Reuters) - Washington expressed concerns on Wednesday about European Union plans to ...
AeroVironment shares surge on strong Q4, 2012 outlook
(Reuters) - Shares of AeroVironment Inc rose as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, a day aft...
EDF says no leakages at French nuclear plants
PARIS (Reuters) - EDF said on Wednesday that no leakages had occurred at its French nuclea...
UK Oldbury 1 nuclear reactor gets 2012 extension
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK's 220 megawatt Oldbury 1 nuclear power reactor can produce elect...
Transocean report pins oil spill blame on BP
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transocean Ltd, the owner of the oil drilling rig that exploded and s...
China's global share of rare earth production to drop: report
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's global share of rare earth output will drop steeply in the nex...
CleanPath sets $800 million fund to invest in solar
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Renewable energy investment firm CleanPath LLC will pour more than...
EPA proposes 2012 ethanol use at 13.2 billion gallons
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. would have to use 13.2 billion gallons of mostly corn-base...
World Bank unveils hedging tool to aid poor farmers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Tuesday launched a new agricultural hedging tool ...
Bonneville projects boost wind capacity in northwest
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has proposed two power line impr...
Norway, Iceland join EU-U.S. open skies deal
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway and Iceland joined a U.S. and European Union "open skies" deal on ...
U.S. sees room to improve nuclear plant safety
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. regulators see room to improve safety at the country's nuclear pow...
Canadian plant tests better way to recycle plastic
TORONTO (Reuters) - A small Canadian company is trying to change the way some plastic is r...
Poland blocks EU move for deeper CO2 cuts: sources
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland blocked an attempt by European Union environment ministers on ...
Analysis: Brazil brings farming muscle to corn and cotton
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - After transforming global agriculture by quintupling their soybean p...
Atom industry body urges cost-effective safety
VIENNA (Reuters) - Steps to boost atomic safety after Japan's Fukushima accident must be "...
Wunderlich sees solar demand shining in 2012 after weak 2011
(Reuters) - Demand for solar energy could shrink over an eighth this year as changes to su...
U.S. official says Yucca nuclear dump not an option
VIENNA (Reuters) - A controversial Nevada site is not an option for storing toxic waste fr...
Weatherford to pay $75 million to BP for oil spill
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil services provider Weatherford, which provided equipment used in the...
Biofuels are job creators, not hunger villian: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Biofuels are a "tremendous job creator" for rural areas, said U.S. ...
Climate debate turns nasty as Australia tries to price CO2
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australian climate scientists say they have received death threats, ...
Biofuels are job creators, not hunger villian-U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Biofuels are a "tremendous job creator" for rural areas, said U.S. ...
Ban on mining near Grand Canyon extended
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday extended its ban on mining on 1 ...
Shell ordered to pay $2 million for UK gas fire
LONDON (Reuters) - A British court ordered Royal Dutch Shell's UK unit to pay 1.242 millio...
Analysis: Germany goes back to black in snub to green power
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is set to turn back to coal, gas and imports to fill the ene...
Top court rejects global warming lawsuit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a global warming lawsuit again...
Moody's cuts nuclear operator Tepco rating to junk status
TOKYO (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service cut its credit rating on Tokyo Electric Power ...
China WindPower plans spinoff to expand solar business
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China WindPower Group Ltd, the largest non-state-owned wind farm dev...
Australian Greens say carbon talks may miss government
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's Greens party, which will wield the balance of power in th...
Suntech CEO says to up wafer self-supply, sees further growth
SEOUL (Reuters) - Suntech Power Holdings, the world's largest solar cell maker, aims to bo...
Nuclear lobby to challenge German exit plan: report
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's nuclear lobby is mulling plans to take the German governme...
Analysis: Hopes fading for climate agreement
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - "Ask for a camel when you expect to get a goat," runs a Somali s...
Safran, Honeywell unveil "green" taxiing
LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) - Aerospace and defense suppliers Safran and Honeywell said o...
Repsol, Alliance form Russia exploration venture
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish oil company Repsol and Alliance Oil are setting up a Russian ex...
Modern methods, research will feed hungry world: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The surest way to reduce world hunger is to help poor nations grow ...
Analysis: Ethanol grown up, will withstand subsidy loss
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The U.S. ethanol industry is growing up. Moves in Washin...
Progress to disclose Florida nuclear plant options
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Progress Energy Inc will update Florida utility regulators later this ...
U.S. offers $150 million loan aid for solar wafers
LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department offered on Friday a $150 mil...
U.S. coal use down 3 percent from previous week: Genscape
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. coal consumption fell 3 percent in the past week, Genscape said o...
CDM sapped by uncertainty, no plans to kill off: U.N.
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Uncertainty about the fate of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol for slow...
U.N. climate talks make scant progress to save Kyoto
BONN (Reuters) - Negotiators made scant progress toward salvaging the United Nations' Kyot...
EU countries back emissions trade security changes
LONDON (Reuters) - European Union countries have backed planned changes to emissions regis...
China Sunergy cuts outlook on clients' funding
(Reuters) - China Sunergy Co Ltd, a solar cell and module maker, slashed its outlook for A...
EUAs hit four-month low amid oil slide: Point Carbon
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Point Carbon) - EU carbon allowances continued their downward slid...
CEC California backs Palmdale Hybrid Power license approval
(Reuters) - The California Energy Commission (CEC) committee on Thursday recommended the l...
Plug finally pulled on old German reactors
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Friday marked the point of no return for the permanent shutdown of a...
JinkoSolar to increase cell conversion efficiency rate
BANGALORE (Reuters) - China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co said it is targeting to raise the ...
Vestas says wins 49 MW turbine order in China
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas, the world's biggest maker of wind turbines, said ...
Woodside delays Pluto LNG start again as costs balloon
SYDNEY/PERTH (Reuters) - Australian energy firm Woodside Petroleum delayed the planned sta...
Calisolar snags $275 million federal loan guarantee
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar company Calisolar Inc received a conditional commitment...
Brazil's ethanol exports dry up due to price hike
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Recent sales of Brazilian ethanol to the United States now appear to...
Senate to vote again on cutting ethanol subsidies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate is scheduled to hold another vote on Thursday on whether...
High costs seen hampering use of algae as biofuel
WAGENINGEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The cost of farming algae as a biofuel must be cut by ...
Drought, nuclear closures worry EU power grid firms
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany's nuclear shutdowns and low water levels in France may strain...
No solar subsidy cut in Germany in July, data shows
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Official data from Germany's network regulator shows the cut ...
California set to overcome CO2 market lawsuit: Point Carbon
SAN FRANCISCO (Thomson Reuters Point Carbon) - Lawyers following the twists and turns of a...
French analyst cuts EU grain crop views due drought
PARIS (Reuters) - French analyst Strategie Grains on Thursday sharply cut its forecast for...
