Utilities (TRBC) Headlines

  • House set to debate offshore wind energy bills in U.S. waters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House committee will kick off debate next week on three new bills aimed at boosting offshore wind energy leases in federal waters.

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  • South Africa's grid under pressure as electricity workers strike

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's power grid was under pressure on Friday, with controlled blackouts possible, due to workers striking over pay, a test of new President Cyril Ramaphosa's efforts put the state electricity provider back on a stable financial footing.

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  • China's clean skies battle expands, clouding economic outlook

    XUZHOU, China (Reuters) - The frontlines of China's war on pollution are moving beyond smog-prone Beijing and surrounding cities, driven by an effort to improve air and water quality across the country.

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  • U.S. groups sue Trump administration over water protections

    (Reuters) - Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways.

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  • Russia restores Crimea power supply after blackout

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state-controlled power grid company Rosseti said on Wednesday that it has restored power supply in Crimea after it had suffered a total blackout.

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  • Brazil power grid braces for demand swings during World Cup games

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the soccer-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the Fifa 2018 World Cup.

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  • U.S. electricity commission sees no emergency in power market

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All five members of the panel that regulates the U.S. power grid indicated at a Senate hearing on Tuesday there was no emergency in the country's electricity markets, potentially undermining efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to save ailing coal and nuclear plants through subsidies.

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  • Union leaders to meet General Electric in bid to save Virginia jobs

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Union leaders plan to meet with General Electric Co on Wednesday in a bid to avert closure of a Virginia factory that makes controls for GE's power plants, the company and the union said on Tuesday.

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  • Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.

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  • Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.

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  • Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.

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  • Egypt, Ethiopia agree to settle differences over Nile mega-dam

    The leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt vowed on Sunday to iron out their differences over a dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile River that Cairo fears threatens its water supplies.

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