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British Energy: a bigger short-term lifeline

With power selling for less than the cost of generating it, British Energy's future remains in doubt; the lifeline only prolongs its survival for another two months. Security of supply and the safety of nuclear power production are paramount for the government but time is running out. A long-term solution must be achieved soon, or BE could go the same way as Railtrack.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2002
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CommentWire

British Energy: a chilly nuclear winter in store

Following a recent run of bad news, things have not improved for British Energy, as outages have left only one of the company's plants operating at full capacity. The reactor problems are likely to have wider-reaching implications too, as the impact of the outage reverberates through the UK energy industry, with both short- and long-term consequences.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2006
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CommentWire

British Energy: battle lines are drawn

The spat between bondholders and shareholders has been initiated by UK hedge fund Polygon, which is fighting British Energy's [BGY.L] proposed restructuring plan. Although Polygon's arguments have some credibility, they are destined to fall on deaf ears. Support for the restructuring is widespread and will not be swayed by Polygon's efforts.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2004
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British Energy: cost cutting spells brighter future

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2000
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British Energy: crunch time for compromise

Last November, the Department of Trade and Industry put together a rescue plan that could save the beleaguered nuclear generator British Energy from administration. However, for the deal to go through the company needs the cooperation of its creditors and approval from the EC. Given the alternatives, both should be forthcoming.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2003
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CommentWire

British Energy: crunch time is near

British Energy [BGY.L], the beleaguered power generator, claims to "welcome" the European Commission's inquiry into the GBP5 billion rescue package put together by the UK government. However, the outcome is by no means certain, and the company needs to show that it is committed to getting back on its own feet as quickly as possible.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2003
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CommentWire

British Energy: down in the dumps

British Energy is attributing its poor performance to a variety of factors, including the effects of NETA, unprofitable long-term contracts with electricity traders, and the disastrous write-down of recent investments. The results cast doubt on British Energy's ability to continue operating profitably in the post-NETA UK market environment.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2002
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British Energy: eyeing eastern Europe

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2001
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British Energy: following Railtrack?

The British government has made it clear that it is not prepared to bail out the debt-stricken power generator indefinitely. Unless British Energy is able to resolve its financial problems by March 9, the government may well take it back into public ownership, as it did with Railtrack.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jan 2003
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British Energy: government provides lifeline

British Energy has survived insolvency, thanks to a rescue package from the government that will help to keep the lights on while the company is significantly restructured. Shareholders, however, will be left with next to nothing - and the taxpayer will be left to shoulder the burden of another failing privatized company.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2002

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