Italy solar power reform puts funding at risk
ROME (Reuters) - A reform of Italy's solar energy incentives scheme has put 1 billion euro...
UK government wants to keep CO2 offset use option: Point Carbon
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Point Carbon) - The UK government will later this month urge MPs t...
Australia power industry fears "even worse" carbon plan
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's power industry has voiced fears the government could hatch ...
Australia government angers independents with carbon tax ads
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's minority government, struggling to push through a tax on ...
U.S. solar installations rose 66 percent in Q1
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar power rose 66 percen...
Duke, Progress "on track" for timely merger
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The $13.7 billion merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, creating ...
Suntech says leases will "level the playing field"
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 - (Reuters) - Chinese panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd is ...
Sempra unit gets loan guarantee for solar project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department said on Wednesday it gave a $359.1 milli...
TransCanada cuts Keystone shipments by 11.5 percent
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday it is curtailing oil shipm...
Total $1.3 billion SunPower bid successful
PARIS (Reuters) - Oil major Total SA's $1.3 billion takeover of SunPower Corp will help th...
Chevron plans measured approach to shale gas
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp plans to take a measured approach to shale gas developmen...
Nuclear retreat to add 30 percent to CO2 growth: IEA
LONDON (Reuters) - A halving of a global nuclear power expansion after Japan's Fukushima d...
Suntech launching U.S. financing programs
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd plans to launch ...
Seventy-two firms call for deeper EU emissions cuts
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of 72 businesses, including household names such as Coca-Cola...
German solar new installations slump: sources
BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of new solar panel installations in Germany fell dramaticall...
Statoil CEO sees volatile oil ahead
OSLO (Reuters) - Statoil expects oil prices to remain volatile in the short term and to ri...
EU climate chief confronts riddle of deeper CO2 cut
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union can still deepen planned cuts to greenhouse gases ...
SunPower sees doubled market share after Total deal
PARIS (Reuters) - Oil major Total's $1.3 billion takeover of SunPower Corp will help the s...
Google to finance residential solar projects
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will finance $280 million of residential solar power ...
UK nuclear build bill unlikely to rise much: Horizon
LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of building new nuclear power plants in Britain is unlikely to...
Trading Emissions gets bids for PE, Carbon assets
LONDON (Reuters) - British clean-energy projects developer Trading Emissions, which has pu...
Analysis: U.S. ethanol plants toy with wheat, committed to corn
KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - A rare inversion in prices of corn and wheat is prompting some eth...
Chevron Wheatstone LNG project clears first environmental hurdle
PERTH (Reuters) - Chevron was one step closer to getting final environmental approval for ...
Shell says must explain CO2 storage better
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant Shell says that it is working to explain to Canadians that un...
Consultant cuts growth outlook for electric cars
DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric cars might make up 5 percent or less of the U.S. auto market ...
Senate to vote on ending ethanol subsidies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate is set to vote later on Tuesday on a measure that would ...
Energy firms fear "tremendous decline" in CO2 price
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Europe Union's carbon market could be flooded with excess polluti...
WTO will strengthen EU claims on China export curbs: EU
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An upcoming ruling by the World Trade Organization on whether China b...
GT Solar bets on lighting applications for sapphire growth
BANGALORE (Reuters) - GT Solar International, a U.S. solar and LED equipment maker, foreca...
Hanwei to sell wind power equipment inventory, shares up
(Reuters) - Hanwei Energy Services Corp said it agreed to sell most of its wind power equi...
Google, SolarCity launch fund for solar projects
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google and solar power company SolarCity formed a partnership to crea...
Finnish windpower gear maker files for bankruptcy
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish wind turbine and industry gear maker Moventas said it had fil...
SolarWorld remains aloof amid M&A spree
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SolarWorld, Germany's second-largest solar company by market value, ...
California turns to clean-car plans
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's clean air regulators, fighting to create a market f...
Soot, smog curbs quick way to combat warming: U.N. study
BONN (Reuters) - Tighter limits on soot and smog provide a quick and easy way to fight glo...
Global LNG market to tighten in 2013/14: Shell
LONDON (Reuters) - The nuclear power capacity reductions following the Fukushima accident ...
UK business lobby wants CO2 tax cut for industry
LONDON (Reuters) - British energy intensive businesses must be exempted from paying a carb...
Three-quarters of Japanese favor nuclear power phase-out
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly three-quarters of Japanese voters want to see a gradual phase-out...
Solar company Arise Technologies posts first profit
(Reuters) - Canadian solar technology company Arise Technologies Corp posted its first-eve...
Tight Senate vote seen on ethanol subsidy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ethanol industry's subsidies expire at the end of this year but...
Wind generators to fight Bonneville policy at FERC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Frustrated owners of wind generation in the U.S. Pacific Northwest hav...
Tight Senate vote seen on ending ethanol subsidy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ethanol industry's subsidies expire at the end of this year but...
Wind generators to fight Bonneville policy at US FERC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Frustrated owners of wind generation in the Pacific Northwest are comp...
EPA delays rollout of CO2 rule on power plants
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency, under pressure from Republican...
GM invests $6 million in electric bus maker Proterra
DETROIT (Reuters) - A General Motors Co unit has invested $6 million and taken an undisclo...
Mitsubishi plans to build solar power plants in Japan
(Reuters) - Mitsubishi Corp is looking to build large-scale solar power plants in Japan, a...
UK wind farms may shut when demand low: National Grid
LONDON (Reuters) - British wind farms may be shut down about 38 days per year by 2020 to a...
Italy renewable shares boosted by nuclear vote
MILAN (Reuters) - Shares of Italian renewable energy companies rose on Monday as a vote ag...
World off course on climate; renewables vital
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The world is off course in fighting climate change and governmen...
Arctic oil drilling "entirely legitimate": UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain strongly supported Arctic oil drilling, within the right safety...
Oil exploration & production spend to cross $500 billion: report
(Reuters) - Global exploration and production spending will likely rise about 16 percent t...
UK gas firms again as LNG supply dips, oil rises
LONDON (Reuters) - Wholesale British gas prices rose again on Monday as supplies tightened...
Farmers must boost sustainable crops to feed world: FAO
MILAN (Reuters) - The ravages from half a century of intensive farming must give way to a ...
Construction to proceed on BrightSource project
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Bureau of Land Management allowed construction to resume on Fr...
Scrap biofuel support, boosts food costs: agencies
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Governments should scrap policies to support biofuels, because they a...
Natural gas, renewables the long-term trend: GE
LONDON (Reuters) - A move to natural gas and renewable energy will be a global long-term t...
Dealtalk: German nuclear exit a boon for Siemens, ABB
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's nuclear exit and power shortages in China may help boost d...
