Nuclear fear and Germany’s headlong plunge into renewable energy.
On a recent trip to Germany to study the country’s energy policy, the phrase “energy transition,” or “energiewende” as the Germans say, was on everyone’s mind. After all, this is an election year for Germany, and the country’s national energy policy has flipped traditional energy regulation on its head – bringing with it many new challenges. Germany’s leaders believe they will change the world because of it. Only time will tell.
Duke appoints Steve Young to replace Lynn Good as CFO; CenterPoint and OGE Energy name executives for their new natural gas partnership; First Solar hires Joe Kishkill as chief commercial officer; Pepco promotes Donna Cooper to president; Cleco changes executive management team; plus announcements and appointments at KCPL, Chesapeake, UNS, FirstEnergy, and EPRI.
A formal methodology for developing ring-fencing arrangements and setting conditions.
Howard Lubow, Ryan Pfaff, Robert Malko, and Leslie Moore Romine
How can decision makers determine the appropriate degree of ring-fencing for a utility holding company? The authors propose a systematic and objective method – recognizing business and financial risks specific to the regulated utility and its affiliates.
Wall Street is back in business. What’s next for utility finance?
Michael T. Burr
When Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008, it marked the beginning of a financial crisis. By most accounts, the utility industry has been a picture of stability through tumultuous times. The view from Wall Street remains bullish – despite some reasons for concern.
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