Energy Risk - 2006-12-01
In part II of our investigation into the attraction of 'cleantech' investment, Catherine Lacoursière looks at the growth of biofuel plants, and asks: does the world have enough feedstock to power them?
Energy Risk launched the Environmental Risk brand on October 17, with an e-symposium on the weather risk market, which attracted over 500 online delegates. A range of other online conferences on emissions and renewables will follow
The landscape for US commodity exchanges is undergoing considerable change, with many heavyweight names announcing mergers or new co-operations. David Watkins looks at what this will mean for energy trading
The long-term investment plans of US utilities are being hampered by regional regulatory ambiguity and a string of failed mergers. David Watkins investigates
Nord Pool and the European Energy Exchange are going head-to-head in an effort to deliver intra-day trading to Germany's power market. Oliver Holtaway investigates
In the next article of his VAR series, Brett Humphreys discusses more advanced methods for estimating volatility.
This article examines the long-term relationship between natural gas and propane futures. Using a technique known as 'frac' spread trading, Mbodja Mougoué and Steven Slack illustrate the opportunities that can occur from using the price fluctuations in…
The Weather Risk Management Association's Gearóid Lane talks to Oliver Holtaway about the bright prospects for managing weather risk
The impacts stemming from volatility in natural gas futures contract spreads – in particular the effects of seasonality on the March-April spread – have been seen in the recent dramatic losses by major hedge funds. Daven Voorhies explores some of the…
This year was one of unprecedented volatility for energy markets, yet it also marked a step-change in market maturity. Energy Risk asked some key players what they see as the defining events of 2006 and how they will affect behaviour in 2007. By Stella…