EU wins court case over stolen EU carbon permits
LONDON (Reuters) - A Belgian court has ruled against forcing the European Commission to pu...
BofA Merrill to offer World Bank green bonds
LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday it would offer World Bank-...
Italy's Enel launches smart power meters in Brazil
MILAN (Reuters) - Top Italian utility Enel and its Spanish subsidiary Endesa have launched...
Vestas bullish on building wind turbines in U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ripe for a boost in wind power that would crea...
First Solar short interest at 37.4 percent of float
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Short interest in First Solar Inc rose to 37.4 percent of the comp...
U.S. ethanol prices hit 3-year high
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol prices hit their highest level in about three years on T...
U.S. nuclear regulator withheld information: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. nuclear safety regulator did not break the law...
AEP to retire 6,000 MW of U.S. coal generation
HOUSTON (Reuters) - American Electric Power, one of the country's largest coal-burning uti...
White House clears new label for E15 gasoline pumps
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has signed off on a new gasoline pump label that wo...
Auto technology loan program may fall short
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government may not be able to extend as much financing as initi...
Recycled plastic bottles to become casino uniforms
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. uniform company Cintas Corp is betting on green for its new line...
Ford says to triple electric vehicle production
STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co plans to triple its production of ele...
Farmers face water shortage as climate changes: FAO
MILAN (Reuters) - Farmers, governments and regulators should take preventive action to imp...
Dong Energy closes CO2 offset origination desk
LONDON (Reuters) - Danish utility Dong Energy has decided to close its carbon offset origi...
UK cuts support for large solar power plants
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it will go ahead with reducing support tariffs...
Special Report: After Japan, where's the next nuclear weak link?
DETROIT (Reuters) - Imagine a country where corruption is rampant, infrastructure is very ...
Japan's Showa Shell to install solar cells at gas stations
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu said on Thursday it will install sol...
Suntech CEO sees margin expansion, to keep stake
MUNICH (Reuters) - Suntech Power, the world's largest solar cell maker, expects its margin...
Australia productivity report backs carbon pricing
CANBERRA (Reuters) - A report by Australia's Productivity Commission into carbon pricing a...
U.S. ethanol production climbs to 915,000 bpd-EIA
KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol production rose to the highest level since late Janua...
Iberia spot power climbs due to feeble winds
MADRID (Reuters) - Iberian benchmark wholesale power prices rose for the second straight d...
Italy votes threaten water and nuclear investments
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's water sector investments and nuclear ambitions are hanging in th...
EU's Barroso stands firm in airline emissions row
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is not considering changing its law obliging airli...
Japan may have no nuclear reactors running by next April
TOKYO (Reuters) - All 54 of Japan's nuclear reactors may be shut by next April, adding mor...
Tanzania says mulls "super tax" on minerals
DODOMA (Reuters) - Tanzania, one of Africa's top gold producers, is considering a "super p...
First Solar says German plant starts production
NEW YORK (Reuters) - First Solar Inc, the world's largest solar company by market value, s...
Coast Guard closes part of Missouri river near South Dakota
Jun (Reuters) - The Coast Guard said it closed a part of the Big Sioux river between the M...
China's CO2 emissions rose over 10 percent in 2010: BP
LONDON (Reuters) - China's carbon dioxide emissions rose 10.4 percent in 2010 compared to ...
German atomic exit hurts Merkel, boosts Greens: poll
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's nuclear exit strategy is cutting into...
Solar price drop to weigh on SunPower and LDK
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steep declines in prices for solar products will shrink p...
Tax proposed on CO2 credits from HFC-23: U.N. paper
LONDON (Reuters) - Countries have proposed a tax on U.N.-backed carbon credits from projec...
Analysis: Russia's oil lobby thwarts green ambitions
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia aims to more than quadruple renewable power generation by 2020 a...
Power outages at Japan's Fukushima plant, cooling continues
TOKYO (Reuters) - The operator of a crippled Japanese nuclear plant said on Wednesday it h...
Japan climate bill may be amended to drop 2020 target
TOKYO (Reuters) - A climate bill proposed by the Japanese government may be amended to rem...
China to create rare earth monopoly in Inner Mongolia
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will shut down 35 rare earth producers in the region of Inner Mo...
EU parliament tells hauliers: polluters should pay
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Cash-strapped European governments can press ahead with charging truc...
EPA worried about leaks on planned Keystone pipe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency raised new concerns to the...
Billions needed to boost food production, says DuPont committee
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - High-tech seeds and innovations in chemicals and farming...
Vegetable oils output to fall short in 2011: Oil World
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Global vegetable oil production this year will not suffice to meet t...
LDK Solar closes sale of stake in polysilicon unit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese solar wafer and cell maker LDK Solar Co said on Tuesday that ...
Japan makes new nuclear safety vows after quake
TOKYO, Jun (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday pledged to overhaul regulation of nuclear power, s...
Food demand eating into tropical forests: report
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Slowing deforestation and greater awareness of the value of stan...
Airline group IATA says fully supports CO2 trading
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The world's biggest airline grouping hit back at the European Union ...
China agrees to halt subsidies to wind power firms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has agreed to stop subsidizing wind power companies that use ...
Australian carbon tax won't dent jobs growth: Treasurer
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian government plans for a carbon tax and emissions trade sche...
U.S. to hold meetings in heartland over Canada oil pipe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a proposed $7 billion pipeline to bring Canadian oil sands petro...
Khosla chides Big Oil for lack of biofuels appetite
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Billionaire Vinod Khosla took Big Oil to task on Monday for taking m...
NY assembly extends fracking ban for another year
ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - The New York State Assembly on Monday passed a one-year morat...
AfDB lends South Africa's Eskom $365 million for green power
TUNIS (Reuters) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will lend $365 million to South Afri...
Ecuador's Yasuni jungle plan faces uphill battle
QUITO (Reuters) - When Ecuador first asked richer nations for $3.6 billion in exchange for...
World needs refugee re-think for climate victims: U.N.
OSLO (Reuters) - The world must invent new ways to protect people driven from their homes ...
EU insists on right to curb airline CO2 emissions
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has a right to impose legislation to cut emissions...
U.S. court rejects GE challenge to EPA cleanup orders
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected General Electric Co's leg...
U.N. says climate talks will miss Kyoto deadline
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - U.N. talks have run out of time to meet a December 2012 deadline...
Lead seen rising as China battery clampdown fades
LONDON (Reuters) - Supply constraints and solid demand will push lead prices higher despit...
Gas to pass coal in 15 years, equal oil by 2035: IEA
LONDON (Reuters) - The prospect of new unconventional gas resources across the globe will ...
German cabinet decides on nuclear exodus by 2022
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's cabinet on Monday agreed to an accelerated pull-out from nucl...
Cairn restarts Arctic drilling, protesters removed
LONDON (Reuters) - Cairn Energy said it restarted drilling in Greenland after environmenta...
