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  1. July 24, 2014

    Russia sanctions: being "insufficiently cautious"

    Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Mistrals… That’s one Twitter parody (of Charles de Gaulle, and a certain pair of...

  2. Brussels Blog

    July 24, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions memo: the details

    Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, chairs a security council meeting at the Kremlin this week Although the sanctions...

  3. July 23, 2014

    UK energy department reverses Drax biomass decision

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has reversed its decision to exclude Drax Group from receiving an enhanced...

  4. July 23, 2014

    EU energy saving plan targets Russian gas links

    Brussels unveiled a 30 per cent energy efficiency target on Wednesday aimed at weaning Europe off Russian gas, but appeased...

  5. July 23, 2014

    Biomass report adds to debate on power station subsidies

    Burning wood to generate electricity can produce as many of the carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change as a...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  7. July 21, 2014

    Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

  8. July 21, 2014

    Forcing Putin to think again

    Since the start of the Ukraine crisis European governments have been more reluctant than the US to impose sanctions on...

  9. July 19, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four months

    Iran and six world powers agreed on Friday to a four-month extension to nuclear negotiations after significant gaps remained...

  10. July 17, 2014

    Q&A: The latest western sanctions on Russia explained

    The US has imposed its harshest sanctions yet on Russia to protest at its conduct in Ukraine, targeting big companies such...

  11. July 17, 2014

    Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

  12. July 17, 2014

    Nato must focus on the ‘hybrid wars’ being waged on the west

    As Europe’s leaders prepare for their summer break, there is one group that has little prospect of hitting the beach this...

  13. July 15, 2014

    Swedish industrial bellwether SKF struggles amid cautiousness

    Industrial weakness in western Europe weighed on SKF in the second quarter, as the world’s largest producer of ballbearings...

  14. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities made a modest rebound after breaking a two-month winning streak last week. Haven assets were...

  15. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

  16. Nick Butler

    July 13, 2014

    It's time for a renewables multinational

    Getty Images Why are renewables moving so slowly? Of course the output of renewable energy is growing in absolute terms and...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the reaction to Banco Espirito Santo’s problems. NEWS Banco Espírito...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Europe risks ‘significant’ gas shortages this winter

    Europe faces a “significant risk” of gas shortages this winter if there is any disruption to Russian supplies through...

  19. July 9, 2014

    EU energy market: Pipe dream

    Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2014

    Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU gas...

  21. Brussels Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

    The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

  22. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  23. July 6, 2014

    Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

    Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

  24. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  25. July 4, 2014

    Germany relaxes opposition to fracking 

    Germany is to relax its outright opposition to fracking by allowing field trials of the controversial technology in a step...

  26. July 3, 2014

    France ready to sell corporate stakes to pay down debt

    France has signalled it is ready to sell some of the state’s €100bn corporate shareholdings in companies to help pay down...

  27. Brussels Blog

    July 3, 2014

    EU energy security: in hot water

    When looking for scapegoats for the EU’s energy crisis and our dependence on Russian gas, it is all too easy to attack...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Gazprom shakes up export division in bid to improve "cooperation with foreign partners"

    Medvedev out Gazprom has been struggling to adapt to the tectonic changes in global gas markets and has finally decided a...

  29. July 2, 2014

    ExxonMobil to pump $1bn into Europe

    ExxonMobil is to invest more than $1bn in its refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, in a rare vote of confidence in a beleaguered...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 30, 2014

    CEZ board changes reflect rise of finance minister

    By David Binar and Nicholas Watson of bne in Prague CEZ made big changes to its supervisory board at its AGM on June 27,...

  31. June 26, 2014

    Germany and EU row over energy subsidies

    Brussels and Berlin traded barbs on Thursday amid a bitter row over EU competition rules allegedly scuppering reforms to...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s in six days time (Details here) Markets: The mood across Asian markets was upbeat as traders...

  33. June 26, 2014

    US gas push wins eastern Europe praise

    Eastern European governments have praised US lawmakers for advancing efforts to expedite American natural gas exports, as...

  34. June 24, 2014

    Green bank to invest £1bn in offshore energy

    The Green Investment Bank is to launch a £1bn fund to buy stakes in UK offshore wind farms in an effort to bolster a...

  35. June 23, 2014

    Bulgarians clash over Russian role in bank rescue

    Bulgaria’s finance minister and central bank have clashed over a state-controlled Russian bank’s possible involvement in the...

  36. June 22, 2014

    UK state aid approval requests to EU continue to rise

    The number of state aid approval requests by the UK to the European Commission continued to rise last year despite the...

  37. Nick Butler

    June 22, 2014

    Energy Efficiency - time to invite Cinderella to the party

    The debate on European energy policy which will come to a head at the EU summit later this week is focused on building new...

  38. June 22, 2014

    Oil price volatility hits European airlines

    European airline shares have fallen sharply as growing violence in Iraq marks the end of an unprecedented period of low...

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