Opinion on Power Generation in France

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UK joins non-binding EU agreement to support nuclear

The UK and 11 other EU countries have signaled their support for nuclear generation. Datamonitor expects benefits from such "soft" agreements to be long-term and to include easier access to funding and R&D sharing. In the short term, the UK government's new carbon price floor will make low-carbon generation, including nuclear, more attractive.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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UK energy: nuclear option key to supply diversity

With increasing demand for energy, restricted supply, and Kyoto targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet, the case for building new nuclear plants, once dismissed as a last resort, is rapidly regaining force. The importance of the nuclear role as part of a diverse generation portfolio must not be underestimated.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2004
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UK energy retail: EDF/BE merger will dominate, but not monopolize

French state-owned energy supplier EDF has increased its presence in the UK electricity retail market by acquiring British Energy. The acquisition of British Energy will extend EDF's market share in the UK business segment to around 30%. This is, however, unlikely to affect competition in the UK market.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Sep 2008
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Trouble in North Africa threatens Europe's fuel supplies

As revolution sweeps through the Middle East and North Africa, the region's economic stability is increasingly at risk. It took only two days for Libya to descend into full-scale civil war, and Algeria remains on high alert. While the political mayhem is a threat to Europe's post-colonial legacy, Libya and Algeria stand out from the rest due to Europe's dependence on their oil and gas resources.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2011
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Snet: route to challenge EDF

The sale of a stake in Snet by Charbonnages de France is creating a great deal of interest. Already Gaz de France has been given the go-ahead by the French government to acquire a 30-40% stake, paving the way for a real challenge to EDF's dominance in the energy supply industry.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2003
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Signs of progress in NWE gas market liberalization

Recent signals from France and Germany suggest a genuine effort is finally being made to push through energy market liberalization. The French gas regulator has reiterated its determination to realize nationwide competition, while in Germany the new Eurohub market starts trading shortly. However, as Datamonitor's Andrew Hill explains, considerable obstacles still need to be overcome...

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2004
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Poweo: the curious investment in power generation

French energy retail new entrant Poweo is planning to invest in power generation because supply is tightening in the wholesale market. However, life is not easy for a new entrant and Poweo should not have to take on the financial worry of such an investment. The fact that is has done so raises questions either about its management or the French wholesale market.

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2005
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CommentWire

Poweo: market share ambitions reinforced by Siemens generation venture

Poweo is backing its continued aspirations for greater market share in France with a move into power generation, announcing that its first gas fired station will be built by Siemens. Siemens will doubtless be keen to help finance the deal as a means of garnering a heavy manufacturing order, but one potential cloud on the horizon for both parties is a rise in the price of French gas.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2005
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Nuclear power to remain vital in post-Fukushima era

The last few months have seen many consumer surveys on nuclear energy suggesting that confidence is at a variety of different levels, and views of nuclear power are likely to be further affected by recent events in France. However, regardless of changes in public opinion, Datamonitor believes that nuclear is here to stay in the UK and in most other countries too.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Sep 2011
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Nuclear giants eying up much greater slice of wind market

According to newspaper Les Echos, the French nuclear reactor maker Areva and utility GDF SUEZ are shortly set to announce a partnership in offshore wind energy, following a similar agreement between Alstom and EDF Energies Nouvelles. Datamonitor believes market consolidation in the area of offshore wind is set to intensify, as the larger players seek to grow their market shares.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2011

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