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Greece gets EU’s initial nod to cap power prices -minister

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Wind turbines operate atop a mountain during sunset near the town of Kalavrita, Greece, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ATHENS, May 23 (Reuters) – Greece said on Monday the European Commission has initially approved its scheme to set a ceiling on......

U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse

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ATLANTA, May 22 (Reuters) – For decades, complaints of sex abuse by pastors and staff in the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, were either ignored or covered up by top clergy, according to an internal report released on Sunday. The nearly 300-page report details how complaints were......

Powerful storm rips through Ontario, killing at least two

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A dust cloud swrils in the wind in Toronto, Canada May 21, 2022, in this screengrab obtained from social media video. Dr. Liza Egbogah/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, May 21 (Reuters) – A thunderstorm that nearly packed the power of a tornado rolled......

In blow to Biden climate goals, Entergy shuts nuclear power plant

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on infrastructure investments at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 training facility in Howell, Michigan, U.S. October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Entergy Corp (ETR.N) said on Friday it has......

Texas grid operator calls for power conservation as temperatures, prices soar

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An electrical substation is seen after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in Houston, Texas, U.S. February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, May 13 (Reuters) – The state of Texas’ power-grid operator on Friday called on residents to cut their......

U.S. to kick off latest offshore wind auction for Carolina coast

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A surfer navigates the wave in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 11 (Reuters) – Bidding for federal wind energy leases for two areas off the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina kicked off on Wednesday,......

Column: After near miss last winter, policymakers must pay more attention to energy supplies: Kemp

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LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – Near misses can make systems safer and more reliable if they reveal previously hidden weaknesses and operators and regulators draw the right lessons from a narrowly avoided disaster. But they can also breed complacency if operators and regulators conclude there is no need to worry......

EXCLUSIVE India tells its states to step up coal imports for three years -sources

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A worker shovels coal in a supply truck at a yard on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, April 27 (Reuters) – India has urged its states to step up coal imports for the next......

Lights go out on Erdogan rival who refused to pay soaring power bills

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ANKARA, April 22 (Reuters) – The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party said on Thursday that he will sit in the dark for a week after power had been cut at his home as he refused to pay his bills in protest of steep hikes in subsidised energy prices. A......

Malawi solar mini-grid shows promise as way of electrifying rural Africa

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SITOLO, Malawi, April 21 (Reuters) – A solar mini-grid in rural Malawi is powering maize mills, a sunflower oil facility and will help a welder in a nearby village expand his business, showing that centralised grid systems are not Africa’s only route towards low-carbon power. Development experts say village-level solar......

Brazilian officials fear fresh delay will spoil Eletrobras privatization

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The logo of Brazil’s power company Eletrobras is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, April 20 (Reuters) – Brazilian government officials have warned that the TCU federal audit court on Wednesday may further......

Sunseap signs MOU to develop large-scale solar plants in Indonesia’s Riau Islands

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State Electricity Company officials stands between solar cell panels at the largest solar power plant in Indonesia, at Oelpuah village in Kupang, July 20, 2017. Antara Foto/Widodo S Jusuf via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, April 19 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Sunseap Group said......

Japan’s SMFG, Tepco, Mitsubishi face activist climate votes at AGMs

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TOKYO, April 13 (Reuters) – Big Japanese firms including Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (8316.T), Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) (9501.T) and Mitsubishi Corp (8058.T) will face resolutions from activist shareholders urging greater commitment to tackling climate change at their annual meetings this year. Five climate activist groups, including Japan’s Kiko Network......

Mexican president plans mining bill on Monday if power reform thwarted

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Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his quarterly report on his government’s programs, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Romero Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, April 12 (Reuters) – Mexico’s president said on Tuesday he will send......

Greece speeds up gas exploration to help reduce Russia reliance

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks during the launch event of a photovoltaic park near Kozani, Greece, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ATHENS, April 12 (Reuters) – Greece will speed up gas exploration as it looks to cut its reliance......

Column: EU embargo on Russian coal would raise prices worldwide: Kemp

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A rotary dredge loads wagons with coal at Borodinsky opencast colliery, owned by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), near the Siberian town of Borodino east of Krasnoyarsk, Russia February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Europe’s coal......

EXCLUSIVE Indian state cancels Adani bids to supply imported coal

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NEW DELHI, April 3 (Reuters) – India’s southern Andhra Pradesh has cancelled bids made for two separate tenders by India’s Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) to supply imported coal as the prices quoted were too high, two state government officials told Reuters. It is the first time in recent years that a......

Europe pursues payment response as Russian gas supply threat eases

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LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – European governments and companies were working on Friday on a common approach to Russia’s demand that they pay for its gas in roubles as the threat of an imminent supply halt eased. European capitals have been on alert for a disruption to gas imports for......

Mexico president eyes accords over energy spat as Kerry visits

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MEXICO CITY, March 31 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his meeting with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry amid a dispute over Mexico’s efforts to its change energy laws was “friendly, necessary and beneficial”, without going into further detail. Lopez Obrador told a regular news......

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