Alpiq Group was created at the beginning of 2009 as a result of the merger of Swiss utilities Atel and EOS. Peter Heydecker, head of trading and services, talks to Rachel Morison about Alpiq’s culture and presence in European power markets
The price of US natural gas has hit record lows, but with storage fit to burst and demand in the doldrums, any hope of a price pick-up may remain a pipe dream for now, writes Pauline McCallion
One year after the collapse of Lehmans, fundamentals for the energy and metals markets continue to evolve, with emerging market demand, especially from China, set to have an increasing impact. Pauline McCallion discusses the outlook with experts
Energy Risk editor Stella Farrington discusses the magazine's new online portal, and its benefits for the Energy Risk community.
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) aims to become Asia’s leading commodity exchange. Roderick Bruce discusses the new venture with HKMEx president Albert Helmig, a 35-year commodity market veteran.
Extreme volatility in oil markets has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses on airline fuel hedges. At the same time, burgeoning margin calls have forced some to get creative with collateral agreements. How is the airline industry adapting?...
In recent months, Germany's national carrier Lufthansa has faced one of the most challenging operating environments in its history. Its fuel hedging team has played an important role in navigating the firm through turbulent markets, finds Roderick Bruce
Biofuels could become part of the jet-fuel blend in as little as two years and ready for large-scale use by 2015, say experts. Katie Holliday talks to airlines, biofuels experts and carbon traders about the implications for the jet fuel market.
Will the US Department of Energy's stimulus funding provide the financing required by the renewable energy sector?
Recessions usually spell bad news for the environment. Promises of investment in clean energy and sustainable technology wither away as mediocre returns drive investors to count the cost of easing their conscience. But today's burgeoning green sector...
Pauline McCallion investigates the budding opportunities for managing weather risk in the renewable energy sector.
US offshore energy could receive a boost from a newly announced US Federal regulatory scheme. Gregory Lawrence, Mustafa Ostrander and Stephen Smith of McDermott Will & Emery outline the programme
In the second of two articles tracing the beginnings of energy derivatives trading, Roderick Bruce looks at the development of the natural gas and electricity markets in the US and Europe
Joint Implementation (JI) emission reduction projects have so far been overshadowed by the Clean Development Mechanism. Katie Holliday investigates whether there is a future for JI projects post-2012
As part of our 15th Anniversary, Energy Risk rounds up 15 of the most influential and innovative companies currently active in the traded energy markets and profiles their achievements
The challenge of implementing the most suitable ETRM software solutions for energy companies trading and hedging multiple physical commodities in numerous locations has become increasingly daunting. Paul McLean-Thorne and Tim Hughes explore the options
The Waxman-Markey Bill brought the US a step closer to establishing a federal mandate for renewable energy generation. Pauline McCallion looks at the implications for renewable energy credits trading
Deutsche Bank has listed its hedge fund exchange-traded fund on the London Stock Exchange. The listing of the Ucits III compliant ETF, based on the db Hedge Fund Index, which follows the launch of a euro-hedge version on the Xetra Frankfurt in March,...
The economic downturn and fall in commodities prices have left many companies holding contracts that are now unfavourable. Julianne Hughes-Jennett and Alexander Anslow of Lovells discuss when force majeure and other clauses can be used to cancel or renegotiate...
In the first of two articles tracing the beginnings of energy derivatives, Roderick Bruce talks to oil trading pioneers about the market’s formative years