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China urges U.S. to fulfill climate duties after Supreme Court ruling

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BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) – The United States must meet its international obligations on climate change and do more than “shout slogans”, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington’s ability to cut power sector emissions. The Supreme Court voted to......

U.S. power companies face supply-chain crisis this summer

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June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. power companies are facing supply crunches that may hamper their ability to keep the lights on as the nation heads into the heat of summer and the peak hurricane season. Extreme weather events such as storms, wildfires and drought are becoming more common in the......

Doctors, bankers protest ‘impossible situation’ as Sri Lanka runs out of fuel

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Doctors, bankers, teachers march to demand solution for crisis Struggle for fuel delays health workers in getting to work Ministers look for help from Russia COLOMBO, June 29 (Reuters) – Doctors and bankers were among hundreds of Sri Lankans who marched on Wednesday to demand the government resolve a severe......

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

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TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectre of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a......

Japan records hottest June day amid energy squeeze

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TOKYO, June 25 (Reuters) – A city in eastern Japan logged the country’s highest temperature for a June day on Saturday, breaking above 40 Celsius, the weather bureau said. The heat-wave, which the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) expects to persist throughout the summer, came as the government called on households......

Protests force South Africa’s Eskom to widen power cuts

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June 24 (Reuters) – South African state power company Eskom said it would be forced to widen electricity cuts onFriday and over the weekend as labour protests linked to deadlocked wage talks disrupt operations. The utility, which has struggled to meet power demand in Africa’s most industrialised nation for over......

Analysis: Asian demand, rising costs squeeze Europe’s LNG import plan

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Model of LNG tanker is seen in front of the EU flag in this illustration taken May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Freeport outage adds to LNG market tightness Asian demand rebound means Europe will compete for LNG LNG imports seen lower......

EXCLUSIVE Bidders weigh offers valuing Toshiba at up to $22 bln-sources

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TOKYO/HONG KONG, June 23 (Reuters) – Bidders for Toshiba Corp (6502.T) are considering offering up to 7,000 yen ($51.41) per share to take the troubled Japanese conglomerate private, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters, valuing the deal at about $22 billion. Toshiba, which is exploring strategic options, said......

EU must stick with Ukraine despite economic pain -European Commission

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A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed word EU and Russia flag colours in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – Europe must keep up its support for Ukraine......

Power consumption at records in China as Premier issues warning

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Electricity pylon and powers lines are seen in Nanyang, Henan province, China October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 22 (Reuters) – The consumption of electricity in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Henan reached records this week, primarily driven by......

Column: China’s lockdowns and heavy rains ease coal shortage: Kemp

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A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – China’s electricity generation......

Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

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Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate first stage of gas crisis plans Surging gas price adds to policymakers’ inflation headache Slowing......

Philippine tycoon Razon eyes up to $400 mln IPO -sources

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Enrique Razon, businessman and owner of casino operator Bloomberry Resorts, gestures during an interview by reporters after a stockholders’ meeting in Manila June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MANILA, June 21 (Reuters) – Philippine ports and gaming tycoon Enrique Razon is weighing......

Europe may shift back to coal as Russia turns down gas flows

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Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Germany may take ‘painful’ move to fire up coal power Italy, Austria also looking at burning more coal......

Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

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EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders......

Germany announces fresh measures to cut gas consumption

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Gas flames of a cooker are pictured in a private home in Bad Honnef near Bonn, Germany, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, June 19 (Reuters) – Germany on Sunday announced further steps to shore up gas storage levels, as......

Australian power crunch eases as coal-fired plants crank up

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The Liddell coal-fired power station is pictured in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, Australia, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, June 17 (Reuters) – Australian coal-fired generators have brought 1,900 megawatts (MW) of capacity back on line since Wednesday,......

Sydney residents told to cut power use to help avoid blackouts

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Power spot market remains suspended AGL, EnergyAustralia coal units restart Power capacity reserves improving, operator says MELBOURNE, June 16 (Reuters) – Sydney residents were urged on Thursday to conserve power in the evening as much as possible to avert blackouts, one day after Australia suspended its spot electricity market due......

Column: Soft China LNG demand outweighs Freeport outage concerns: Russell

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Liquified natural gas (LNG) storage tanks are seen at PetroChina’s receiving terminal in Dalian, Liaoning province, China July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Aizhu Chen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 14 (Reuters) – The spot price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia has largely shrugged......

EU lawmaker committees object to ‘green’ label for gas investments

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View of the cooling tower at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse, France, July 18, 2018. Picture taken July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) – Two European Parliament committees......

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