Nichola Groom

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17 Nov 2018 | 6:20 AM

California regulator stunned by impact of his reassurance on PG&E

(Reuters) - The chief of California's top utilities regulator said on Friday he was "stunned and terrified" to learn that reassurances he made to investors about PG&E caused the embattled power utility's stock to surge over 40 percent in a matter of minutes.

16 Nov 2018 | 8:57 AM

PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.

14 Nov 2018 | 7:10 PM

Blame climate, but crowded forests also fuel California fires

(Reuters) - With a tweet blaming California's wildfires on "gross mismanagement of the forests," President Donald Trump dismissed the role of climate change in the worsening blazes across the U.S. West - generating widespread derision in the Golden State.

8 Aug 2018 | 3:30 PM

Inside Tesla's troubled New York solar factory

Tesla Inc’s production of solar roof tiles has been delayed by assembly-line problems at its new publicly subsidised factory and difficulties producing a product that satisfies the aesthetic demands of CEO Elon Musk, eight former and current employees speak.

Tesla confirmed in a statement that it has been seeking to improve on its production process for the solar roof at the New York plant. — Reuters
7 Jun 2018 | 1:10 PM

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.

21 Sep 2017 | 5:34 AM

Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

(Reuters) - For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies.

22 Dec 2015 | 10:02 AM

California shooters' ex-neighbour denied bail in terrorism case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A federal magistrate on Monday denied bail to the man accused of providing the assault-style rifles used by a married couple to massacre 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in an attack inspired by Islamic State.

19 Oct 2015 | 1:45 PM

Insight - Innovative green financing has hobbled home sales in California

(Reuters) - An innovative, government-sponsored programme aimed at funding energy-saving home improvements has drawn praise from powerful supporters, including President Obama. But complaints from a growing number of homeowners, lenders and realtors in California suggest the financing is making homes more difficult to sell and disrupting the mortgage market.

20 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM

Bomb scare proves false alarm near Hollywood venue for Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bomb scare triggered by an erratic motorist brandishing a propane tank at a shopping strip near the Hollywood venue for the upcoming Oscars show proved to be a false alarm on Thursday, but the man was detained, Los Angeles police said.

17 Jan 2014 | 1:50 PM

And the nominees of Oscars 2014 are ...

‘American Hustle’, ‘Gravity’ and ‘12 Years A Slave’ lead this year’s highly competitive race for Hollywood’s top accolades.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the nominees for Best Actor at the 86th Academy Awards nominations announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Jan 16, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California. – AFP