Energy Risk - 2009-03-12

Paul Newman

To celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, Energy Risk brings you interviews with the veterans who have helped shape today's energy markets. Paul Newman, oil derivatives pioneer and managing director of Icap Energy, discusses the past 15 years in…

Farming fundamentals

While the ailing global economy is pressuring industrial commodity prices, the agricultural grains markets have some very different fundamental drivers, some of which appear fairly supportive, finds Pauline McCallion

Interview - Forward market thinking

Richard Sandor, chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Climate Exchange, pioneered the first ever emissions trading scheme in the late 1980s for acid rain, drawing on his experience in launching interest rate futures 20 years earlier. He…

US wind power - Finding funding

After record growth last year, US wind power is facing a funding squeeze as tax-related investment dries up. Pauline McCallion asks whether Government initiatives can buoy the sector through the economic downturn

Paul Newman

To celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, Energy Risk brings you interviews with the veterans who have helped shape today's energy markets. Paul Newman, oil derivatives pioneer and managing director of Icap Energy, discusses the past 15 years in…

Regulation rethink

Calls for more regulation of the US power markets have subsided recently as fuel prices drop, and experts predict that a hybrid system of lighter regulation coupled with market-based pricing will become the new model across the country. Pauline McCallion…

Carbon Capture - Going underground

Carbon capture and storage has been put forward as a viable option for keeping coal-fired power firmly on the energy agenda. Pauline McCallion finds out what stands in the way of this part of the climate change solution

All Clear?

Despite a recent large increase in volumes, clearing for commodities remains a contentious issue, with little agreement on what the best business model should be, and insufficient standardisation, say market participants. Rachel Morison investigates

Solar Power - Dark times for solar power

This year looks tough for solar power, with Spain, the largest market in 2008, capping new production. Finding private financing is harder, making clear feed-in tariff policies essential, finds Vanya Dragomanovich

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