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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 14 2017

RWE under pressure over coal despite forecast beating profit

FRANKFURT A recovery in German utility RWE's power and commodity trading during the first nine months failed to overcome concerns about its exposure to politically sensitive coal generation on Tuesday, with its shares falling almost 4 percent.

Oct 22 2017

No future(s): Asian financial coal trading dries up as Noble declines, Glencore rules

SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT Financial trading of thermal coal has virtually ceased in Asia as a result of the woes at one major trading house and the growing dominance of another, despite the region being by far the world's biggest consumer of the fuel.

Oct 13 2017

German renewable support fee seen easing around 1.2 percent in 2018: sources

FRANKFURT A surcharge levied on German consumers to support renewable power will be reduced by around 1.2 percent next year, industry sources said on Friday.

Sep 05 2017

Germany needs to halve coal-fired capacity by 2030 - deputy Economy Minister

MUNICH Germany would have to shut 25 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity, equivalent to about half its current total, by 2030 to meet carbon-cutting targets agreed under the Paris climate deal, Deputy Economy Minister Rainer Baake said on Tuesday.

Aug 29 2017

Übernahme zahlt sich für Hapag-Lloyd aus

Düsseldorf Deutschlands größte Containerreederei Hapag-Lloyd profitiert von der Übernahme des arabischen Rivalen UASC und gestiegenen Transportmengen.

Aug 18 2017

Vattenfall communal heating network taps into German cities' growth

BERLIN Swedish utility Vattenfall [VATN.UL] expects strong growth in its environmentally-friendly communal heating network in Berlin and Hamburg as urban areas grow, a top executive said, helping Germany's efforts to cut emissions from power generation.

Aug 10 2017

Germany's long goodbye to coal despite Merkel's green push

(This version of the August 2 story corrects name in paragraph 8 to Hans-Josef Fell)

Jun 27 2017

Wind power's big bet: turbines taller than skyscrapers

COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT Wind farm operators are betting on a new generation of colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, as they seek to remain profitable after European countries phase out subsidies that have defined the green industry since the 1990s.

Jun 15 2017

Hapag-Lloyd says UASC integration on track, Qatar row no hindrance

HAMBURG Hapag-Lloyd's integration of Arab peer UASC is on track and has so far not been affected by Qatar's rift with its neighbors, the CEO of the German shipping company told Reuters.

Jun 08 2017

Here comes the sun: investors increasingly hot on solar projects in S.E. Asia

SINGAPORE Investors are increasingly excited about the prospects for much faster growth in the solar power industry in Southeast Asia, which has until now been a backwater for renewable energy.

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