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France was net power importer for second straight month in Jan - RTE

PARIS, Feb 24 France was a net electricity importer for a second straight month in January as a prolonged cold spell pushed peak demand to its highest in five years against a backdrop of low nuclear and hydropower supply, grid operator RTE said on Friday.

3:55pm IST

Q&A-How Freeport's row over its Indonesian mining contract has escalated

Feb 24 U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Inc warned this week that it could take the Indonesian government to arbitration and seek damages over a contractual dispute that has halted operations at the world's second-biggest copper mine.

3:51pm IST

UPDATE 1-India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, as the country looks to cut chronic electricity shortages in one of the world's biggest clean energy programmes.

3:48pm IST

Pakistan blast that killed 10 probably a gas explosion, officials say

ISLAMABAD, Feb 24 Pakistani officials on Friday said a blast that killed 10 people at a shopping centre in the eastern city of Lahore was most probably an accident caused by a gas leak, not a bomb, as initially described.

3:16pm IST

UPDATE 2-China's coal imports from North Korea ease after sanctions

BEIJING, Feb 24 China's coal imports from North Korea eased last month after new U.N. Security Council sanctions curbing the isolated country's sales abroad came into effect, while Russia, Mongolia, Australia and Indonesia raised shipments, data showed on Friday.

3:09pm IST

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India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables

NEW DELHI Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, as the country looks to cut chronic electricity shortages in one of the world's biggest clean energy programmes.