A golden age for Brazil ethanol? Not quite
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - By most measures, this should be a golden age for sugarcane ethanol ...
SeaEnergy sells wind farm developing business
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's SeaEnergy has finally agreed a deal to sell its loss-making b...
Airline profit fears as trade fight looms with Europe
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Global airlines will spell out the cost of a whirlwind of disasters,...
China aviation industry chief backs legal action on EU CO2 plan
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's top aviation industry body ramped up pressure on the Europea...
Australia government says carbon scheme to spur gas use
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's proposed carbon tax could triple use of gas-fired power g...
IATA chief warns EU over "illegal" carbon plan
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Global airlines warned the European Union on Sunday of the risks of ...
TransCanada restarting Keystone oil pipeline
HOUSTON (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp was restoring operations on Sunday along the Keystone...
Airlines, EU in escalating trade row over emissions
SINGAPORE/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Global airlines attacked the European Union on Sunday over ...
EU must be "firm" in aviation CO2 dispute with China
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's climate chief struck a defiant note in an escalating row ove...
Arctic protesters force Cairn to halt drilling
LONDON (Reuters) - British oil explorer Cairn Energy said on Saturday it had suspended dri...
Congo to plant a million hectares of trees by 2020
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The Republic of Congo will plant 1 million hectares of trees by 20...
Republican Romney: 'the world is getting warmer'
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republic...
EPA seen delaying rules on greenhouse gases
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing opposition from Republicans and many in the energy industry,...
Exclusive: Dow Chemical delays launch of solar shingle
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co has delayed the launch of its Powerhouse solar shingl...
China drought raises questions about climate change
LAKE HONGHU, China (Reuters) - China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is fo...
GT Solar gets largest ever order of $460.4 million
(Reuters) - GT Solar International Inc, a solar and LED equipment maker, said it received ...
Drought exposes water, power woes threatening China
LAKE HONGHU, China (Reuters) - Wang Guzhen and Xiao Gongguo count the cost of central Chin...
Q&A: What are the effects of China's drought?
BEIJING (Reuters) - Central China is enduring its worst drought in decades, and the months...
Norway to build northernmost green energy building
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A planned building in Norway ...
World should double renewable energy by 2030: U.N.
OSLO (Reuters) - The world should more than double reliance on renewable energy by 2030 as...
Ford plans its smallest engine ever
DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is developing its smallest engine ever as par...
Groups sue to stop SunPower plant in California
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two conservation groups and a California resident have sued to sto...
No decision on bilateral CO2 credit deals: EU
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The EU Commission has not made any formal decision about allowing U....
Cargill, Brazil's USJ create JV for sugar, ethanol
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill said on Thursday it has created a jo...
EU says no decision on bilateral carbon credit deals
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Commission has not made any formal decision about allow...
U.S. firms should reveal more on shale drilling: Chevron
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Natural gas drillers are doing too little to inform the public abou...
Poor nations urged to reform to win climate funds
OSLO (Reuters) - Many developing nations are missing out on a surge in investments in clea...
Bluenext sees recovery from CO2 thefts
BARCELONA (Reuters) - French emissions bourse Bluenext expects some detrimental effects on...
Delay to Californian carbon market seen at 2-12 months
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The start-up of a carbon market in California could be pushed back b...
Climate action faces legal gap, no deal this year
LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) - The world will again fall short of a full climate deal this year, ...
Shutting Yucca dump ignores U.S. law: House lawmakers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Energy Department ignored the law by shutting down a controvers...
Australia releases rules for CO2 credits from culling camels
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Killing camels to earn carbon credits might seem an extreme way to f...
Shutting Yucca dump ignores US law-House lawmakers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Energy Department ignored the law by shutting down a controvers...
EIB says $7 billion carbon sale possible before year-end
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) could start selling 300 million E...
EEX to open London office in bid for growth
LONDON/BARCELONA (Reuters) - German energy exchange EEX is to open an office in London on ...
Rich nations say on track with $30 billion climate aid
OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - Earthquake-hit Japan and many other rich nations are reaffirming p...
Japan makes "every effort" on climate after quake
LONDON (Reuters) - Japan will still try to meet its binding emissions targets under the Ky...
IFC hopes to tap pensions for climate capital
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The World Bank investment arm, the International Finance Corporation...
France to publish offshore wind tender early July
PARIS (Reuters) - The tender terms of a major French offshore wind power project will be p...
Brazil approves massive Amazon dam for construction
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval on Wednesday...
Schneider Electric to buy grid software group Telvent
PARIS (Reuters) - French power network equipment specialist Schneider Electric is to buy e...
Emerson Electric bets on smart data centers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Emerson Electric Co, which in the last decade transformed itself from...
Greenko eyes boost from India's clean power push
LONDON (Reuters) - London-listed clean energy producer Greenko is looking for opportunitie...
China on track to cut energy intensity by 20 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is on track to cut its energy intensity -- the amount of powe...
Canadian Solar to build 600 MW solar cell plant in China
BANGALORE (Reuters) - Canadian Solar Inc said it would build a 600 megawatt photovoltaic c...
German nuclear cull to add 40 million tonnes CO2 per year
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's plan to shut all its nuclear power plants by 2022 will add up...
Samsung SDI, eyeing solar, targets $12 billion in sales by 2015
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung SDI Co Ltd said it aims to increase total annual s...
Global CO2 market growth stalls in 2010 amid uncertainty
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The global carbon market dipped 1.4 percent to $142 billion last yea...
China state firms to cut energy intensity by 16 percent by 2015
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state-owned enterprises will be forced reduce the amount of en...
Battle over Australia's planned carbon tax heats up
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Mining giants warned Australia on Wednesday a planned carbon pollutio...
Ethanol maker in deal with P&G for green packaging
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co. has inked a deal with cellulosi...
New York State sues U.S. govt over gas drilling
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State sued the U.S. government on Tuesday to demand a ban on...
Seed maker races for crops as climate changes
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A changing climate that many scientists fear will hurt global crop pro...
German nuclear exit sparks first legal challenge
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - E.ON, Germany's largest utility, is to sue the government for billio...
U.S.-listed solar stocks rally after German nuke decision
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of U.S.-listed solar companies jumped in early Tuesday trade a...
Analysis: Germany, France fear nuclear power gap this summer
PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sun and wind in western Europe will be crucial this summer to ...
German nuclear cull to add 40 million tones CO2 per year
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's plan to shut all its nuclear power plants by 2022 will add up...
UK gas up as German nuclear u-turn may lift demand
LONDON (Reuters) - British curve gas prices rose on Tuesday as Germany's decision to perma...
German nuclear exit limits power competition: regulator
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Competition in the German power market will be hampered for at least...
