Energy Risk - 2009-06-02

Spark-spread option valuation

In this next article of the Masterclass series, Lacima Group focus on power trading and detail how industry practitioners typically value the flexibility of generation assets as real options while taking operating constraints into account

Trading positions

Energy Risk catches up with the latest appointments, promotions and departures in global commodity markets

Wind energy: oversize methodology

Operating wind farms to optimal efficiency is difficult to achieve. Andrés Cortés, Eduardo Martín and Enrique Doheijo of Deloitte discuss their method for improving the use of wind and its integration in power grids

Daniel Yergin

Dr Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), discusses changes in the energy markets over the past 15 years with Pauline McCallion

Bridging the gap

Asia's regional commodity exchanges are expanding but the emergence of an Asian exchange champion to challenge Western platforms looks a long way off. Georgina Lee reports

Forcing the issue

Given the success of portfolio standards in the US in promoting the renewables sector, the coal and nuclear industries are calling for portfolio standards of their own. Elisa Wood reports

Russia and the EU Gas Market

Russia is the world's largest exporter of natural gas and holds the largest reserves. With Europe increasingly dependent on Russia for future gas supplies, Eric Fishhaut of GlobaView looks at Russia's influence over gas supply and demand

It’s all relative

Funds based on relativevalue arbitrage strategies have performed better than most. By Richard Jackson

The shape of shipping

The dry-bulk freight market staged a short rebound early this year following September's dramatic crash, but prices and volumes have since dropped. Katie Holliday talks to FFA market participants about their expectations for the market from here

To Copenhagen via Australia

The start of Australia's much talked-about carbon trading scheme has been put back a year to 2011. Andrew Petersen and Eros Artuso at PricewaterhouseCoopers discuss the details of the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

Time to celebrate

Discover the leading lights in the global energy trading and risk management industry as we reveal the winners of the 2009 Energy Risk Awards

Forging an index

Efforts by BHP Billiton to create an iron ore index appear to be floundering as Chinese steel producers press hard for pricing advantage. Kathleen Kearney reports

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