Electric utilities

December 04, 2018 - 7:29 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — While some powerful European Union governments are uneasy about China possibly taking more control of the bloc's critical energy and transport infrastructure, one of western Europe's smallest economies is grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Chinese President Xi Jinping...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:19 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) investment in new cars and engine technology, including a fully electric version of the 500 city car and a plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo compact utility...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. PG&E said in a new filing with the state that it determined weather conditions were no longer dangerous enough to warrant a massive power shut off on Nov. 8 - a decision that came as a massive fire was tearing through a Northern California town. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Flames already were tearing through a Northern California town earlier this month when Pacific Gas & Electric Co. made the decision that improved weather conditions meant it wouldn't have to shut off power to the area as a precaution against wildfires, according to...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, a passenger airliner flies past steam and white smoke emitted from China Huaneng Group's Beijing power plant that was the last coal-fired plant to shut down on March 18, 2017 as the Chinese capital convert to clean energy like thermal power. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 28, 2018 - 11:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print. The euphoria of 2015 has given way to sober realization that getting an agreement among almost 200 countries, each with their own political and...
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French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after delivering a speech on 'The presentation of the strategy for ecology transition', at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 27 2018. Macron said the government will find a way to delay tax increases on fuel during periods when world oil prices are rising. The move aims to reproduce the situation that has led to protests in recent days, some of which have become violent and even marred the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in central Paris. Behind reads: Change together. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 6:53 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to defuse protests over rising fuel taxes by explaining his plans to wean the country off fossil fuels and promising to shift out of cheap nuclear energy more slowly. After days of sometimes violent protests over high energy prices, Macron...
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, the General Electric logo is displayed at the top of their Global Operations Center in the Banks development of downtown Cincinnati. General Electric is shuffling leadership at its power unit as it moves to split the division in its ongoing effort to slim down operations. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 19, 2018 - 9:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. is shuffling leadership in its struggling power unit, part of the company's ongoing effort to slim down operations. Power is GE's largest division, and it pulls in more than a third of the company's revenues. But demand for its key gas turbines has fallen as...
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This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, satellite image provided by geology professor Jeff Chambers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows a short-wave infrared (red) image captured by Landsat 8 showing the full extent of the actively burning area of the Camp Fire about four hours after it started over the town of Paradise, Calif. The red patches are fires that leapfrogged in front of the primary burn front, which was growing at a rate of approximately 3 mph (5 kph). Multiple deaths have been reported and hundreds are unaccounted for in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. (Jeff Chambers/University of California, Berkeley via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 4:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. PG&E's stock rebounded 37.5 percent Friday after plunging 60 percent...
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Smoke hangs over the scorched remains of Old Town Plaza following the wildfire in Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The shopping center housed a Safeway and other businesses. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 15, 2018 - 7:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and deliver...
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The Gold Nugget Museum, which was totally demolished by the Camp Fire, is shown in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. A lawsuit was filed Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, over a wildfire in Northern California, where at least 48 people were confirmed dead in the Camp Fire that obliterated the town of Paradise. The suit on behalf of some victims accuses Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of causing the massive blaze.(AP Photo/Martha Mendoza)
November 14, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it had been in touch with...
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U. S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry addresses media during a press conference at the government headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 14, 2018 - 7:58 am
PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been lobbying in Prague for the U.S. civil nuclear industry as the most suitable to develop the Czech nuclear program. The Czech Republic relies on nuclear energy and the current six reactors produce a third of the country's electricity. The...
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