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    1. April 28, 2016

      Shell chairman joins new climate group involving NGOs

      The chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Charles Holliday, has joined executives from BHP Billiton and other big energy...

    2. April 27, 2016

      German utilities told to pay €23bn to nuclear clean-up

      Shares in Germany's big utility companies surged on Wednesday after a government commission said they should...

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    1. April 24, 2016

      MPs criticise RWE over missing bodies in Didcot rubble

      Two MPs have attacked RWE’s handling of the search for the bodies of three men who died when its Didcot power station...

    2. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      German utility RWE downgraded by Fitch

      Fitch has downgraded RWE’s credit rating to BBB from BBB+, after what it calls a “further deterioration” of the German...

    3. March 15, 2016

      Eon and RWE sue German government over nuclear shutdown

      A bruising confrontation between Germany’s utilities and the government over its contentious decision to pull the plug...

    4. March 11, 2016

      Week in Review, March 12

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. US investment banks widen lead...

    5. March 11, 2016

      EDF: At breaking point

      On a freezing afternoon in Paris, Thomas Piquemal, the 46-year-old finance director of French state-backed utility EDF,...

    6. March 10, 2016

      RWE move sparks investor unrest across Germany

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, is facing open rebellion from key shareholders over its decision last month to...

    7. March 10, 2016

      UK energy: spam, what spam?

      Roger Witcomb, chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, wants to be clear. He does not intend UK households to...

    8. March 9, 2016

      Eon reports largest loss after coal and gas writedowns

      Eon, Germany’s largest utility, reported its biggest annual loss after writing down the value of its coal and gas-fired...

    9. March 8, 2016

      RWE’s Npower hit by €137m loss as it prepares to slash jobs

      RWE said on Tuesday that it saw no end in sight to the crisis in conventional power generation in Germany, as it...

    10. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      RWE boss: 2015 put 'nerves to the test'

      Its no surprise that 2015 was a difficult year for RWE – last month it announced it was scrapping its payout for the...

    11. March 6, 2016

      Npower to cut fifth of UK workforce

      Npower is to cut more than a fifth of its workforce in the UK as its German parent company, RWE, attempts to find ways...

    12. February 24, 2016

      Iberdrola: staying lucky

      Gary Player was once derided as a lucky golfer. He retorted that the more he practised, the luckier he got. Ignacio...

    13. February 23, 2016

      One dead after Didcot power station blast

      One person is dead and three others missing after a reported explosion at the Didcot power station. Police, paramedics...

    14. February 17, 2016

      RWE: divided we stand

      Carl von Clausewitz described war as the continuation of politics through other means. It is unlikely dividends were...

    15. February 17, 2016

      RWE shares fall 13% as it scraps its 2015 dividend

      Shares in RWE plunged on Wednesday after it scrapped its dividend for 2015, as low electricity prices continued to...

    16. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      RWE shares power down as dividend suspended

      Power cut. Shares in German utility RWE have dropped nearly 10 per cent after it suspended its dividend for holders of...

    17. February 16, 2016

      EDF: l’état, c’est moi

      Welcome to the Lex game of word association. Our first word is “utilities”. Investors might reasonably respond with...

    18. December 18, 2015

      Ofgem fines Npower £26m for ‘failing’ customers

      UK electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has fined Npower £26m for “failing to treat customers fairly” and warned the...

    19. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Drax jumps 10% as biomass subsidy hopes rise

      A day after almost 200 countries signed the first climate change deal in two decades, there is a rare flash of optimism...

    20. December 4, 2015

      Week in review, December 5

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Man City stake sale kicks off...

    21. December 1, 2015

      RWE plans IPO of its business focused on renewable energy

      RWE, Germany’s second-largest utility, on Tuesday responded to radical changes in energy policy by unveiling plans to...

    22. December 1, 2015

      UK power station Drax boosted by ruling on RWE

      Shares in the UK’s biggest power station jumped 15 per cent on Tuesday after the European Commission granted permission...

    23. October 20, 2015

      Energy groups axe UK renewable projects

      Energy companies have warned that 15 “illogical” policy changes introduced by the new Conservative government since May...

    24. October 12, 2015

      Eon/RWE: chain reaction

      Atomkraft? Nein Danke! So read a bumper sticker beloved among peaceniks in Germany during the 1980s. Investors have...

    25. October 12, 2015

      Power groups boosted by Germany nuclear clean-up verdict

      Utility companies under pressure over fears that they might not have made sufficient provisions to pay for Germany’s...

    26. August 19, 2015

      Eon: divergence

      For most of the past decade, the share prices of Germany’s two quoted utilities have moved in tandem and in one...

    27. August 13, 2015

      Npower billing failures hit RWE earnings

      Operating profit at Npower dropped 60 per cent in the first half of this year after the group shed customers amid...

    28. July 7, 2015

      UK energy suppliers: no shock

      In economics, perfect competition eliminates profit and the incentive for investment disappears. The reverse, one...

    29. July 6, 2015

      RWE: brown is not the new black

      The German utility industry generates so much more than just electricity. It is also a significant producer of irony...

    30. Nick Butler

      July 6, 2015

      Germany — decision means the coal industry lives on

      Last week’s decision on the future of the German energy policy by Sigmar Gabriel — the economics minister and Angela...

    31. June 24, 2015

      Berlin set to scrap plans for climate change levy on power sector

      Germany will scrap plans to raise emissions charges for older coal-fired power stations, bowing to pressure from the...

    32. June 21, 2015

      Iberdrola calls for energy reforms to back ‘efficient’ renewables

      The boss of one of Europe’s biggest power companies has called for deep changes to the way the continent runs and...

    33. May 13, 2015

      RWE warns of impact of emission charge increases on coal power

      RWE has warned of “drastic” consequences for the energy group if plans by the German government to increase emissions...

    34. March 10, 2015

      RWE warns core earnings will fall amid energy market shake-up

      RWE on Tuesday warned of a “crisis” in fossil fuel power generation as Germany’s second-largest utility by market value...

    35. March 6, 2015

      Lord Browne returns to spotlight at side of former rival Fridman

      Even when Lord Browne resigned as chief executive of BP in 2007 after lying to a court about his private life, it...

    36. March 4, 2015

      UK challenge to North Sea deal should make Browne think twice

      Last Saturday’s murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was, to many, an indication of the impunity with...

    37. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as...

    38. March 2, 2015

      The case for blocking Russia in the North Sea

      The Ukrainian crisis is creating awkward commercial conundrums for many European countries as they seek to realign...

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