Canadian Solar to build 600 MW plant with China's
(Reuters) - Canadian Solar Inc said it formed a joint venture to build a 600 megawatt (MW)...
Australian risk isolation unless it prices carbon: adviser
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's top climate adviser said on Tuesday the country faced iso...
Indonesia forest decree to help CO2 projects, enforcement key
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A landmark forest protection ruling by Indonesia might be good for i...
China tightens controls over lead-battery powered e-bikes
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China plans to phase out battery-powered electric-bicycles (e-bikes)...
Analysis: German nuclear exit plan won't draw many imitators
OSLO (Reuters) - A German plan to shut all nuclear reactors by 2022 is unlikely to inspire...
IEA sees record CO2 emissions in 2010
PARIS (Reuters) - Global emissions of carbon dioxide hit their highest level ever in 2010,...
China coal imports to double in 2015, India close behind
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Top coal consumer China should see import demand more than...
Germany seen facing problems with power reliability
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German power market experts on Monday said they are concerned about ...
Exclusive: EU energy plan threatens carbon billions: source
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Europe Union's carbon market could be flooded with excess permits...
Australian business pushes for low carbon price
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's biggest industry groups urged the government to set a sta...
German government wants nuclear exit by 2022 at latest
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, parties in Chancell...
Analysis: India takes unique path to lower carbon emissions
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - With four times the population of the United States, an economy grow...
Ice melt to close off Arctic's interior riches: study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global warming will likely open up coastal areas in the Arctic to d...
Stoves, seeds could save African forests: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efficient cookstoves and better crop seeds could play a key role in...
Germany to decide on nuclear phase-out plans
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition is expected to formulate a ...
Murder of Amazon Activists Raises Justice Questions
Whether an investigation will result in punishment for the killers -- or those who hired t...
On Our Radar: Habitat Loss and Climate Change Imperil Koala
The species is "slipping to extinction under our noses," a conservationist in Australia sa...
Exclusive: GM cancels Cadillac SRX plug-in hybrid: sources
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co has canceled plans to develop a plug-in hybrid vehic...
German environment ministers push for nuclear phase-out
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under pressure from state and nati...
Bunge investing $350 million more in Brazil cane: report
BRASILIA (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness company Bunge will invest $350 million to grow more...
China's Nobao Renewable Energy scraps IPO plans for
BANGALORE (Reuters) - China's Nobao Renewable Energy Holdings Ltd said it decided to withd...
Samsung SDI says plans $2 billion solar battery investment
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung SDI said on Friday it would invest 2.2 trillion won ($2 billion)...
Solar panels win reprieve in EU toxic substance ban
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU ministers voted on Friday to exempt solar panels from a ban on tox...
LDK strikes new module supply deal in Italy
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese solar company LDK Solar Co Ltd on Thursday said it will pr...
French firms team up to improve farm water use
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Lyonnaise des Eaux, subsidiary of Suez Environnement and Terren...
A Bright Side to the Bulb Changeover
Interior designers who use LED lighting don't have to worry about returning regularly to r...
Analysis: German drought threat to biodiesel producers
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Drought will sharply cut the rapeseed harvest in Germany, which produc...
BP reports faulty valve at Toledo, Oh, refinery
(Reuters) - BP reported a release of materials from the coker drum at its 125,700 barrel-p...
Bashneft to spend $1.2 billion on downstream by 2015
UFA, Russia (Reuters) - Russian mid-size oil producer Bashneft, owned by conglomerate Sist...
Republican's Climate Solution: Clear-Cut the Rain Forest
Forestry experts were dumbfounded by Representative Dana Rohrabacher's suggestion, noting ...
Suntech in supply deal with Germany's solarhybrid
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - China's Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd on Thursday said it would su...
Analysis: Bidding war heats up for low U.S. corn supplies
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A bidding war is heating up among users of corn in the United States a...
Sierra Leone signs MoU for $750 million hydro power boost
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone announced on Thursday a planned expansion of the Bumbuna...
Sloppy recycling poses threat to green tech: report
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The green technology industry was warned on Thursday that its growth ...
In Memorial Day Forays, an Economic Snapshot
It's unlikely that holiday motorists will reach the 2007 gasoline consumption heights aga...
On Our Radar: Oil Shareholders Demand Fracking Disclosures
Exxon's chief executive, Rex Tillerson, largely dismisses the concerns over air and water ...
New Jersey Will Pull Out of RGGI
Gov. Chris Christie argues that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is ineffective....
Hoarding Light Bulbs? Moi?
Anxiety about legislation governing the sale and manufacture of incandescents is common am...
Micro-power presents slow-burn threat to utilities
MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - A wide rollout of small-scale renewable energy poses a long-term...
Lawmakers may back electric cars bill: White House advisor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers may be able to pass a small energy package this year...
SMA Solar fights to defend market share, margins
KASSEL, Germany (Reuters) - SMA Solar, the world's largest maker of solar inverters, is ge...
EU calls for global tests on nuclear plant safety
DEAUVILLE, France (Reuters) - The European Union called on Thursday for worldwide "stress ...
Big oil companies face growing concern on fracking
DALLAS/SAN RAMON, California (Reuters) - Large blocks of investors in the two biggest U.S....
U.N. calls for much more metals recycling
LONDON (Reuters) - The world would not have to dig so much metal out of the ground if it s...
Analysis: China drought ignites global grain supply concerns
SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - A prolonged drought in China could hit grains output in key ...
Ofgem awards offshore wind link to Balfour consortium
LONDON (Reuters) - British energy regulator Ofgem has awarded a consortium of Balfour Beat...
EU should move towards common energy market: EP head
WARSAW (Reuters) - A common energy market for the European Union should be the next step o...
Chanos recommends shorting Vestas, First Solar
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Famed short-seller Jim Chanos on Wednesday threw cold water on altern...
Extricating Wilderness From Political Limbo
A group of 44 mostly Democratic members of Congress ask President Obama to invoke existing...
The New Fuel Economy Labels
Auto dealers welcomed the new design and said it was relieved that the federal government ...
Bill Allows Military to Use High-Carbon 'Liquid Coal'
Citing the military's own acknowledgement of climate change as a national security threat,...
Exxon CEO says working to inform public on fracking
DALLAS (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp defended hydraulic fracturing at its annual shareholde...
Analysis: U.S. wind growing again, but business still choppy
ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The U.S. wind industry is growing again after taking a big...
Japan PM vows to boost renewable energy
PARIS (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged on Wednesday to boost renewabl...
A New York Debut for Textile Recycling
The goal is to capture most of the 200,000 tons of textile and apparel materials that New ...
Suntech Q1 profit up, but forecast cut hits shares
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd reported a 54 percent jump in quarterly...
Swiss cabinet agrees to phase out nuclear power
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government decided on Wednesday to phase out nuclear power by...
