Power generation
The swing towards SWEM
3 June 2003
Singapore has been reforming its electricity sector over the last decade: how is SWEM, its wholesale market, faring?By Jeremy Wilcox energy consultant
An electric dystopia: New Zealand's experience with reform
3 June 2003
One of the first countries to reform and deregulate its electricity industry,New Zealand is now labouring under insufficient generating capacity, not enough fuel and an erratic transmission system. What happened?By Bryan Leyland - Sinclair Knight Merz
Euro Vision
3 June 2003
Detractors have questioned Europe's ambitious renewable energy targets. The EU is confident, however, that it has developed the strategies to achieve themLoyola de Palacio Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for energy and transport
De-mystifying corporate risk governance
3 June 2003
The energy industry has been in a spin with the rash of corporate scandals that have broken out. How can it effectively manage corporate risk?By Bob Bridger - Vedaris
Light at the end of the tunnel?
29 May 2003
After a traumatic two years, US energy companies are detecting faint shafts of light, with a number of companies reporting profits or securing life-saving refinancing deals with banks.
Bechtel wins Iraqi restoration project
29 May 2003
With the ending of the Iraqi conflict, the US Agency for International Development has awarded a $680 million contract to rebuild power, water and sewerage systems to engineering and construction company Bechtel. The contract has also been extended to the repair of public buildings, adding to its value.
A shroud for Chernobyl's scarring
29 May 2003
Tenders WILL be placed this year for construction of what is planned to be the world's largest moveable structure - a 20,000 tonne steel shelter for the so-called 'sarcophagus' at Ukraine's destroyed Chernobyl reactor unit.
Unnatural end for Iberdrola takeover
29 May 2003
What would have almost certainly been the biggest takeover bid in Europe this year has crashed down in flames as Spain's energy regulator rejected Gas Natural's $17.1 billion (215.3 billion euros) bid for electricity company Iberdrola.
Deals aplenty in UK arena
29 May 2003
UK Gas and electricity utility Centrica has raised its generation capacity to nearly 2,000 MW with the purchase of the 229 MW Roosecote gas-fired station in Cumbria.