Energy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23992/BF_WIDGET_SRC en UPDATE 4-Brazil's hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-4-brazils-hot-dry-summer-may-lead-energy-rationing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hydroelectric dam reservoir levels critically low</p> <p>* Energy minister dismisses private concerns of rationing</p> <p>* Greater use of thermo-power expected to push up rates</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Brazil faces the possibility of<br /> widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001, as a<br /> hot, dry summer has deprived hydroelectric dams of needed water<br /> while boosting power use to run air conditioners in sweltering<br /> cities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-4-brazils-hot-dry-summer-may-lead-energy-rationing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dilma Rousseff Energy energy Energy crisis Energy development Energy economics Energy policy Energy rationing Hydroelectricity Landscape Management Natural Disaster Person Career Quotation Rationing Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731510 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea to expand nuclear energy despite growing safety fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Meeyoung Cho</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to<br /> expand its nuclear power plant programme despite growing public<br /> concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in<br /> 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.</p> <p>The proportion of South Koreans who considered nuclear power<br /> safe fell to 34.8 percent in a survey conducted in November and<br /> published on Tuesday, down from 40 percent in April 2011 and 71<br /> percent in January 2010, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Force Majeure Energy Energy conversion Fukushima disaster Fukushima Prefecture Natural Disaster Nuclear energy policy by country Nuclear power Nuclear power stations Nuclear renaissance Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:04:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731562 at http://www.globalpost.com US uranium complex changes management after activists break in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-uranium-complex-changes-management-after-activists-break <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has named a new group to manage security at a site where it processes and stores enriched uranium after anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year old nun, broke into the site in 2012.</p> <p>The National Nuclear Security Administration said on Tuesday it has chosen Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC to manage and operate the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where the breach occurred last July, as well as the Plantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-uranium-complex-changes-management-after-activists-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731789 at http://www.globalpost.com Iceland eyes long subsea cable, may become green battery for UK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/iceland-eyes-long-subsea-cable-may-become-green-battery-uk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iceland eyes electricity exports to Britain</p> <p>* Final investment decision seen in 2015-2016</p> <p>* 1,000 km cable would be in waters 3,000 metres deep</p> <p>By Nerijus Adomaitis</p> <p>OSLO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Iceland is considering building the world's longest subsea power cable by around 2020 to take advantage of its abundant geothermal energy to supply Britain with green power, the head of the state-run electricity producer said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/iceland-eyes-long-subsea-cable-may-become-green-battery-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732155 at http://www.globalpost.com Global contest seeks energy-efficient computer monitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/global-contest-seeks-energy-efficient-computer-monitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Winners will be named from four regions</p> <p>* Group's previous effort identified energy-efficient TVS</p> <p>By Ayesha Rascoe</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - An international clean energy coalition is searching for the world's most energy-efficient appliances, and has launched a contest to find the top energy-saving computer monitors as part of an effort to drive down electricity usage.</p> <p>The contest will be sponsored by U.S. Energy Department and other governments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/global-contest-seeks-energy-efficient-computer-monitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy energy Energy economics Energy policy Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732278 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Next U.S. energy chief to take agency back to its roots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/analysis-next-us-energy-chief-take-agency-back-its-roots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The next head of the U.S. Department of Energy is likely to guide the agency through a fundamental shift: easing up on a push to commercialize renewable energy and instead focusing on the surprising domestic oil and gas boom and management of U.S. nuclear security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/analysis-next-us-energy-chief-take-agency-back-its-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Energy in the United States Entertainment Environment Health Politics Technology United States Department of Energy Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732348 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Nabucco pipeline boosts prospects with Azeri deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-nabucco-pipeline-boosts-prospects-azeri-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Shah Deniz group would get 50 pct stake</p> <p>* Funding deal breathes life into downsized Nabucco West</p> <p>* Rival TAP pipeline has signed similar funding deal</p> <p>By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Henning Gloystein</p> <p>SOFIA/LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas group has agreed a deal that could see it take a stake in the Nabucco pipeline to transport the country's gas to Europe, boosting the project's chances against a rival plan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-nabucco-pipeline-boosts-prospects-azeri-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Energy in Europe Infrastructure Nabucco Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732767 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria may hold uranium stash, Western and Israeli experts say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/syria-may-hold-uranium-stash-western-and-israeli-experts-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Israel