Power generation
Back from the dead
1 October 2005
Rising oil and gas prices have led to one of the greatest comebacks in UK corporate history – from the verge of bankruptcy, British Energy's share price has almost doubled this year. But some analysts say the renaissance of the UK's nuclear generator is not sustainable writes Robert Lea
Centrica eyes Europe
1 September 2005
The UK's Centrica wants a bigger slice of the European gas market and it wants Brussels to level the playing field once and for all. Robert Lea writes
RWE: steady as she goes
1 September 2005
Once upon a time, economists praised the German economy for its long-term stability and steady growth. If that reputation has taken a knock in recent years, the country's two biggest utilities, E.On and RWE, have not noticed. Analysts and investors alike continue to hold both in high regard, writes Derek Brower
EdF set to face investors
29 July 2005
The government plans to sell part of EdF in October. But shaky finances, unruly unions and a disgruntled public promises to make the privatisation a hard sell, says NJ Watson
GdF faces a new order
29 July 2005
Gaz de France must adapt to life as a publicly quoted company, cope with competition in the domestic gas market, take on Electricité de France in the French power sector and expand internationally. The next two years will prove a critical period in the company's history, writes Ayesha Daya
Unification approaches
1 December 2004
Betta, scheduled for completion by April 2005, will integrate the Scottish, English and Welsh electricity markets. Richard Cockburn and Liz Bossley of CEAG consider the implications
Power crisis
1 December 2004
China's appetite for all types of energy continues to rise and electricity is no exception. The country's generating capacity has surged by 100 gigawatts (GW) to over 400 GW in just four years, but producers are still unable to keep pace with the even greater rise in demand. Cris Heaton reports
Iraq electricity: the untold story
4 November 2004
In this first of two analyses of the state of electricity production in Iraq, Power Economics assesses the impact of the war on an industry that must play an essential role in the country’s reconstruction.
Cooperation in the Gulf
4 November 2004
While the Gulf oil industry is a vital cog in international relations, rather less attention is given to the region’s evolving power sector.
Vietnam II: reform on the hoof
4 November 2004
Power Economics concludes this two-part analysis of Vietnam, where communism and commerce converge
Trading gains: Electricity futures woes
4 November 2004
Can the power exchanges really make a difference? Power Economics explores
Texas: a template for US energy?
4 November 2004
Other US states eye up the Texas electricity market
Emart -Barcelona
4 November 2004
Generation assets
4 November 2004
Data exchange
4 November 2004