Opinion on Utilities in Asia-Pacific

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AEP: joining the rush back home

US utilities from AEP to Reliant are running scared from competitive retail markets outside the US. Only TXU, which also has to face deregulation back home in Texas, is presently capable of operating successfully in such a challenging environment.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aggreko: World Cup confirms the power of rental

Aggreko continues to impress as a company on the up: its rising share price over the last five years bears testament to the success of the organization. As power demand increases across the world, often in geographically remote locations, concerns over security supply issues remain, and rental power companies look set to stay successful. <BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

AGL: getting its fingers on Pulse

The Australian energy market looks set to mirror the type of consolidation seen in markets such as the UK, with less than five major retail players expected to remain in 3-4 years' time. AGL is now one of the largest players with a 28% share of the national market, making acquisitions a priority for rivals TXU and Origin to establish positions of strength.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2002
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CommentWire

Alinta: driving growth and diversification through acquisition

The price may be high, but for Alinta [ALN.AX] it is worth paying Duke [DUK] A$1.69 billion to capture some of Australia's most important gas pipelines, as well as power generation assets. Capitalizing on US energy companies' steady exit from Australia, the company is both improving the diversity of its operations and creating steady long-term growth in shareholder returns.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2004
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CommentWire

Alstom: super critical technology provides bright spot

Tying up with local player BHEL is the right strategy for Alstom in India. It spreads the Indian power sector's political and market risk with a local company that is well poised to win the major super critical power plant contracts that are on the horizon.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2003
Expert View
Expert View

Asian power firms look to international markets for growth opportunities

Energy security concerns and business expansion plans are driving Asian power generation companies to venture into international markets. However, various technical, commercial and political risks pose significant challenges to these companies' plans to establish an international footprint.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2009
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Expert View

Australia ETS: watered down but vital before Copenhagen

The Australian government's attempts to introduce a National Emissions Trading Scheme ahead of climate talks in Copenhagen should be commended. However, in its current format, the scheme is likely to suffer the same fate as its flawed European counterpart, with damaging consequences for Australia's ability to meet its ambitious emissions targets.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2009
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CommentWire

Australia: enthusiastic uptake of solar power leads to cuts in state feed-in tariffs

Residential solar power installations in New South Wales reached 52MW by mid-2010, prompting the state government to reduce its generous feed-in tariff. While this is a blow to property owners hoping to invest in renewable energy, it is also a natural part of any feed-in tariff scheme. Still, to maximize its solar resources, Australia must find ways to build on consumer interest in micro-schemes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Nov 2010
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CommentWire

Australia: government should look to optimize the value of its finite resources

The recently announced 'super' profits tax on the mining sector in Australia has led to a heated debate about its implications. Although the opposition is using the subject as pre-election campaigning material and the mining industry sees it as a serious sovereign risk concern, discussions over Australia's economic prosperity and the importance of its finite resources have largely been avoided.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2010
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CommentWire

Australia: new administration to revive climate change policy

Julia Gillard, the recently appointed Australian prime minister, has named climate change as one of her top priorities should her party be re-elected. This indicates that some form of carbon pricing policy will be enacted in the near future, rather than being postponed until 2013 as previously planned.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010

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