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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Special Report: Innovations in Energy 2013

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    1. July 7, 2015

      UK energy suppliers: no shock

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block...

    13. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block...

    14. February 28, 2015

      UK blocks sale of North Sea gasfields to Fridman fund

      The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed...

    15. February 27, 2015

      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to take charge of a $10bn oil and gas group backed by Russian...

    16. February 11, 2015

      Germany’s green goals have profound consequences for Eon and RWE

      German renewables power forward The solar panels Konrad Kuisle installed on the roof of his barn and milking shed have...

    17. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    18. December 29, 2014

      RWE offers safeguards to ensure North Sea deal goes through

      RWE is seeking to insert safeguards into a €5.1bn contract to sell North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire that...

    19. December 28, 2014

      Corporate Review: A year to forget

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    20. December 1, 2014

      RWE rejects following Eon plan to split business

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, has declined to follow rival Eon and spin off its fossil fuel and nuclear assets...

    21. November 13, 2014

      RWE profits tumble on low wholesale power prices

      RWE, the German utility company, blamed persistently low wholesale power market prices as it reported a 31 per cent...

    22. November 12, 2014

      Eon profit falls by a quarter

      Eon, Germany’s biggest utility by market capitalisation, posted a 25 per cent fall in profit for the first nine months...

    23. August 14, 2014

      RWE: R we there yet?

      In the stock market, travelling almost always beats arriving. RWE management however would love to reach a destination....

    24. August 14, 2014

      RWE set to shut power stations as energy profits fall

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility by market value, posted a 62 per cent drop in profit on Thursday and announced...

    25. June 20, 2014

      Ofgem probes Npower over service failings

      Ofgem, the energy regulator, has given German-owned supplier Npower until August to resolve customer service issues and...

    26. June 3, 2014

      UK electricity: jolt needed

      Wet finger, insert in wall socket, repeat as necessary. A shock to the system is required to encourage investment in...

    27. May 25, 2014

      RWE predicts recovery within two years

      RWE should start to see an improvement in its fortunes in two years as power prices rebound and Germany reforms its...

    28. May 14, 2014

      RWE’s income slips as impact of German shift to renewables grows

      RWE’s net income for the first quarter fell by more than a third as Germany’s switch to renewable energy continued to...

    29. April 16, 2014

      RWE warns income will stabilise ‘at lower level’

      RWE said it expected its net income to stabilise “at a lower level” beyond 2014, after the shift to renewable energy...

    30. March 17, 2014

      RWE: farewell mother

      Ah, utilities – nice, steady income stocks for dear mother’s portfolio. Or so they seemed in early 2009, when Germany’s...

    31. March 16, 2014

      RWE agrees €5.1bn sale of oil and gas arm

      RWE has agreed the sale of its oil and gas exploration unit at an enterprise value of €5.1bn to an investment vehicle...

    32. March 4, 2014

      Germany’s RWE slides into €2.8bn net loss for 2013

      The challenge faced by Europe’s conventional electricity generators was starkly illustrated on Tuesday as RWE,...

    33. February 28, 2014

      RWE expected to declare €3bn net loss

      RWE, Germany’s second biggest utility, is expected to declare a net loss of about €3bn for 2013, in the latest sign of...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. January 28, 2014

      RWE warns of €3.3bn writedown on power plants

      A slump in profits from conventional power plants will force RWE to write down €3.3bn when Germany’s second-biggest...

    37. January 22, 2014

      Urenco hit by slowdown in uranium enrichment market

      Urenco, the uranium enrichment company being privatised by its government and utility owners, expects revenues for the...

    38. January 14, 2014

      German court permits RWE to claim over nuclear shutdown

      One of Germany’s highest courts has ruled that a decision to close a nuclear power plant after the Fukushima disaster...

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