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  • Although nuclear power does provide a viable base-load alternative to coal for electricity production, a "thorough investigation" of nuclear energy is needed before new plants are commissioned.
  • Georgian Energy Ministry has announced a tender for conducting the feasibility study, construction, ownership and operating of three hydropower plants (HPP) on the Natanebi River in Georgia's Guria region.
  • Beijing closed a large coal-fired power plant on Wednesday, replacing it with a gas-fired one to cut pollution.
  • The Department of Energy apparently ignored the equivalent of a dead canary in the mine when it gave the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contractor a nearly $2 million bonus just five days after a truck caught fire in the nuclear waste repository and just four days before a radiation leak.
  • Italian renewable power utility Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW), part of Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), said today it will become sole owner of domestic photovoltaic panels producer 3Sun Srl with the purchase of the stakes held by partners STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:STM) and Sharp Corp (TYO:6753) in the joint venture.
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), congratulates Elk Run Coal and its miners for being selected to receive the U.S. Office of Surfacing Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2014 Excellence in Surfacing Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award for community outreach.
  • The government is sticking to its guns and insists it will accelerate plans to build new nuclear power stations that could cost as much as R1 trillion or more to help secure the country's energy supply.
  • Vestas, Denmark's wind power major, had decided to scale down sales effort in the Indian market in Sep 2012. Now, the company is returning to India after almost two years headed by a new Managing Director.
  • The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.
  • Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' latest campaign ad attacks U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over lost coal jobs in Kentucky -- a connection that the Kentucky Coal Association quickly labeled as unfair and inaccurate.