(Reuters) -- The federal government finalized much-anticipated regulations on Wednesday for phasing out the country's old coal-fired power plants in a move critics condemned as a watering down of earlier proposals to cut carbon emissions.
September 6, 2012, 12 PM MDT
TransCanada Corporation confirms that Bruce Power's force majeure claim to the Ontario Power Authority related to Unit 2 (Bruce A) has been accepted.
August 13, 2012, 12 PM MDT
Tokyo (Reuters) -- Two prominent seismologists said this week that Japan is ignoring the safety lessons of last year's Fukushima crisis and warned against restarting two reactors next month.
June 29, 2012, 12 PM MDT
(Reuters) -- Gas-fired power plants in April for the first time produced the same amount of generation as coal as decade-low gas prices prompted utilities to use the cheaper fuel to produce electricity, according to federal energy data Wednesday.
June 28, 2012, 12 PM MDT
Tokyo (Reuters) -- Japan's 10 utilities consumed 22 per cent more natural gas equivalent for power generation in May from a year ago, setting a monthly record as all of the country's nuclear power plants are shut on safety concerns, industry data showed on Wednesday.
June 13, 2012, 12 PM MDT
Mustus Energy Ltd. announces that Shell Energy North America (Canada) Inc. will purchase all power and environmental attributes produced by its facility that will be built in La Crete, Alberta.
June 5, 2012, 12 PM MDT
Bruce Power has received authorization from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to power up the Unit 2 reactor, effectively ending the construction and commissioning phases of the project, said TransCanada Corporation.
March 20, 2012, 12 PM MDT
Potential coal plant retirements in the United States in response to new Energy Protection Agency (EPA) rules and market conditions could result in a growth in demand for natural gas fired power generation, a natural gas conference heard Monday.
February 28, 2012, 12 PM MST
(Reuters) -- Bruce Power, operator of Canada's biggest nuclear power plant, is walking away from a proposal to build reactors in Alberta after four years of trying to gain traction in a region where the burgeoning oilsands industry promises major new electricity demand.
December 15, 2011, 12 PM MST
Total industrial demand for natural gas has grown about 23 per cent since 2002, with much of that from oilsands producers, while coal replacement holds the most opportunity, a natural gas conference heard last week.
November 1, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Vienna (Reuters) - The United Nations atomic agency still expects significant growth in the global use of nuclear power over the next two decades, despite a slowdown in the wake of Japan's Fukushima accident, its head said on Monday.
September 12, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Calgary (Reuters) -- Canada moved ahead on Friday with new regulations for cutting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants as environmental groups decried one project that they said won approval in time to avoid them.
August 22, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Houston (Reuters) - Celanese Corp. is spending more than $700 million to turn coal and natural gas into ethanol, but so far the chemical maker cannot sell any of the fuel in the United States.
June 24, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Washington (Reuters) - Japan's ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may slow the expansion of the U.S. nuclear industry, but cheap and abundant supplies of natural gas are a far bigger roadblock to financing new reactors, a Wall Street panel said Tuesday.
June 22, 2011, 12 PM MDT
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will accelerate its alternative fuel research efforts thanks to a $1.5-million donation from chairman and Jeffrey Boyce, chief executive officer of Sure Energy Inc.
June 20, 2011, 12 PM MDT
London (Reuters) - A widening shale gas revolution is killing the economics of renewable energy, even as falling costs allow wind and solar to overtake fossil fuels in niche areas, say energy executives and analysts.
June 17, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Rome (Reuters) - Italians looked set to ban nuclear energy for decades on Monday in a referendum that was strongly influenced by the Fukushima disaster but was also a resounding political vote against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
June 14, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Berlin (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's bid to outflank the opposition by closing all nuclear plants by 2022 smacks of opportunism to many Germans but could ease an alliance with the anti-nuclear Greens that may be her best bet to stay in power.
June 14, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Houston (Reuters) - American Electric Power, one of the country's largest coal-burning utilities, said Thursday it plans to retire nearly one-quarter of its coal fleet and retrofit other units at a cost of as much as $8 billion to comply with proposed environmental regulations.
June 10, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. was called to task by a shareholder at the company's annual meeting yesterday for its use of food to produce energy and its investments in wind power.
May 4, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and Enbridge Income Fund have received a proposal from Enbridge Inc. pursuant to which Enbridge would transfer three renewable energy assets to the fund.
May 4, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Los Angeles (Reuters) - French energy company Total SA offered to pay up to $1.37 billion for a majority stake in U.S. solar company SunPower Corp., a bid by the oil and gas giant to become a major player in solar power.
April 29, 2011, 12 PM MDT
A $1.5 billion project designed to use in situ coal gasification (ISCG) to convert non-mineable coal into clean, low-carbon synthesis gas (syngas) needs further funding but expects to file for regulatory approval sometime this year.
April 7, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Brussels/Vienna (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear crisis will speed the elimination of nuclear power from some European countries and render many planned projects too risky, ultimately increasing Europe's dependence on gas.
April 4, 2011, 12 PM MDT
(Reuters) - Leading energy companies expect the nuclear disaster in Japan to underpin a shift toward the increased use of natural gas worldwide, executives said at a U.S. industry conference on Monday.
March 29, 2011, 12 PM MDT