New heir apparent named for GDF Suez

Latest management change in the French energy sector

A photo taken on September 30, 2014 shows barbed wire set near an underground gas storage in the village of Opari, some 70 kms south-west from Lviv
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Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas

Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Europe needs will to build energy union

A bitter row between France and Spain exposes the bloc’s inefficiency

Areva chief steps down citing ill health

French nuclear group had suffered weak first-half results

Didcot fire cuts UK generating capacity

Damage not expected to affect power supply

Energy policy should listen to the market

Politicians think they know the answers – and leave consumers paying, writes Dieter Helm

Brazil’s Neves prays for rain

Drought threatens support for opposition campaign in key state

week in review

Week in Review, October 18

UBS, EDF, Abbvie and Shire, and luxury groups featured

Ex-minister calls for mini-nuclear plants by the dozen

Paterson says renewables ‘impractical and expensive’

Ukraine fears winter energy crisis

Conflict in the east now also endangering coal supplies

French government ousts Proglio at EDF

Thales boss backed to lead nuclear power generator

Test well fuels UK geothermal hopes

Pilot scheme aims to show it could be part of low-carbon economy

Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

Political tensions and high prices from Gazprom are driving shifts that suggest Moscow does not hold all the cards

Mestrallet confident of Russian gas flow

Country’s cash problems to override gains from display of political strength from cutting supply

Gas Natural to buy Chilean power group

Takeover of CGE for €2.6bn forms part of broader expansion

Energy users urged to pursue price cuts

Watchdog sees signs of suppliers failing to pass on cost savings

Britain celebrates China investment flow

UK ranks as prime EU destination for Chinese cash

EU backs Hinkley Point C as costs soar

UK wins green light for new nuclear plant amid state aid dispute

Electricity: CEZ keen to expand despite the risks

Growth through acquisition could be a risky proposition for the profitable state operator when the EU is tightening the rules

Tepco and Chubu combine to buy fuel

Japanese utilities hope to secure better pricing with suppliers through joint purchasing

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