Renewable energy companies increase derivatives use: survey

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A number of renewable energy companies are turning to financial derivatives to manage their risk portfolios, finds a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit and insurance company Swiss Re. The survey, which canvassed senior executives across Europe, North America and Australia, noted that almost half of the respondents (48%) said that they had used financial derivatives to protect against financial risk, with a number of renewable energy producers using hedging instruments to mitigate market

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