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    1. August 24, 2015

      European industrial groups hit by push to renewable energy

      After years of painstaking development, Siemens was triumphant in 2011 when its new H-class gas turbine, the world’s...

    2. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

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    1. Inventions and Patents

      Over the past 40 years, global R&D has largely been dominated by Europe, the US and Ja...
    2. Central & Eastern Europe: Emerging Industries

      Many countries in central and eastern Europe want to shift their economies towards inn...
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    1. August 12, 2015

      Eon profits fall amid big restructuring

      Cold weather boosted sales at Eon, Germany’s biggest utility by market value, but income declined sharply as the...

    2. August 11, 2015

      Iran faces hurdles in supplying gas to Europe

      After Iran struck a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme, Hossein Zamaninia, its deputy oil minister,...

    3. August 10, 2015

      Polish manufacturers hit by power cuts

      Poland’s factories and industrial plants have been forced to reduce production because of power cuts and energy supply...

    4. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2015

      Europe must wake up before Iran falls into the arms of Russia and China

      Everybody seems to be greedily eyeing potential business deals with Iran after the nuclear deal reached with six world...

    5. August 2, 2015

      Barack Obama plan pushes US states towards carbon pricing

      President Barack Obama’s climate goals are prompting US states to explore the use of carbon markets as a way to comply...

    6. July 30, 2015

      Lossmaking Areva needs €7bn capital injection

      Struggling French nuclear group Areva on Thursday disclosed it needed a bigger than expected capital injection worth...

    7. July 19, 2015

      Ineos chief makes case for UK to leave European Union

      Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire founder of Ineos, the chemicals group, has predicted that the UK would thrive outside...

    8. July 16, 2015

      Finnish officials reject nuclear plant investor

      Finland’s plan to build a nuclear power station with help from Russia has been thrown into doubt after officials in...

    9. July 9, 2015

      Greek energy minister unveils plan for €2bn gas deal with Russia

      Greece has mapped out details of a planned landmark €2bn gas project with Russia in a move that could stir tensions...

    10. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Greece in No doubt about its future

      Greece has an even more uncertain future following Sunday’s No vote, while Rolls-Royce’s new CEO continues the...

    11. The Exchange

      July 3, 2015

      How will Russia benefit from a Grexit?

      Vladimir Putin’s shadow seems to be chasing Europe. Suspicious commentators find it virtually everywhere, and the Greek...

    12. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Designing a new EU-Turkey strategic gas partnership

      The 2014 Ukraine crisis reinforced the EU’s quest for security of gas supply. The European Commission released an...

    13. July 1, 2015

      Meat eating set to drive growth in grain demand

      Livestock feed will drive demand for grains and other cereals in the next decade as human grain consumption and the use...

    14. June 30, 2015

      Pollution, angry MPs and old barns: Heathrow’s expansion hurdles

      If those opposed to the expansion of Gatwick airport have their green fields and areas of outstanding natural beauty as...

    15. June 30, 2015

      Plastics companies stretched by rising prices

      For any industry, it would be a spectacular windfall: a near 50 per cent fall in the cost of its major input. That is...

    16. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. June 1, 2015

      Renzi has to show that he really does stand for change

      For a man who likes to give the impression of incessant activity, to be told “pull your finger out” might seem...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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