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Autumn UK gas supply glut does not remove winter question marks

On only the second official day of winter 2006/07, traders sought to avoid punitive balancing charges by actually giving gas away in the UK. While the longer-term price outlook is currently positive for consumers, increasing confidence in UK gas supply security should not breed complacency ahead of a still uncertain winter.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2006
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Aventis: non-core no more

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2001
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Avia International: sees Hungarian retail fuel market as fertile ground

Avia International, an association of independent companies, has opened two fuel retailing stations in the Hungarian market and plan to build more. The strategic flexibility of the association means that site owners can easily adapt to the changing preferences of customers. This coupled with the association's ability to go where others will not means Avia has a recipe for Hungarian success.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2006
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Aviation: discord persists ahead of implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

The aviation industry is getting ready for its inclusion in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme as of 2012. In preparation, the industry is calling for a global carbon reduction mechanism, claiming that including flights into, within, and out of Europe creates unfair market conditions and "contributes virtually nothing" to efforts to cut global greenhouse gas emissions.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2011
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AWG: more UK water restructuring

By separating the running of assets from the management of customers, the company should be in a position to provide greater returns from the non-regulated business. The restructuring will deliver GBP600 million to shareholders, using money raised from the debt issue. More companies in the UK water sector are likely to follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2001
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AWG: set for separation

AWG plans to separate its regulated and non-regulated businesses. It hopes this will cut the regulated business' cost of capital, while allowing the non-regulated business to grow. If the restructuring is a success, AWG should be left in a good position to fund the expansion of its infrastructure management services for utilities and government.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2002
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Baltic energy policy mirrors wider EU trends

Polish environment minister Maciej Nowicki has announced that Warsaw will invest PLN5 billion ($1.55 billion) over the next few years to meet its renewables target as part of the European Union's strategy to combat global warming. Poland's energy situation reflects the conundrum within which much of Europe finds itself, and provides an interesting microcosm to consider wider issues.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2009
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Banking reform: addressing the sustainability of banking business models

The financial crisis has highlighted the fragility of banking business models which are based on high levels of risk and low reserves. In the aftermath of the crisis, many banks are aiming to demonstrate that sustainability is making its way onto their agendas. However, there is currently little evidence that this is indeed the case.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010
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Banks are wary of environmental risks, but a switch to green lending is not inevitable

Some of the world's biggest banks will make it increasingly difficult for companies involved in controversial industries to get funding for future projects. Growing environmental scrutiny is making it harder for lenders to finance polluting industries without suffering a blow to their reputation, but a continued focus on profit means improved lending for green ventures is far from guaranteed.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
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Barclays Capital: a chance to make money from thin air?

Barclays Capital has announced that it is to launch an investment product designed to expose investors to carbon market risk. The product concerned is a tracker that follows worldwide CO2 price movements. Although carbon markets are still in their infancy and volatile, this could prove an opportunity to effectively make money from thin air.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2007

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