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    1. December 18, 2014

      Drax appoints Phil Cox as new chairman

      Drax Group, the electricity generator, has appointed Phil Cox, former head of International Power, to replace Charles Berry...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Ofgem penalises three energy firms a total of £4.6m

      Ofgem has fined ScottishPower, SSE and GDF Suez a combined £4.6m in the latest of a string of crackdowns made by the...

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    1. December 1, 2014

      Government to back £1bn Swansea tidal project

      Plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon to generate power in Swansea Bay will be given a boost when ministers announce the start of...

    2. November 26, 2014

      Changing of the guard at the top of the French energy sector

      Power of four There is a rarely seen simultaneous changing of the guard taking place at the top of the powerful French...

    3. November 23, 2014

      Lobbyist’s take on renewables causes it to lose friends

      One of Europe’s biggest utilities has broken ranks with EU counterparts over the issue of incentives to maintain...

    4. November 13, 2014

      GDF Suez lowers profit forecast

      GDF Suez lowered its annual profit forecast on the back of weakness in European demand and problems at its Belgium nuclear...

    5. November 13, 2014

      Oil’s dive set to transform LNG market

      The downward spiral in oil prices is poised to shake up liquefied natural gas, a critical source of energy in east Asia and...

    6. October 23, 2014

      BP and Chevron report promising oil find

      BP and Chevron have revealed an oil find in deep waters in the US Gulf of Mexico, extending a series of discoveries in a...

    7. October 22, 2014

      Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

      As the US shale revolution continues to transform the country’s energy supply, progress towards establishing whether Europe...

    8. October 21, 2014

      New heir apparent named for GDF Suez

      Isabelle Kocher has been anointed heir apparent to Gérard Mestrallet as the chief executive of the world’s second largest...

    9. October 13, 2014

      GDF Suez chief confident Russia gas will keep flowing

      Russia needs the money from the sale of gas to Europe too much to seriously consider cutting off supplies in response to the...

    10. Nick Butler

      October 12, 2014

      Is privatisation the answer for France?

        © Christophe Lehenaff / Getty Images How far will the French government go in selling off some of its extensive portfolio...

    11. beyondbrics

      August 25, 2014

      Bolivia settles with foreign companies as elections approach [updated]

      Is Bolivia ready to improve its image among foreign direct investors? A settlement with one claimant and an order to pay...

    12. August 3, 2014

      Rise of renewables adds to need for gas power

      Something odd is happening at Europe’s big energy companies. They have stopped complaining so much about renewable energy...

    13. July 20, 2014

      Fund Focus: Legg Mason sees value in Europe

      Legg Mason’s Paul Ehrlichman is targeting the sectors and regions that are causing the greatest investor unrest, with Europe...

    14. June 19, 2014

      GDF and Santos pull plug on Australian floating LNG project

      GDF Suez and Santos have abandoned plans for a $10bn liquefied natural gas project off northern Australia amid concerns over...

    15. May 28, 2014

      Green bonds carry standard price tag

      GDF Suez, the French utility, was able to raise its €2.5bn green bond in line with comparable debt issues by the company in...

    16. May 28, 2014

      Green bond credentials under scrutiny

      What makes a “green” bond green? The question has arisen with renewed force since GDF Suez, the French power company, this...

    17. May 20, 2014

      Bond markets join the green revolution

      The corporate green bond market is forecast to reach $20bn this year, double the size of last year’s issuance, according to...

    18. May 7, 2014

      Europe’s nuclear sector looks worldwide to keep skills sharp

      In a few weeks two 500-tonne steam generators will be hoisted into the reactor hall at Europe’s first next-generation...

    19. February 27, 2014

      GDF Suez writes off €14.9bn as value of power plants falls

      French utility GDF Suez took a “massive” €14.9bn impairment charge and warned it could cut its dividend, adding that the...

    20. February 14, 2014

      Europe’s utilities look to emerging markets to ease local pains

      Many of Europe’s utilities are scrambling to expand out of their home markets and into new, fast-growing and more profitable...

    21. February 14, 2014

      Crisis-hit European utilities square up to technological revolution

      Time to recharge Faced with a grim present and an even grimmer future, Europe’s utilities are being forced to reinvent...

    22. January 21, 2014

      Fall in thermal power orders hits Alstom

      The shift in the European energy landscape from thermal power has hit profits at Alstom as utilities cut back on orders for...

    23. January 15, 2014

      Total steps where others fear to tread

      Total’s shale deal involves a rather modest commitment of just $50m. But that’s just the start, writes Guy Chazan. Patrice...

    24. December 23, 2013

      Iberdrola sells stake in UK nuclear venture to Toshiba

      Spanish utility Iberdrola said it is selling its 50 per cent stake in the British nuclear venture NuGen to Toshiba of Japan,...

    25. December 16, 2013

      GTT prepares for offering to tap boom in liquefied natural gas

      Gaztransport & Technigaz, the engineering company, said it had registered documents with the French authorities ahead of an...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2013

      Postman Pop

      Since the Business Select Committee was, at pixel time, picking over whether Royal Mail was sold too cheaply… Here’s a...

    27. November 17, 2013

      King coal enjoys an unexpected renaissance in the UK

      A giant blue crane with a supersized rotating bucket wheel attached to its arm crawls past tall piles of coal, scooping it...

    28. November 13, 2013

      GDF Suez warns of writedowns on outlook for energy prices

      GDF Suez, the French gas and power utility, has warned that worsening economic and regulatory conditions in Europe may force...

    29. October 22, 2013

      GDF Suez to fund fracking in UK under deal with Dart Energy

      GDF Suez of France has struck a deal with Dart Energy that will see the world’s biggest power producer by output fund...

    30. September 19, 2013

      Westinghouse close to deal with consortium that owns Sellafield

      Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned manufacturer, is close to buying a large stake in the NuGen consortium that owns the right...

    31. September 9, 2013

      European utilities warn EU over energy risks

      Nine of Europe’s biggest utilities have joined forces to warn that the EU’s energy policies are putting the continent’s...

    32. August 28, 2013

      Accor slips after earnings warning

      Earnings from two of France’s blue-chip stocks were responsible for the best and one of the worst performances on...

    33. August 28, 2013

      Oil groups and utilities grab bigger share of airline hedging

      Oil companies and power and gas utilities are increasing their share of the airline hedging market according to market...

    34. August 5, 2013

      Portuguese departure chips away at GDF Suez debt

      GDF Suez, the world’s biggest power producer by output, said it would sell a 50 per cent stake in several power-generation...

    35. August 1, 2013

      SocGen tops Eurofirst climbers on strong trading

      Société Générale topped pan-European indices after its second-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year ago thanks to...

    36. August 1, 2013

      GDF Suez posts 25% fall in first-half profits

      GDF Suez, the world’s biggest power producer by output, offered a gloomy prognosis of Europe’s “depressed market conditions”...

    37. July 12, 2013

      UK turns to Chinese nuclear investors to keep the lights on

      Britain has turned to China to revive its hopes of building more nuclear power plants to help meet its energy needs, handing...

    38. July 12, 2013

      UK’s nuclear sector to be boosted by NuGen stake sale

      Bids for a stake in NuGen, the nuclear joint venture between Spanish utility Iberdrola and France’s GDF Suez, are expected...

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