EU regulation and renewables seen as big energy risks

Greater role for risk management in strategic plans proposed

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The effects of financial regulation and renewable energy are among the biggest risks for European energy companies, as identified by a panel of senior risk managers at Energy Risk Summit Europe in London on October 1.

During the discussion, senior risk managers from firms such as Spain-based utility Endesa, the UK arm of France-based EDF and Austrian oil and gas company OMV talked about the biggest risks facing their businesses.

"Five years ago, we were in a much more volatile wholesale market a

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