Bonds could aid shift to green economy: OECD
OSLO (Reuters) - Green bonds could raise hundreds of billions of dollars a year to spur a ...
Suntech Q1 profit up; revenue cut hits shares
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd reported a 54 percent jump in quarterly...
Pawlenty repeats call to end ethanol subsidies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty, who earned some inf...
Japan PM to unveil push for renewable energy: media
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is expected to announce a drive toward ...
China power crunch to worsen as drought slashes hydro
BEIJING (Reuters) - The worst drought to hit central China in half a century has brought w...
Norway's greenhouse gases jump 4.8 percent in 2010
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rose 4.8 percent in 2010 after a two-ye...
Australia releases first rules for CO2 farming scheme
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia released rules on Wednesday that would allow farmers and i...
GE unveils gas turbine aimed at stabilizing grids
BOSTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co unveiled on Wednesday a new generation of power pla...
Green fund targets energy, distressed CO2 assets
LONDON (Reuters) - Carbon traders on Wednesday launched a fund targeting markets in carbon...
Analysis: Land banks buffer Indonesian palm oil from forest ban
JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Palm oil firms in Indonesia can overcome a two-year ban o...
France's Total extends offer for SunPower
PARIS (Reuters) - French oil major Total on Wednesday extended its cash offer to buy up to...
Japan's Softbank: to participate in solar power project
TOKYO (Reuters) - Softbank Corp, Japan's third-largest mobile phone operator, said on Wedn...
On Our Radar: Brazilian Forest Advocate and Wife Slain
José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva had acknowledged that his work battling illegal loggers pu...
U.S. smart grid to cost billions, save trillions
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A planned modernization of the U.S. national power grid will cost up ...
Defying Planners, China's Utilities Cut Electricity Production
Utilities, fearing bankruptcy, take a go-slow approach as coal prices rise....
Move Fuel From Reactor Pools, Study Urges
The United States must shift most spent nuclear fuel from reactor pools filled with coolin...
Transocean talking with BP "at CEO level" on spill
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transocean Ltd has had high-level talks with BP Plc about last y...
Citi, Google to invest $110 million in wind energy project
BANGALORE (Reuters) - Google Inc and Citigroup Inc will each invest $55 million in Terra-G...
UK "green bank" focused on offshore wind
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new 3 billion pound "green investment bank" will at first foc...
Interior Department looking to simplify oil and gas royalties
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department is launching an initiative to simplify the ...
GE denies tapping Cree as LED light supplier
BOSTON (Reuters) - A General Electric Co spokeswoman denied on Tuesday that the largest U....
Hanwha SolarOne sees demand from new solar markets
BANGALORE (Reuters) - Chinese solar cell maker Hanwha SolarOne Co Ltd said it expects emer...
A Q-and-A on Tornadoes
Readers ask about the unusually high number of extreme storms this spring, the extent of t...
Norway plans billion-dollar clean energy initiative for poor
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway wants to channel billions of dollars to renewable energies in deve...
Teething problems shadow India solar power dreams
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - From a lack of data and trained manpower to dealing with inexperienc...
REC cuts production, warns of weak Q2
OSLO (Reuters) - REC succumbed to the chill blowing through the solar energy market on Tue...
GT Solar shines on higher 2012 margins forecast
BANGALORE (Reuters) - U.S. solar equipment maker GT Solar International Inc raised its 201...
EDF to stick to nuclear, eyes power leadership
PARIS (Reuters) - French utility EDF aims to become the world's biggest power group by 202...
No need to ban shale gas in UK: parliament committee
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain does not need to impose a moratorium on drilling for unconventi...
Pennon eyes boost from waste-to-energy projects
LONDON (Reuters) - British water and waste company Pennon expects its waste management uni...
China calls off oil and gas talks with Russia: sources
MOSCOW (Reuters) - China has called off talks with Russia scheduled for May 30-31 to iron ...
China plans to increase scrap metals output by 60 pct by 2015
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China plans to expand output of secondary nonferrous metals by 60 pe...
India solar power grid parity seen by 2019-20: report
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Solar power in India could cost the same as conventional electricity...
Toshiba to spend $8.6 billion on green energy: report
(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will invest 700 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in the environment and...
Heeding an Oil-Spill Lesson, 2 Agencies Team Up
From now on, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will draw on NOAA's expertise when maki...
Electricity from microbes a step closer: study
OSLO (Reuters) - Microbes may be harnessed more easily to generate energy after a finding ...
California carbon market on ice
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A California judge has suspended the implementation of an emissions...
Germany copes without bulk of nuclear power
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is coping without about three quarters of its nuclear power ...
Belarus to sell gas pipeline to Russia: report
MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus plans to sell its stake in the country's gas pipeline network to...
How to Rid the Seas of 'Plastic Soup'?
The problem is not just one of unsightliness, or of sea life getting caught up in plastic ...
UK Green Investment Bank to start lending Apr 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Green Investment Bank (GIB) will start lending money to fund ...
Climate change warnings add heat to Australia CO2 price
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A team of Australia's top scientists warned on Monday of dire climate c...
GT Solar could be next solar takeover target
BANGALORE (Reuters) - Solar and LED equipment manufacturer GT Solar International Inc's st...
Iran says finds light oil in offshore gas field
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has discovered a deposit of light oil offshore of an estimated in-...
Belarus to sell gas pipeline to Russia - report
MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus plans to sell its stake in the country's gas pipeline network to...
Leak from Japan reactor 100 times more than permitted
TOKYO (Reuters) - A water leak from Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power station earlier...
Silicon Valley schools go solar in Chevron project
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A group of Silicon Valley schools have built the largest ...
California judge puts carbon market on hold
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge ruled on Friday that state air regulators must ...
The Fracking Debate, to a Funk Beat
A song outlines the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, the drilling technique that has...
EIB supports Germany's energy rebuild
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support Germany's move towar...
Olympic site prompts "greener" building in UK: ODA
LONDON (Reuters) - The environmentally friendly credentials of London's 2012 Olympic venue...
China threatened Airbus over EU carbon cap: sources
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China has threatened retaliation against French planemaker Airbus if ...
LDK Solar shares sink after debt offering delayed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of LDK Solar tumbled nearly 8 percent on Friday, the day after...
On Our Radar: Indonesia Signs Deal to Protect Virgin Forests
Exceptions will be made for development considered "vital to the nation," like geothermal ...
"My Water's on Fire"
A journalism student writes a song to explain the ins and outs of natural gas drilling....
Who Will Reap the Dividends of Fuel Economy?
Because the Big Three's light trucks and larger cars have farther to go, they have greater...
Dire Pollution at Three Gorges Dam
The dam has been plagued by reports of floating garbage, carpets of algae and landslides a...
Japan solar cell sales up 33 percent, weakest in 2 years
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sales of solar cells in Japan rose over 30 percent in January-March, the...
