Energy Risk - 2006-12-01

Food for fuel

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?

More than just talking about the weather

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

Urge to merge

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

Changes at intra-day

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

Trading opportunities in the Nymex frac spread

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…

Gearóid Lane

The Weather Risk Management Association's Gearóid Lane talks to Oliver Holtaway about the bright prospects for managing weather risk

The cruellest month

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…

Lessons learnt

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…

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