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CommentWire
CommentWire

Areva: the first nuclear victim of the recession, but will it be alone?

French nuclear energy company Areva has struggled to expand its portfolio in recent years, as have a number of its competitors. Of all reactors being built by 2015, Areva will be responsible for none, while EDF will only be responsible for one. Asian companies may be gaining market share, but this does not dispel the possibility that this is just the beginning of a downturn in the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Chinese dominance in clean energy equipment will have worrying effect on energy politics

China's rise to become the world leader in the production of clean tech equipment and rare earth metals will have negative consequences for the West in both economic and political terms. Aside from resulting in the eastward migration of industry players, the trend will allow China to gain control over the sector in a manner reminiscent of OPEC.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

EDF: LNG trade shows embracing risk is far from reckless

The London-based trading arm of French electricity giant EDF has recently booked capacity at a regasification terminal in France for 2007. This small but significant move indicates that the firm is coming to terms with the need to compete in an increasingly open energy sector, where spot commodity trading will play a vital role.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

European gas: Italy to become continental hub

Endesa has recently unveiled two new LNG projects planned for north-western Italy, complementing its already planned offshore LNG terminal in the eastern Gulf of Trieste. With LNG capacity set to increase, a planned gas pipeline from Turkey and the possible purchase of gas infrastructure by Gazprom, Italy is poised to become a strategic hub for gas into Europe in the near future.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
Expert View
Expert View

European wholesale market maturity still varies widely

New research by Datamonitor indicates that the size and speed of wholesale traded gas and power market development will continue to vary widely across Europe even in the decade following full market opening in July 2007. However, looking further ahead to 2018, it is likely that a new set of trading hubs in Europe's emerging wholesale markets will have emerged.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Feed-in tariffs in Germany: consumers are paying the price for renewable energy development

The German Renewable Act has successfully increased renewable energy capacity from 6% of total generation capacity in 2000 to 16% in 2009. However, in order to compensate for higher demand, lower wholesale prices and last year's levy deficit, German consumers will have to foot a bill of E13.5 billion in 2011. This should be a warning to other countries of the immediate costs of such policies.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Gas Natural and Repsol's renewed LNG focus is an astute battle plan

The newly-formed LNG joint venture between Spain's Gas Natural and Repsol is an assiduous development for both companies, as well as for the Spanish gas market as a whole. The two companies will benefit from furthering their international aims, while Spain will benefit from a greater diversity of LNG supply.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gaz de France: plotting an astute Polish venture

Reiterating its offer to help Poland open a LNG reception terminal, Gaz de France (GDF) is shrewdly attempting to consolidate and expand its influence in one its target markets. With Poland galvanized into diversifying supply in the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine gas delivery dispute, both parties should anticipate a positive outcome.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

General Electric: continuing to strengthen its position in the oil and gas industry

General Electric's recent purchase of Wood Group's well support division is another strategic move to strengthen the company's competitive clout in the energy sector. The deal is the firm's fourth acquisition of recent months, signaling a major shift in its corporate strategy: the desire to reduce its dependence on its financial arm and to reinforce its position in the global industrial market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Indian power market: high demand represents opportunity for private players

Fuel-efficient and clean technologies have made the Indian power-generation sector attractive not only to large independent power producers, but also to original equipment manufacturers and exploration and production companies. Industrial and commercial growth will continue to boost the overall peak demand, creating an opportunity for power producers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2010

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