Opinion on Environmental and Waste Management Services

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Vivendi: growth driven by utilities, not media

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Vivendi Environnement: fed and watered

The write-off is nowhere near as bad as it looks: Vivendi had to book the non-cash charge in preparation for a shift to new US accounting standards. The French utilities group's operating figures, meanwhile, look good - growth is up, particularly in deals with private sector firms. Vivendi looks poised to win still more services contracts in 2002.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Utilities: 9% of companies interested in pan-European environmental services

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK water: give Ofwat a break

The report praised industry regulators such as Ofwat, causing a spat between the NAO and Water UK. But Water UK's argument is not justified. The Ofwat price restrictions may have hurt companies' profits, but they have ushered in a new era of efficiency for the UK water industry.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK Waste Policy Review: a surprising lifeline for utilities

The disposal of industrial, commercial, and residential waste in the UK has too long been a question of waste management. Rising energy prices, scarce landfill space, and improved pollution control are slowly changing the energy landscape too. Energy from waste should serve the dual purpose of increasing energy security and freeing up landfill space. Utilities must take notice and act now.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Suez: water company to be floated

Northumbrian Water has been sold by Suez to a consortium for GBP2.2 billion. The deal, which includes an unusually high proportion of equity, marks a change in the water industry. It could lead to further investment by Deutsche Bank and its partners in the water sector should opportunities arise.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Suez: looking good for aggressive growth

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Suez Lyonnaise: approach for Air Liquide is over

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Service stations are under pressure from hand car wash chains

Nearly 33% of car washes in the UK are performed at service stations, contributing key income for fuel retailers. However, a Datamonitor survey shows that independent hand wash operations continue to gain ground. While fuel retailers are fighting back, more has to be done if they are to change motorists' perceptions that hand washing is superior and dampen their enthusiasm for the personal touch.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

ScottishPower: carbon capture and storage renews EU target hopes

Energy provider ScottishPower has unveiled what is purportedly the UK's first carbon capture and storage unit. Providing the technology can be scaled up to work on an industrial scale, it offers the greatest hope of achieving the ambitious EU carbon reduction targets by eliminating carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning power stations.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2009

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