Small-cap Week, October 25

Blur Group, Xeros Technology, Bloomsbury and Shanta Gold featured

Europe gas demand to stay weak, says IEA

Watchdog’s economist casts doubt over energy supplies

Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

Progress towards establishing whether the continent can follow in North America’s footsteps is at a snail’s pace

Pipelines stand in front of electricity pylons near OAO Gazprom's new Bovanenkovo deposit, a natural gas field near Bovanenkovskoye on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
©Alexander Zemlianichenko/Bloomberg

EU seeks alternative suppliers

As Europe’s biggest supplier of oil, coal and natural gas, Moscow has flexed its political and economic muscle. The continent is now learning to fight back

Sigmar Gabriel
©Marco Urban

Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

Businesses and consumers are paying a high price

SATSUMASENDAI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 11: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Staffs of Kyushu Electric Power Co Sendai Nuclear Power Plant attend a training exercise on October 11, 2013 in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan. The Sendai nuclear plant, operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co., began carrying out a disaster management training exercise, the first such drill since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident unfolded. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japan: Power switch weighs on Abe

Opposition to nuclear energy is growing but can the country afford to keep its reactors idled?

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
©Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP

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 always think they know the answers – and leave consumers paying the price

Brazil’s Neves prays for rain

Drought threatens support for opposition campaign in key state

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

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