Natural gas production plunges in Europe's largest field

Despite declining production at a key gas field in the Netherlands, natural gas prices in Europe remain at lowest level in six years. The Netherlands, the largest natural gas producer in the European Union, supplied 14 percent of the European Union's natural gas in 2014.

Falling fast: As solar deployment slips, Germany delays subsidy cuts

Solar power's growth curve in Germany is falling so fast the German government said it would suspend further reductions in the solar feed-in tariff.

Billion dollar telecom deal could be game-changer for fuel cell industry

After languishing on the margins of the world's mainstream energy economy for decades, a multibillion dollar deal announced Thursday suggests that hydrogen fuel cells may finally be ready for prime time.

Moody's to Mississippi Power: Stop the bleeding at Kemper coal

Mississippi Power said it would repay $234 million in federal tax credits due to delays at the coal gasification plant under construction in Kemper County in eastern Mississippi.

Wasted energy: The numbers will astound you

A whopping 54 percent of the total energy used to generate electricity in the United Kingdom is wasted before it even gets to homes and businesses, according to a report released on Thursday.

As utilities back bigger fixed fees, consumer groups bite back

As utilities lobby state regulators to include mandatory fixed fees on their customers' monthly bills, consumer advocates and environmental groups are pushing back.

Plunging prices: Utility-scale solar down 50 percent

The costs of electricity generated at utility-scale solar projects has plunged by about 50 percent over the past six years, according to a new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

SolarCity dominates residential solar

SolarCity, a rooftop-solar company based in Sunnyvale, California, installed more than one-third of all residential solar projects in the United States during the first half of 2015, according to GTM Research.

Largest TX utility on the bidding block: Hunt files to acquire Oncor

If the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) approves the deal, the Dallas-based oil and gas company, which is owned by the real estate tycoon Ray Hunt, said it would restructure the utility as a real estate investment trust (REIT).

Utility industry is ripe for robots, says study

Electric utilities are emerging as early adopters of advanced robotics technologies, especially aerial drones, according to a new report by Navigant Research

Bad for business: GE relocating gas engine factory to Canada

General Electric said that it plans to relocate a major facility for manufacturing gas-powered engines from Wisconsin to Canada in 2017.

Revitalizing the waste heat industry: Developing economies embrace renewable cogeneration

If organic rankine cycle (ORC) generator manufacturer Turboden's growing ORC project pipeline is any indication, the waste heat industry may finally be breaking out of a prolonged period of stagnation.

Corrupt practices: Hitachi suffers $19M fine for kickback scheme

Hitachi agreed to pay $19 million in fines to settle charges made by U.S. regulators that the Japanese conglomerate violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with projects at two power plants in South Africa.

First Solar brings first solar-plus-diesel system online in Australia

The solar power industry is gaining a foothold in the energy intensive mining sector.

Jeb Bush: Repeal 40-year-old oil export ban

Jeb Bush called for the repeal of a 40-year old ban on exports of crude oil on Tuesday while speaking at an event in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Energy efficiency: Who are the top US universities?

Given that universities in the United States spend about $7 billion annually on energy bills, cutting energy consumption even modestly can yield enormous economic benefits.

22-year high: US propane inventories set a record

In September, stockpiles of propane and propylene reached an all-time record high of 97.7 million barrels in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which began tracking propane inventory levels 22 years ago.

Unmitigated defeat? Shell suspends Arctic oil drilling plans

On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell said it would abandon for the foreseeable future an intensely controversial plan to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska.

Another NRG Energy casualty? Moody's readying to downgrade NRG Yield

NRG's stock price has lost more than one third of its value in recent weeks.

Green light: Feds ok wind leases off NJ coast

The federal government said it would lease nearly 344,000 acres of ocean area off the coast of New Jersey for commercial wind energy generation.