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Hedging and softening: stage management of the prospects for a Copenhagen agreement

The incoming 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) president and Danish minister for climate and energy, Connie Hedegaard, has be keen to emphasize that the upcoming UN climate change conference absolutely must deliver a politically binding framework that tackles global climate change. However, there is a real possibility that a substantive agreement will not be reached.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2009
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How important is the COP16 climate summit for the smart energy industry?

The COP16 climate change summit in Cancun is unlikely to bring any festive cheer to smart energy technology vendors. However, the expected lack of outcome in terms of a binding international agreement will do little to affect the movements of individual governments in setting energy-efficiency policies that will drive the adoption of smart technology.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
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Iberdrola: continuing international expansion in wind power

Reduced M&A opportunities in Europe have put international expansion back on the agendas of leading European utilities. For Iberdrola, this expansion is increasingly focused on buying and building new wind power capacity, with a recent focus on the US market. Expansion into this region should bode well for Iberdrola, and bolster its first mover advantage as a global wind player.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2007
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Impressive growth in renewable energy capacity continues

New UN figures show that, despite the global recession and lackluster climate change talks, 2009 saw more renewable power generation capacity installed than traditional fossil fuel capacity. Having already negotiated such a difficult period, fears that the clean energy investment bubble is about to burst are unfounded.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2010
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India's energy supply questions need for nuclear option

The recent verdict on the Bhopal gas leak has raised questions over the limited liability offered by the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill in India. The bill is required to activate the 2008 Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement, but the fact that India does not need nuclear power suggests the bill may be more a political statement than a serious factor for India's energy needs.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2010
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CommentWire

Innogy: living up to the name

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2001
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International oil companies: a new vision for biofuels

Royal Dutch Shell's new joint venture with the Brazilian sugar and biofuel goliath Cosan is indicative of a wider industry trend, with international oil companies seeing biofuels as an increasingly attractive investment alternative. Although significant barriers to the uptake of biofuels remain, the participation of these companies could symbolize a new vision for biofuels worldwide.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

International Power: going shopping

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2001
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International Power: picking up the pace of acquisitions

The company's strong cash position leaves it in an excellent position to make acquisitions. It is believed to be focusing on areas where it is presently strong, so it can develop a cluster of assets. This should allow it to hedge risks related to weak power prices, as currently seen in the US, thus reducing the impact of low prices on its UK and US businesses.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2002
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International Power: time to hold firm

Despite reporting strong revenue and profit growth, shares in International Power had fallen 8% on Friday. Current investor concerns, centering on a gloomy 2003 outlook, seem misplaced given the group's encouraging performance in a tough 2002.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2003

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