Energy Risk - 2007-09-01

Philippe Torrion

As a youngster EDF Trading CEO Philippe Torrion turned down the chance of becoming a professional footballer, but he has nevertheless based his career around being a team player. He talks to Oliver Holtaway

Head in the sand

There is still scepticism among energy market participants around Mifid. Some believe they are exempt, while many more are waiting to see what others will do. In view of the significant changes Mifid will make to the energy markets, these are not the…

Managing climate change risk

Climate change poses two main risks to business – reputational risk and financial risk. Francis Hervé , non-executive director at Utilyx and former chief executive of EDF trading, provides some guidelines for managing both sets of risk

A new coal agreement

The ISDA Coal Annex allows market participants to combine physical coal trades and coal derivatives under a single trading agreement. Lauren Teigland-Hunt says this development should improve liquidity in the global coal market

Clean coal : green and lean

With the economic benefits of emissions offsets, clean coal is poised to move from a government-subsidised to a commercially viable industry, as Catherine Lacoursière reports

Rocks and hard places

Despite the environmental, political and infrastructure challenges faced by US coal, some believe high-sulphur grades could soon be back in fashion. David Watkins investigates

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