Germany must bury more power transmission lines - minister

BERLIN, May 24 - Germany Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday the country must lay more power lines underground to take electicity generated by windpower in the north to industry in the south, to overcome opposition along the routes.

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UPDATE 4-California water officials approve voluntary cutbacks by growers

LOS ANGELES, May 22 - California water regulators on Friday approved a plan by some of the state's most senior water rights holders to voluntarily cut water use by 25 percent in exchange for assurances that they would not face further curtailments during the growing season.

23 May 2015

Oregon governor expands drought emergency zone, says water shortages imminent

PORTLAND, Ore., May 22 - Oregon Governor Kate Brown expanded the state's drought emergency to eight more counties on Friday amid a devastating West Coast drought and warned that water shortages could be imminent and a tough fire season may be ahead.

22 May 2015

UPDATE 2-EDF makes indicative offer for Areva reactors arm

* President Hollande to review Areva options June 3 (Adds details on timing)

22 May 2015

EDF makes indicative offer for Areva reactors arm

PARIS, May 22 - French power utility EDF has made an indicative offer for nuclear group Areva's reactors business, a spokesman for Areva said. Les Echos newspaper, citing sources, said the offer was worth just over two billion euros.

22 May 2015
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