Russia is the world's largest exporter of natural gas and holds the largest reserves. With Europe increasingly dependent on Russia for future gas supplies, Eric Fishhaut of GlobaView looks at Russia's influence over gas supply and demand
Given the success of portfolio standards in the US in promoting the renewables sector, the coal and nuclear industries are calling for portfolio standards of their own. Elisa Wood reports
Asia's regional commodity exchanges are expanding but the emergence of an Asian exchange champion to challenge Western platforms looks a long way off. Georgina Lee reports
Dr Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), discusses changes in the energy markets over the past 15 years with Pauline McCallion
Operating wind farms to optimal efficiency is difficult to achieve. Andrés Cortés, Eduardo Martín and Enrique Doheijo of Deloitte discuss their method for improving the use of wind and its integration in power grids
Interest in physically backed exchange-traded gold products boomed last quarter on the back of counterparty risk fears. But the industry is divided on what impact the surge of inflows had on the physical gold market's prices. Could the same effect now...
Gold has been a favourite with investors looking for a safe haven since last year's turbulence began. But will this persist in 2009, or will the precious metal start to lose its shine as a hedging option? Pauline McCallion finds out
Asia Risk FX Review & Outlook 2009 - Corporates
The EU ETS has been a key driver of CDM market growth. However, changes to CER import limits suggested for Phase III could jeopardise that, writes Miles Austin at EcoSecurities
Government incentives to produce 'green' electricity mean that despite the credit crunch, new waste-to-energy technologies continue to attract interest from venture capitalists, raising hopes for further financing opportunities once the economy begins...
The Solar Power Purchase Agreement, key to funding the industry in the US, is under threat due to the economic downturn. Elisa Wood investigates
DTEK, Ukraine's only privately owned power utility, wants to become a leading energy player linking Ukraine, Russia and Europe. Roderick Bruce meets Vitaly Butenko, DTEK's chief strategy officer, to discuss the company's progress and plans for expansion...
The Nord Stream pipeline, planned to come online in 2011, will be vital to help Europe meet its future gas demands. However, financing any infrastructure project in the current climate is difficult. Roderick Bruce looks at the challenges facing Nord Stream
If you still wake up in a cold sweat, haunted by the memory of opening your 2008 bonus slip, you're not alone. Credit professionals across the board saw their bonuses slashed last year. But not all banks were forced to scale back their remuneration packages...
Efforts by miner BHP Billiton to create an iron ore index that would represent the underlying benchmark for a series of derivatives instruments appear to be floundering as Chinese steel producers press hard for pricing advantage. Kathleen Kearney reports
Regional commodity exchanges are expanding to secure more corporate hedging business and flows from speculators keen to exploit pricing anomalies at a time when volatility is high and bilateral counterparty risk is a major worry. Georgina Lee reports
Arc Capital and Income has launched the second tranche of its Emerging Markets Russia plan for UK investors. The latest issue follows the launch of four new tradeable Russian sector indexes on March 31 by the Vienna Stock Exchange (VSE), which are designed...
Rachel Morison examines the current investor appetite for Russian oil E&P
The latest on investment and finance within the environmental and renewables sectors. In-depth features on the VERs market, US solar power contracts, waste-to-energy and a Q&A with Earth Capital Partners
The break-up of Russia's power monopoly, RAO Unified Energy System, in July 2008 heralded a new dawn for the sector and a key point in the lengthy liberalisation process. But privatisation coincided with the economy's crash. Roderick Bruce examines the...
Gold has been a favourite with investors looking for a safe haven since last year’s turbulence began. But will this persist in 2009, or will the precious metal start to lose its shine as a hedging option? Pauline McCallion finds out
Community-level emission reduction projects are in demand as compliance buyers diversify carbon offset portfolios and corporates seek out sustainable green projects. Voluntary and compliance market methodologies and pricing are therefore becoming increasingly...