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Asset unbundling: utilities seek to prolong the status quo

Several German utilities have reportedly put forward proposals to merge their networks with those of foreign competitors as an alternative to divesting these operations. This shows that vertically integrated utilities are changing their recusant stance towards the European Commission's proposal of strict asset unbundling, in an effort to mitigate the proposals and preserve network ownership.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Atlantic Electric & Gas: not a blow for competition

Sempra-owned Atlantic Electric and Gas joins a growing list of new entrants to exit the UK retail supply market, with Scottish and Southern Energy buying the operation for GBP91 million. With the market consolidated around six large players, Datamonitor's Martin Yuill discusses whether this latest acquisition is a blow for competition and consumer choice or an example of market forces at work...

Published By Datamonitor
04 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Atlantic: rolling out the welcome mat

Aggressive new entrant Atlantic Electric and Gas is seeking to continue its impressive growth rate by developing a partnership with Matalan [MTN.L], the clothing and homeware discount retailer. Through this and other partnerships, Atlantic hopes to expand its sales proposition among residential customers. Atlantic's tactics should prove successful in motivating customers to switch providers.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2003
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Expert View

Attitudes and expectations towards the oil market are shifting

Against a backdrop of increasing uncertainty over oil prices, authorities in the UK and US have met with the relevant parties to discuss potential alterations to the regulatory commodity trading environment. In the US, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission is considering limits on oil trading positions, but such a policy may seem over-zealous once an upswing takes hold.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 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
CommentWire
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
CommentWire
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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: green voters could make the difference for Labor in key marginals

After only weeks in office, new prime minister Julia Gillard of the Labor Party has cast doubt over Australia's future green policy plans by calling a general election. One of the key issues during the election will be environmental policy, especially after Kevin Rudd failed to implement an emissions trading scheme. As such, Labor's deal with the Greens could secure vital votes for the party.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2010
CommentWire
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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: renewable energy investment will grow strongly in the coming years

According to the energy market research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Australia's policies will encourage at least A$36bn of new investment by 2020. This is based on the government's target to produce 20% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020. While the predictions match Datamonitor's research findings, questions remain over the private sector's willingness to commit funds.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2011

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