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Netherlands: Consortium to buy Eneco

On Thursday, July 18, Dutch lender Rabobank announced that it has formed a consortium with investment firm KKR seeking to buy utility Eneco, according...

Italy: Renewable energy initiative approved under state aid rules

The European Commission has ruled that a €5.4 billion (US$6.1 billion) Italian renewable energy initiative is permissible under the EU’s rules governing state aid. The...

EU: Commission says Serbia’s TurkStream branch to impede competition

The European Union’s energy watchdog said on Thursday a planned section of Gazprom’s TurkStream pipeline set to carry Russian natural gas across Serbia to...

Colombia: Gov fails to award renewable energy projects

Colombia on Tuesday, FEbruary 26, failed to award 23 energy generation and commercialization contracts in its first renewable energy tender, because the results would...

Thailand: Regulator blocks US$4b sale of Engie’s Glow to PTT

Thailand’s energy regulator has blocked PTT's bid to acquire power firm Glow Energy from France’s Engie for up to US$4 billion, reported Reuters. The deal, first...

Germany sets up body to lead modernisation of competition law

Posted by Out-Law Germany sets up body to lead modernisation of competition law By Michael Reich A new body tasked with proposing reforms to competition law to better...

UK: Ofgem proposes price cap on energy tariffs

On Thursday, September 6, Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem proposed a price cap on default energy bills to save households about a billion pounds a...

UK: Ofgem alleges energy firms breached competition law

  UK energy regulator Ofgem has alleged that energy suppliers Economy Energy and ‘E’ (Gas and Electricity), along with consultancy firm Dyball Associates, have breached...

UK: SSE-Npower referred to Phase 2

Britain’s competition watchdog has ordered an in-depth investigation of the merger of SSE’s retail power and gas business in the UK with German rival...

China/Russia: Police take CEFC chairman, leave US$9b oil deal in limbo

According to Reuters, Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC had already started paying for a stake in Russian oil company Rosneft when China’s economic crime police...

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