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    1. June 23, 2015

      France, Spain and Portugal look to unlock Algeria gas exports

      France, Spain and Portugal will seal an elusive political agreement early next week that is intended to increase exports of...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Aggreko's Weston does the splits

      Aggreko’s Chris Weston is putting his stamp on the rental group with a reorganisation, while Cinven has sold a 30 per cent...

    3. 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 regulates...

    4. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2015

      European LNG: political wish but economic pipedream?

      Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, energy security was a hot buzzword in Europe. But while many of the continent’s...

    5. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU vote to...

    6. June 12, 2015

      Big differences hold up efforts to secure global climate deal

      The two men chairing UN talks aimed at securing a global climate deal have made an unusually public plea for understanding...

    7. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2015

      Turkey risks losing the trust of its western partners

      Turkey’s recent initiatives within Nato are remarkable but, even so, may not be enough to secure the trust of its western...

    8. June 11, 2015

      China raises its profile in intellectual property

      The statistics are straightforward: European inventors are falling behind in the global patent rush. What is far less clear...

    9. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

      At the end of 2014, Silicon Valley’s Progress Software Corporation acquired the Bulgarian software start-up Telerik for...

    10. June 4, 2015

      Statoil and ExxonMobil chiefs call on EU to allow fracking

      European laws restricting fracking have come under attack from the chief executives of two of the world’s largest oil and...

    11. June 3, 2015

      Chevron chief lashes out at European oil groups on climate change

      The head of Chevron, one of the largest US oil companies, has attacked his European counterparts for backing a global carbon...

    12. May 31, 2015

      Energy groups nod to climate of opinion

      In their rhetoric, there is a sharp contrast between European and US oil companies’ views on climate policy. In their...

    13. beyondbrics

      May 27, 2015

      Ending the African migrant crisis means tackling it at its roots

      The African migrant crisis is in the global headlines and rightfully so. It is high time people were talking about this dire...

    14. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: List of bills

      Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech outlines the agenda for the new government and is the first purely Conservative legislative...

    15. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2015

      Fighting poverty by mobilising domestic resources

      This year, global leaders could set the world on a path to overcoming extreme poverty by 2030. Achieving this will require...

    16. May 24, 2015

      Germany’s decision on coal brings a clash of wills

      The conflict at the heart of Germany’s energy policy is coming to a head. Can Germany claim to be an environmental leader...

    17. Nick Butler

      May 24, 2015

      The burning issue of German coal

      The conflict at the heart of Germany’s energy policy is finally coming to a head. Can Germany claim to be an environmental...

    18. May 21, 2015

      National Grid calls for UK to plug in to Europe

      The chief executive of National Grid on Thursday called for the UK to be more deeply integrated into a Europe-wide energy...

    19. May 21, 2015

      Coal and gas power dying out in Europe, says energy chief

      Gérard Mestrallet, chief executive of Engie, one of the world’s biggest power companies, says fossil fuel electricity...

    20. May 20, 2015

      GE would sell intellectual property rights to secure Alstom deal

      General Electric said on Wednesday that it was willing to sell intellectual property rights to allay European Commission...

    21. May 20, 2015

      Oil market buoyed by product demand

      The oil market is coping with storage capacity limits because demand for products such as petrol has been unexpectedly...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address newly...

    23. May 7, 2015

      Gazprom announces deal with Ankara to build Black Sea pipeline

      Gazprom says it has reached agreement with Ankara to build a “Turkish Stream” pipeline across the Black Sea, bringing the...

    24. May 7, 2015

      Siemens to cut 4,500 jobs to help turn round power and gas arm

      Siemens plans to cut a further 4,500 jobs to help turn round its power and gas division and other underperforming industrial...

    25. beyondbrics

      May 5, 2015

      Time to end Europe's dependence on Russian energy

      Margrethe Vestager is one of the most influential women in Danish politics but it was her recent decisions as European...

    26. May 2, 2015

      Lithuania accuses Russia of disrupting work on Baltic power cable

      Lithuania has accused Russian warships of interfering with work on an undersea power cable linking it to Sweden that is...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Huge solar projects in north Africa target Europe, but will Brussels help?

      One of the most interesting solar projects around, TuNur, hopes to generate two nuclear power plants’ worth of renewable...

    28. April 30, 2015

      Plastic recyclers feel the squeeze after oil price crash

      Plastic recyclers struggle with collapse in oil prices When Chris Dow opened his £35m plastic recycling plant in the...

    29. April 29, 2015

      EU launches electricity supplier probe

      The EU has launched an inquiry to determine whether 11 member states are paying illegal subsidies to electricity suppliers...

    30. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    31. April 26, 2015

      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    32. April 22, 2015

      Studies strengthen insecticide link to bee population decline

      Two studies have added powerful scientific evidence to the view that agricultural pesticides are contributing to a decline...

    33. April 22, 2015

      Gazprom and the EU test energy ties that bind

      On the day in October 1973 when Soviet gas started flowing to West Germany diplomats from the two countries gathered in...

    34. April 22, 2015

      Brussels accuses Gazprom over stranglehold

      Brussels has confronted Gazprom over its stranglehold on gas supplies to eastern Europe, accusing the Russian...

    35. April 22, 2015

      Q&A: Gazprom accused

      Brussels is charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position in eastern Europe’s upstream gas market. The formal...

    36. April 21, 2015

      Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

      More than a decade after it started investigating the European gas market, and long after it forced the continent’s biggest...

    37. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    38. April 20, 2015

      EU poised to unveil antitrust charges against Russia’s Gazprom

      Brussels will on Wednesday accuse Russia’s Gazprom of illegal abuse of its dominant position in Europe’s gas market,...

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