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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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03 Nov 2017

Swedish utility Vattenfall gets UK distribution networks licence

OSLO Swedish energy utility Vattenfall [VATN.UL] has won a distribution networks operator licence from Britain's energy regulator Ofgem and will start operating in the competitive UK market in 2018, Vattenfall said.

02 Nov 2017

Private equity fund Norfund shifts focus to West Africa - CEO

OSLO, Nov 2 Private equity company Norfund is turning its attention to West Africa to balance its regional spread after focusing on the continent's south and east in the past decade, its CEO said.

30 Oct 2017

African Development Bank calls off proposed loans to Nigeria

OSLO, Oct 30 The African Development Bank has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country's budget, instead redirecting the money to specific projects, a vice president at the lender said on Monday.

19 Oct 2017

In oil-producing Iran, renewables are booming

OSLO Renewable energy is booming in Iran, where installed capacity is expected to grow at least sevenfold over the next five years, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's more confrontational attitude towards Tehran.

17 Oct 2017

Norway's Saga in $2.9 billion deal to build solar power plants in Iran

OSLO Norway's Saga Energy has signed a 2.5 billion-euro ($2.94 billion) deal to build solar power plants in Iran, the company said on Tuesday, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a more confrontational policy toward Teheran.

04 Oct 2017

Brown energy? Dung to power Finnish horse show

OSLO Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday.

28 Sep 2017

Shell working to fix gas disruption at Ireland's Corrib field

Royal Dutch Shell and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) are working to remove unodourised gas that entered the network from the country's Corrib gas field and has curbed output since last week, Shell said.

27 Sep 2017

Norway's Statkraft divests renewable energy assets in four markets

OSLO, Sept 27 Norway's Statkraft swapped its hydropower units in Panama, Laos, Philippines and Zambia with other renewable energy assets in South America and Asia previously co-owned by a Norwegian development fund, the two organisations said on Wednesday.

26 Sep 2017

Statoil and partners plan output capacity expansion at Norway's Troll gas field

OSLO Norway's Statoil and partners are working to increase the output capacity of Troll, the country's largest gas field, a move traders say would enable the firms to produce more flexibly and cover production shortages at other fields due to outages.

22 Sep 2017

Norway's Statkraft sells unfinished hydropower plant to Turkey's Limak

OSLO/ISTANBUL, Sept 22 Norwegian utility Statkraft has sold a partially-constructed hydropower plant in Turkey to local conglomerate Limak Holding, which will invest some $400 million in the plant and expects to start operations by 2021, the firms told Reuters.

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