Yingli Q1 results below Wall Street on Italy subsidy
BANGALORE (Reuters) - Chinese solar panel maker Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd posted ...
LDK Solar postpones note sale, shares fall
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese solar company LDK Solar Co Ltd on Thursday postponed a pro...
DOE offers SolarReserve $737 million in loan aid
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Department of Energy offered SolarReserve LLC a conditional $7...
Bonneville trims wind, fossil plants to protect fish
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has curtailed coal, natural ...
Google-backed $5 billion power line clears hurdle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google and its partners cleared the first major hurdle with U.S. re...
As School Roofs Crumble, Toronto Finds Solar Solution
The city's school board will install solar panels on the roofs of schools and sell electri...
The Importance of Venting, When a Reactor Threatens to Blow Its Stack
Emergency venting systems in Japan and the United States variously require button-pushing ...
Pioneering green building hits old-style financial snags
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Reuters) - The energy-scrimping efficiencies of a new $58-mil...
Spain suspends subsidies for more solar plants
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's energy watchdog suspended subsidies to 143 solar plants on Thur...
Hauling Icebergs From the Poles to Slake Globe's Growing Thirst
Wouldn't it be nice to haul a few icebergs to someplace short on water -- southern Spain,...
EU energy chief sees nuclear deal in days
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The European Union will likely reach a deal on the shape of stress test...
Mining Disaster as 'Tale of Hubris'
An independent report echoes findings by federal officials that the blast could have been ...
Google-backed $5 billion power line clears U.S. hurdle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google and its partners can earn a 12.59 percent return on their eq...
Norway could retire permits to meet CO2 goals: OECD
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway could buy and retire carbon permits from the European market to ac...
Europe's steelmakers challenge EU's green strategy
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's steelmakers launched their most vocal challenge yet to the r...
Senate blocks move to open up offshore drilling
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate blocked a move by Republicans to speed domestic offshore...
Analysis: Wood fuel poised to be next global commodity
LONDON (Reuters) - Wood fuel, one of the oldest energy sources on the planet, could become...
GM ups Volt, Ampera production outlook
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Wednesday that it will make 60,000 Chevrolet...
U.S. panel to report on natgas drilling safety by mid-August
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new government panel looking into ways to improve the safety of a...
Analysis: Ship breakers set for boom time in Bangladesh
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Abul Hossen is preparing for the arrival of d...
Sustainability Takes Hold at Design Fair
Exploring the serious, socially responsible side of an (also playful) furniture exhibition...
Toshiba to buy meter maker Landis+Gyr for $2.3 billion
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it will ...
Canada's Greta develops Bosnian renewable projects
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Canada-based renewable energy firm Greta Energy Inc. said it had star...
Daimler, Renault in talks on EV batteries: source
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler and Renault are planning to extend their partnership on car ...
China vows crackdown on rare earth smuggling
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will crack down on smuggling of rare earths and impose quotas fo...
Demanding Hillary Clinton's E-Mail - Now
The secretary of state will rule on construction of an oil pipeline that a former Clinton ...
GT Solar shares soar 9 percent on latest order
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar equipment maker GT Solar International Inc received a $...
Poland to develop shale gas despite environment risk
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland reaffirmed its commitment to developing its shale gas reserves o...
Green-tech bubble worry for private equity: survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private equity firms are concerned about an investment bubble occurri...
EU nuclear safety talks break down: sources
PRAGUE/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union talks to agree safety tests for the bloc's 143 ...
EU says $7 billion CO2 sale to be slightly delayed
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has delayed by one month a vote that would allow t...
Can Batteries Replace Power Generators?
AES Energy proposes using batteries to help meet the Long Island Power Authority's need fo...
Earth v. Homo Sapiens: A Trial Verdict
The "verdict" consists of recommendations for sharing resources more equitably, stabilizin...
Wingas sees interest in German gas-to-power
SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Germany's emerging new energy future without nuclear has awo...
BMW picks AeroVironment charging for electric car
DETROIT (Reuters) - AeroVironment Inc has been selected by BMW as the preferred provider o...
Cousteau Cousins Come to Town
Two granddaughters of Jacques Cousteau are in the inspiration business, invoking his name ...
You've Got to Start Somewhere: A Climate Prescription
A former adviser to President Obama proposes giving utilities incentives for converting to...
Chesapeake handed record fine for Pennylvania gas drilling
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania regulators levied a record fine for contaminating drinki...
China acknowledges downside to Three Gorges dam
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's landmark Three Gorges Dam project provides benefits to the Chi...
UK nuclear power gets green light
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to push on with its nuclear plant building plans and let exi...
India, U.S. start $50 million fund for clean technology
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India announced a joint $50 million fund to pr...
EU 2020 energy cuts may raise import share: Lomborg
OSLO (Reuters) - EU plans to cut energy use by 2020 risk raising the proportion imported f...
On Our Radar: Pesticides a Threat to Children's I.Q., Studies Find
From agricultural areas to low-income urban neighborhoods, prenatal exposure can have an i...
For Bat Fungus, a Plan of Attack
Concerned because of the critical role that bats play in maintaining healthy ecosystems, t...
Judge Blocks Species Accord for Now
A settlement that would have speeded decisions on 251 endangered species cases is on hold ...
UK to halve greenhouse gases by 2025, if EU follows
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday committed to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2...
Chesapeake natgas drilling contaminates water: Pennsylvania
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Improper casing and cementing of Chesapeake Energy natural gas drilli...
Italy top court stops Enel's key coal conversion plan
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's top administrative court has canceled government clearance for E...
U.S. hopeful Chrysler will qualify for DOE loans: Chu
WHITE MARSH, Maryland (Reuters) - The Obama administration is "hopeful" Chrysler Group LLC...
UK approves binding 50 pct greenhouse gas cut by 2025
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Tuesday approved a binding 50 percent cut in ...
Climate Panel Announces Reforms
Changes will include a stronger review process for future climate assessments and fuller i...
EU vote to set timetable for CO2 sale: EU official
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank will receive 300 million carbon emissions ...
RWE clinches Dutch nuclear plant settlement
DUESSELDORF/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - German group RWE, Europe's fifth-largest utility, said o...
New Jersey opens window for offshore wind power applications
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey opened the window for applications to build what could be ...
BP's Arctic oil deal with Rosneft collapses
MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - BP's plan to gain a foothold in Russia's offshore Arctic oilfiel...
China's Guodian seeks partners in Brazil, Argentina
LA JOLLA (Reuters) - China's Guodian Corporation is looking for energy partners in Brazil ...
Spain's Gamesa unit gets $2 billion Caparo order in India
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa's Indian unit said on Tuesday it has ...
Trina Solar first-quarter profit rises slightly
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese solar panel maker Trina Solar Ltd reported a slightly higher ...
