Energy Risk - 2008-04-01

Suppliers fight for green

A shortage of green power in the US has left some states struggling to meet mandatory renewables supply targets. Long-term supply contracts could help producers build new plants, but utilities and competitive suppliers are feuding over who gets to sign…

Jerome Malka

Jerome Malka, managing director of SG's Orbeo, may have risen rapidly through the ranks, but he doesn't want to make a big deal of it, finds Andrew Holt

Germany's new dawn

For years a liquid, transparent and competitive gas market has failed to appear in Germany. Now there are signs of progress as dominant incumbents, pushed by domestic and international pressure, move slowly towards a market model, writes Roderick Bruce

EEX - An exchange of ideas

The European Energy Exchange is positioning itself as the key trading hub for Europe's energy and emissions markets. Roderick Bruce meets Tim Greenwood, head of UK operations at EEX, and Oliver Maibaum, sales and business development director, to discuss…

Picking up the pace

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Sri Lanka's state-run oil supplier and refinery, is keen to increase its use of derivatives for hedging. But that's no simple matter for a government-owned company in an emerging market

The big freeze

The US subprime crisis has shown how market illiquidity can affect trading. Yet liquidity risk is a fact of life for commodity firms. William Rhode looks at how to mitigate it

Essent Trading - Scaling barriers

In a frank appraisal of the state of energy trading in Europe, Essent Trading CEO Paymon Aliabadi tells Roderick Bruce about Essent's attempts to overcome the issues that still confront traders, and his vision for an integrated European market

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