Energy Risk - Volume3/No3

Dr Faith Birol

The International Energy Agency is urging governments to decrease their reliance on oil. Stella Farrington talks with IEA chief economist Fatih Birol

Survey - Positive feedback

Energy Risk's second annual emissions survey charts the development of emissions trading in Europe since the start of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme a year ago

CDM reaches out

European firms are now aided in meeting their climate targets by being encouraged to invest in third world emissions reductions. But, as Oliver Holtaway discovers, not everyone is optimistic that the industry will participate

Nuclear fusion R&D

In 50 years, nuclear fusion may be a major source of energy, but until then extensive research and development is needed. To justify the current and future R&D expenditure, a cost-benefit analysis designed specially for this sector is required. David…

The blame game

In the first of two articles on the effect of speculative traders on energy prices, Tom Matthews of Kinder Morgan argues that speculators do not cause price volatility and outlines research he has done on the subject

Market focus - Sky-high cost of clean air

US emissions allowance prices for sulphur dioxide (SO2) rose nearly 200% in 2005 and 300% during 2004. Sandy Fielden of Logical Information Machines examines the SO2 emissions allowance market and discovers which market drivers are forcing prices ever…

The advantage of ASPs

Web-based energy-trading solutions offer certain advantages over server-based systems, says Thurstan Bannister. In a later issue, we will publish an article setting out the benefits of server-based software

Price drivers - Policy fears in EU ETS

Developments in 2005 have shown that the EU ETS price has been correlated to relative fuel prices and weather. However, there are still remaining policy issues that could greatly influence prices, writes Henrik Hasselknippe and Kjetil Roine from Point…

Deriving storage value

Following an article Energy Risk published in July, TransCanada's Farzan Nathoo looks at how companies can extract value from their natural gas storage assets

The windfall dilemma

Free allocations of emission allowances may keep fossil fuel generators happy, but their customers are not smiling. Tobias Hsieh, credit analyst with ratings agency Standard & Poor's, explains who wins and loses under the trading rules

Package deals

Banks have been choosing off-the-shelf fully integrated systems for energy trading and risk management. But some feel the available software still falls short

Rights and resources

Doing business in a country with a poor human rights record can be costly, thanks to the changing landscape of corporate liability and human rights. Maria Kielmas reports

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