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William S. Weaver

M&A 2002: The Need for Strategic Clarity

What type of merger strategy should energy companies pursue in light of new industry uncertainties?
Richard J. Rudden and James P. Bolduc

Repeatable M&A: Creating a Value Chain Reaction

How building capabilities for repeated M&A can increase shareholder value.
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How building capabilities for repeated M&A can increase shareholder value.

Despite significant recent upheavals, the energy industry's long-term consolidation is likely to continue. Many companies appear to be moving towards, or have announced, consolidation strategies in their preferred areas of the industry. ()

News Analysis

A leaner bureaucracy sharpens its market-monitoring tools.
Mark Hand is senior editor at Public Utilities Fortnightly.

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Gas Marketers: Oblivious to All the Fuss

New mega-marketers, niche players emphasize opportunity.
Los Angeles Times

 

Energy Trading & Marketing: The Evolution of the Deal

Energy traders and risk managers reengineered their business dealings to manage against unexpected political and financial risks posed by California and Enron in 2001.
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That Giant Sucking Sound? Rural Distribution Territories and Utility Earnings

Rob Church and Greg Hafer

Rural Distribution Territories: A Drag On Utility Earnings?

 

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Industry hopes its centralized assets aren't in the crosshairs.
Richard Stavros

 

Industry hopes its centralized assets aren't in the crosshairs.

When the topic of U.S. energy security comes up, OPEC typically springs to mind. Sure enough, following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, politicians and energy executives quickly rallied before the public for less reliance on oil supply from OPEC member nations, and for bolstering domestic energy production.

Nuclear and Coal: Rebirth on the Horizon?

An analysis of the business opportunities behind coal and nuclear plant expansion.
Mark Hand

 

An analysis of the business opportunities behind coal and nuclear plant expansion.

Electric power industry trade publications and the popular media have noted a growing interest in the rebirth of both nuclear power and coal-fired generation. These technologies would be a supplement to, or an alternative to, the natural gas fired generation that appears to be the predominant fuel and technology for new power generation facilities in the coming decade.

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