US clean energy suffers from lack of wind

Softest air currents in 40 years cut power sales to utilities

Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China - August 17,2005 - Workers push a wheelbarrow with aluminum bindings in Baotou's Rare Earth Aluminum plant August 17, 2005. China's state information center reported recently that low-level investment in some energy-consuming and high-polluting industries has been curbed, with the investment growth rates in steel, cement and aluminum decreasing remarkably. Bloomberg/Natalie Behring

China to form top aluminium producer

Asset transfer plan would vault Chinalco above Rusal and Alcoa

Rakuten to offer electricity online

Japanese ecommerce group weighs tie-up with Marubeni

The Total SA company logo is seen outside their headquarters in the La Defense business district in Paris
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Total to sell $900m of North Sea assets

French group exits gas terminal and pipelines amid oil slide

An engineer surveys an underground reservoir for Thames Water, in which China Investment Corp owns a stake

China turmoil boosts UK’s allure

‘[Uncertainty] makes case for more diversification by investors’

Regulators reject $6.8bn US utility deal

DC rebuff to Exelon’s Pepco takeover sends chill through sector

White House pushes homegrown power

Loan guarantees for renewables part of US climate change efforts

US utility M&A: back in black

Slow and steady suddenly looks appealing again

RWE shakes up troubled Npower management

Changes follow sharp slide in profits and billing problems

2014-Nov-20 The picture shows the assembly of the SGT5-8000H at the gas turbine plant in Berlin. Siemens is constructing a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant with an electrical output of 595 MW at the Lausward location in the port of Düsseldorf, Germany.That’s a world record for a single combined cycle unit. The net energy conversion efficiency will add up to more than 61 percent. That’s also a world record, surpassing the previous high of 60.75 percent achieved at the CCGT power plant in Irsching. The extraction of energy for district heating will set a third world record: Never before has it been possible to extract 300 MW of thermal energy from a single gas turbine power plant unit in combined cycle operation. In this way, the overall efficiency of natural gas as a fuel rises to 85 percent. The CCGT power plant is due to enter service in 2016.The picture shows work on the SGT5-8000H at the gas turbine plant in Berlin. http://www.siemens.com/press/en/presspicture/index.php?intern=1&search=turbine

Industrial groups hit by renewables push

Reduced demand for conventional power knocks Siemens and Alstom

Southern to buy AGL Resources for $12bn

Deal will create America’s second-largest utility company

CGN Power: volt from the blue

China’s second-largest listed power generator looks expensive

Eon: divergence

German utility’s asset spin-off could add power to the shares

Scottish Power to close Longannet

Demise of station sparks complaints from Holyrood

Sarawak gambles on hydroelectric power

Woes of timber and palm oil sectors drive diversification push

US states seek to halt Obama climate plan

Federal court asked to freeze policy that imposes power sector emission cuts

Npower billing failures hit RWE earnings

Operating profit at UK utility drops 60% in the first half

Widodo attacked over coal power plans

Activists warn of pollution but proponents highlight energy needs

Eon profits fall amid big restructuring

German utility is spinning off fossil fuels and nuclear business

Polish manufacturers hit by power cuts

Factories and industrial plants forced to cut production

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