Energy Risk - Volume1/No12

A legal rollercoaster

US-based Polygon wants to see a better restructuring deal for British Energy’sshareholders. But the hedge fund faces a struggle to prevent the UK nuclear powergenerator from delisting. Joe Marsh reports

Pressure on Puhca

The US General Accounting Office is to investigate whether the SEC has been lax in its oversight of the Public Utility Holding Company Act. How will this affect firms subject to Puhca requirements? By Paul Lyon

Bilateral collateral

Until recently, there was little legal protection from foreign investment risk.But the past few years have seen the rise of the bilateral investment treaty(BIT). Matthew Saunders shows how BITs can benefit the energy sector

Fabio Leoncini

Fabio Leoncini, head of the Italian association of energy suppliers and traders,outlines his efforts to get Italy’s energy market fully competitive. By Joe Marsh

Found in translation

While risk managers have become focused on value-at-risk and similar risk metrics,these may not be the best way of communicating risk to stakeholders. BrettHumphreys discusses how to improve communications

Earnings at risk

The structure of a typical energy portfolio often contains a different assetand contract mix from the simple derivatives instruments in a more standard portfolio.This requires a different approach to risk. Here, Les Clewlow and ChrisStrickland make…

Avoiding the gas work

Ferc is exploring whether gas storage inventory details should be posted on adaily basis. How will this affect the development of the embryonic natural gasstorage swaps market? Paul Lyon reports

The windy city rules

The Chicago Climate Exchange is going from strength to strength if its new initiatives,new members and volumes are anything to go by. Here PaulLyon talks to CCX founderRichard Sandor about the exchange’s future

Driving up the price

Nowhere has the spiralling cost of petroleum been more acutely felt than in the US, where the car is king. The rise is, of course, directly related to high crude oil prices, pushed ever higher by threats to production arising from worldwide political…

Energising the US

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has plans to require the US to generate20% of its electricity from renewable sources. But just how different are Kerry’sand President Bush’s stances on energy policy? By Paul Lyon

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