bombed suspected Syrian reactor in 2007</p> <p>* But Syria may still hold uranium to fuel reactor - experts</p> <p>* Any uranium stockpile may be of interest to Iran</p> <p>* Iran, Syria deny allegations of nuclear weapons aims</p> <p>By Fredrik Dahl and Dan Williams</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/syria-may-hold-uranium-stash-western-and-israeli-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear fuels Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733155 at http://www.globalpost.com UK starts approval process for Hitachi-GE reactor design http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/uk-starts-approval-process-hitachi-ge-reactor-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nuclear reactors have to meet rigorous safety standards</p> <p>* Licensing process to take around four years</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's energy minister on Tuesday recommended that a Hitachi-GE reactor design enter an assessment process towards regulatory approval, the first hurdle for Hitachi to build nuclear plants in Britain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/uk-starts-approval-process-hitachi-ge-reactor-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Nuclear energy in the United States Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:00:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734684 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Brazil's clean energy system could get dirtier amid threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rpt-brazils-clean-energy-system-could-get-dirtier-amid-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats Monday item to additional subscribers with no changes; previous story carried POINT CARBON headline tag)</p> <p>* Below-normal rains depleted reservoirs at hydro facilities</p> <p>* Government had to tap into network of thermoelectric units</p> <p>* Experts see increasing use of natural gas in years to come</p> <p>By Marcelo Teixeira</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rpt-brazils-clean-energy-system-could-get-dirtier-amid-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy energy Energy economics Environment Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734837 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-EDF plans talks with China's CGNPC on UK nuclear plants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-edf-plans-talks-chinas-cgnpc-uk-nuclear-plants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EDF to start talks with China's CGNPC on UK nuclear project</p> <p>* EDF minimises risk of further delays, cost overruns at EPR (Adds background)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - French group EDF is to start discussions with Chinese state-owned nuclear firm CGNPC about forming a partnership on its project to build the next generation of nuclear power plants in Britain, a top EDF official said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-edf-plans-talks-chinas-cgnpc-uk-nuclear-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> √Člectricit√© de France Energy Nuclear technology Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735746 at http://www.globalpost.com Four dead, four missing as fumes fill Russian coal mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/four-dead-four-missing-fumes-fill-russian-coal-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) - At least four miners died when fumes filled the shaft where they were working in Russia's main coal-producing region on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.</p> <p>Searches for another four missing men had to be suspended after levels of methane in the mine in the Kuznetsk Basin reached dangerous levels, the RIA and ITAR-Tass news wires said. Sixty-nine miners managed to escape, they added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/four-dead-four-missing-fumes-fill-russian-coal-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coal mining Energy Kemerovo Oblast Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736803 at http://www.globalpost.com UK scientists to mimic plants to make zero-carbon fuel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/uk-scientists-mimic-plants-make-zero-carbon-fuel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Aim to deliver more efficient kind of solar energy</p> <p>* Seeking to create hydrogen for vehicle fuel</p> <p>* Artificial photosynthesis being studied around the world</p> <p>By Nina Chestney</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - British scientists seeking to tap more efficient forms of solar power are exploring how to mimic the way plants transform sunlight into energy and produce hydrogen to fuel vehicles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/uk-scientists-mimic-plants-make-zero-carbon-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy energy Sustainability Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:30:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737028 at http://www.globalpost.com France says review of nuclear cooperation with China "normal" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/france-says-review-nuclear-cooperation-china-normal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - French Trade Minister Nicole Bricq said on Monday a decision by her country's new government to conduct a review of French-Chinese nuclear relations was a regular process and was "normal".</p> <p>At the end of December, Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said that France was investigating a nuclear partnership deal between EDF and Chinese nuclear utility China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation Holding (CGNPC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/france-says-review-nuclear-cooperation-china-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy in China Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737295 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France says review of China nuclear relations "normal" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-france-says-review-china-nuclear-relations-normal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Minister says French review is regular process to set strategy</p> <p>* EDF and China's CGNPC building two EPR reactors in Guangdong</p> <p>* Completion of reactor in China would help exports -Bricq (Adds comments, detail)</p> <p>By Lucy Hornby</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - France's Trade Minister Nicole Bricq said on Monday a decision by her country's new government to review the country's nuclear cooperation with China was a regular process and was "normal".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-france-says-review-china-nuclear-relations-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy in China Nuclear technology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737404 at http://www.globalpost.com