The Czech Republic’s power market has shown encouraging liquidity growth, but major challenges still remain. Roderick Bruce speaks with Milan Velner, head of trading at První Energetická, the country’s largest independent electricity trading house,...
Liquidity on Poland’s power market has boomed in the past year and the government hopes to boost volumes further by forcing integrated generators to trade on-exchange. However, its plans have met a mixed response, finds Roderick Bruce
Frank Brannvoll speaks to Rachel Morison about market-making in Central & Eastern European (CEE) power markets and how GDF Suez is developing financial trading in the region
It’s been a rollercoaster 18 months for Canada’s oil sands – higher oil prices are now supporting the complex, but credit remains constrained. Pauline McCallion talks to experts about their outlook for the industry
In 2007, investors demanded more active commodity indexes to capitalise on the bull run in the asset class. But benchmarks and beta offerings alike were hit by last year’s drawdown. Will this lead investors to abandon directional offerings in favour...
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