China power companies lose $1.5 bln on thermal power - official
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's five state-owned power generating groups lost more than 10 bil...
EU's industrial emissions rose 3 percent in 2010
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Carbon dioxide emissions from companies in the European Union's carbo...
3i to buy fuel efficient auto parts maker Hilite
LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity firm 3i Group said it has agreed a deal to acquire Hilit...
Sustainability, 'One Shrimp at a Time'
A farmer refines her methods for feeding and harvesting fish, sharply reducing any resulti...
On Our Radar: A Satellite Tour of a Threatened Rain Forest
An animation focuses on Bukit Tigapuluh, a hilly region that provides habitat to endangere...
GT Solar inks sale deals for $84.3 mln, shares up
(Reuters) - Solar equipment supplier GT Solar International Inc said it signed deals total...
Dutch exchange plans world's first biomass product
LONDON (Reuters) - The APX-Endex energy exchange and the Port of Rotterdam will launch an ...
Solar power lights up Bangladesh rural areas
DHAKA (Reuters) - Solar power is in place in nearly a million homes in rural Bangladesh, w...
Philips Brightens Its LED Lineup
Philips will unveil what it says is the world's first LED standard-type light bulb capable...
Liberia hopes to revive greener logging industry
BUCHANAN, Liberia (Reuters) - Forested nations used to fear tough rules on logging would h...
Salmon-Eating Sea Lions Sentenced to Die
The sea lions have been gorging on endangered salmon migrating upriver to spawn....
Solar plane makes maiden international flight
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A solar energy plane made the world's first international flight powe...
How Sending a Letter Can Help Save Wildlife
A new stamp, Save Vanishing Species, will raise money for the Multinational Species Conser...
U.S. panel proposes interim nuclear waste sites
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal panel on Friday issued a draft proposal calling for the U...
New Jersey an unlikely leader in solar energy
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (Reuters) - New Jersey, home to more industrial waste clean-up sites...
German motorists shun new biofuel blend
HAMBURG (Reuters) - German drivers are reluctant to buy a new gasoline blend with a higher...
CORRECTED - Solar plane makes maiden international flight
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A solar energy plane began the world's first international flight pow...
Czech ministries drop idea of full CO2 auctioning
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech finance and environment ministries have agreed a plan to give...
Analysis: Bioethanol may win in crunch time for EU biofuels
BRUSSELS/SEVILLE (Reuters) - A divisive European debate over the green credentials of biof...
SMA Solar defies sector gloom
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SMA Solar, the world's No.1 maker of solar inverters, kept its 2011 ...
One-Third of World's Food Wasted, Report Says
In industrialized countries, food losses were most often caused by retailers' and consumer...
Texas regulators talk about power generation incentives
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Changes may be needed to encourage construction of fast-starting power...
Tenaska solar loan guarantee applications on hold
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tenaska's two large Southern California solar power projects are a...
Trees may grow 500 km further north by 2100
OSLO (Reuters) - Trees in the Arctic region may grow 500 km (300 miles) further north by 2...
Enbridge to replace portions of aging 6B line
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc will spend $286 million replacing 121 kilometers...
Shell to submit new plan for Arctic oil drilling
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell will submit an exploration plan on Thursday for A...
On Our Radar: Nations Race to 'Carve Up' Arctic
"The 21st century will see a fight for resources, and Russia should not be defeated in thi...
Arctic nations agree steps to boost cooperation
NUUK, Greenland (Reuters) - Arctic nations agreed steps on Thursday to make the region saf...
Relief for Noses in Queens
A new plant in Brooklyn's Canarsie section is expected to reduce sewage discharges into Ja...
Oil Executives Lash Out Against Subsidy Cuts
"By undermining U.S. competitiveness, they would discourage future investment in energy pr...
CDC Climat, Proparco to invest in CO2-cutting projects
LONDON (Reuters) - Caisse des Depots subsidiary CDC Climat and French development agency P...
UK solar tariff cut appeal no long-term goal: MP
LONDON (Reuters) - The appeal by a number of solar companies against a UK government propo...
Yucca Shutdown Was Political, Federal Watchdog Says
The Government Accountability Office says that neither technical nor safety issues led the...
Room for improvement at U.S. nuclear plants: task force
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. task force examining the impact of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi...
First Solar's power plants near U.S. loan decision
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three of First Solar Inc's largest solar power plants are moving ahea...
Senate Opens Hearing on Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil executives take questions on their companies' profits and tax breaks. ...
Pakistan praises China ties, opens second nuclear reactor
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's prime minister opened the country's second Chinese-made n...
Hillary Clinton Takes Seat at Arctic Council
In a baby step, eight nations are to sign an agreement to coordinate search and rescue ope...
Analysis: China industry may feel the heat from power shortages
BEIJING (Reuters) - China looks set for its worst power shortages since 2004, putting pres...
Fukushima reactor water leak risks delaying crisis plan
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking water from the...
U.S. ops boost SolarWorld, Q-Cells hurt by Europe
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sharply contrasting first-quarter results at two of Germany's top so...
No "meaningful" energy policy before 2012: Duke CEO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fixation on high gasoline prices ahead of the 2012 election will ...
Offshore wind can shed subsidy in 10-15 years: study
LONDON (Reuters) - Offshore wind power technology will become economic without state subsi...
TransCanada oil line set to restart, others down
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - One of a handful of Canadian oil pipelines shut down due to l...
A Bird's Convoluted Conservation Odyssey
The greater sage grouse's odyssey illustrates the difficulty of protecting species, partic...
Abengoa sees 3.0 billion liter biofuel sales in '11: CEO
SEVILLE (Reuters) - Abengoa expects to sell 3 billion liters of biofuel in 2011, or nearly...
Nuclear Problems in the Rearview Mirror
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports problems including a "code red" incident involvi...
French ban on shale gas drilling passes lower house
PARIS (Reuters) - France's lower house of parliament approved a bill on Wednesday that wou...
Enbridge reports leak on Norman Wells pipeline
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc, which operates North America's largest oil pipe...
Texas grid says EPA rules force gas-plants to shut
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The electric grid agency for the state of Texas said on Wednesday that...
China April power output surges, still lags demand
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's electricity generation rose 11.7 percent from a year earlier i...
On Our Radar: Vatican Panel Calls For Climate Change Action
The cost of reducing emissions, restoring forests, cutting pollutants and helping poor reg...
Round Up the Usual C.E.O.'s
A year after testifying in relation to the gulf oil spill, the oil industry's Big Five exe...
A Report Card on Transportation Spending
New York State does well in tracking the on-time performance of different transit options ...
Mongolia denies talks on taking US,Japan nuke waste
VIENNA (Reuters) - Mongolia has not been in talks about importing nuclear waste from other...
 

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