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      Utilities companies search for new business models as losses mount

      Vattenfall, Sweden’s state-owned energy giant, is caught between a rock and several hard places. Energy is plentiful and...

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      Several factors conspire to increase fossil fuel use

      Under slate-grey skies one chilly October morning in Warsaw, Ewa Kopacz, Poland’s new prime minister, saw first-hand the...

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      Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

      From the windswept polders of Schleswig-Holstein, where fields are dotted with wind turbines and farmers’ barns covered with...

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      EU warms to the potential efficiencies of district heating

      In 1978, Bulgarians flocked to see a film called Toplo (“Heat”). Now hailed as a comic classic in Bulgaria, the movie...

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      EU seeks alternative energy suppliers

      When Guenther Oettinger, the EU’s commissioner for energy, warned last month that Russia might cut natural gas supplies to...

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      Europe strives to wean itself on dependence on Russian gas

      An interim gas deal between Ukraine and Russia has been in the works. If a new price and a timetable for paying off $5.3bn...

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      Marshall’s postwar logic holds true in Ukraine today

      Ukraine is ravaged by war, aggravating its economic and financial crisis. It needs major reforms but also substantial...

    8. October 21, 2014

      Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas deal

      Russia has raised further conditions for resuming gas supplies to Ukraine, dashing hopes that a deal to safeguard Europe’s...

    9. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    10. October 21, 2014

      Franco-Spanish energy spat tests EU

      When it comes to Europe’s energy networks, Spain is an island – and it blames France for its isolation. After decades of...

    11. October 19, 2014

      Good news from the lower price at the pump

      Amid the Pandora’s box of woes opened up in the markets last week, there was at least one more cheerful sign: the plunge in...

    12. October 19, 2014

      Poland’s coal miners dig in for struggle over restructuring

      Almost 1km below the rolling hills of southern Poland, four men, their faces coated in a slick layer of coal dust and sweat,...

    13. October 19, 2014

      Poland weighs splitting coal assets into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ mines

      Poland hopes to split its state-owned coal mining assets into a “good miner” and a “bad miner” under a controversial...

    14. October 19, 2014

      Might makes right in a new era of piracy

      The New Pirates: Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea, by Andrew Palmer, IB Tauris, £22.50 The release...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame: The idea that Donetsk, the centre of...

    17. October 16, 2014

      Russia takes EU to court over Ukraine sanctions

      Russia is taking the EU to court over sanctions imposed on some of its biggest companies. The move is a sign of the pain...

    18. October 15, 2014

      UK blocks €5bn Russian North Sea deal

      The UK has blocked a €5bn deal by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to acquire gasfields in the North Sea, as even private...

    19. October 15, 2014

      Ukraine fears frozen conflict could yield winter energy crisis

      At the Foxtrot appliance store in Kiev, the must-have product these days is a Delonghi electric heater. “This is the last...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Poland leads opposition to EU energy deal

      Poland and other eastern European countries are prepared to scupper the EU’s landmark climate change deal next week if they...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

      The night shift at Agropolychim, Bulgaria’s biggest fertiliser plant, received a fax at 4.30am on January 6 2009 warning...

    22. 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...

    23. October 13, 2014

      EU plans to revive lifeless carbon market

      Since 2008, Europe’s carbon market has shown symptoms of terminal decline. Rock bottom prices for allowances have given...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Gazprom considers shelving Vladivostok LNG project

      Gazprom has said it could shelve its Vladivostok liquefied natural gas project as the Russian state-controlled energy giant...

    25. October 10, 2014

      Too many unanswered questions over Chinese growth

      Millions of Chinese are planning to leave China. Why? Where are they going? What do they plan to do? The FT is running a...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: Montenegro is proving its commitment to Euro-Atlantic values

      By Milo Đukanović, president of the Government of Montenegro Although Montenegro is one of the smallest of the Balkan...

    27. October 9, 2014

      Bratusek withdrawal clears way for new EU commission approval

      Alenka Bratusek, the former Slovenian prime minister personally selected by incoming European Commission president...

    28. Nick Butler

      October 8, 2014

      Hinkley Point: the nuclear winners and losers

        © Matt Cardy/Getty Images The EU approval of the nuclear development at Hinkley Point marks an important, if not decisive,...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Houston, we don’t have a corporate bond liquidity problem: What might happen to the...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Power group CEZ keen to expand despite the risks

      CEZ, the largest power group in post-communist central Europe by market capitalisation, is contemplating not just one, but...

    31. October 7, 2014

      China swoops in on Italy’s power grids and luxury brands

      Italy’s business elite – senior executives from blue-chip companies such as Telecom Italia and Vodafone plus high-ranking...

    32. October 3, 2014

      Coal-fired generator qualifies for UK standby power list

      Coal-fired power producer, Drax, and French energy group, EDF, have qualified for a UK scheme to reward power companies for...

    33. October 1, 2014

      Poland on course for battle on new EU climate change targets

      Poland’s new prime minister on Wednesday set her country on course for a battle with Brussels over the EU’s future climate...

    34. September 29, 2014

      Row deepens over Finland’s nuclear plant

      Finland’s government has come under renewed pressure over its decision to approve a Russian-built nuclear reactor amid...

    35. September 28, 2014

      Investors opt to watch Russia and Ukraine – and wait

      Today’s best sellers on Olena’s stall in Kiev, yards from floral tributes to protesters killed by Ukrainian state snipers...

    36. September 26, 2014

      Russia and Ukraine near deal on gas supplies

      Kiev and Moscow on Friday agreed the basis of a deal that could restore natural gas supplies to Ukraine and avert the risk...

    37. September 26, 2014

      Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine

      Hungary has stopped supplying gas to Ukraine through a “reverse flow” pipeline just days after the head of Russia’s Gazprom...

    38. September 25, 2014

      Coal: before the flood

      The flood was stopped by the actions of a boy. Spotting a hole in the levee, he plugged it with his finger until help...

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