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Kiran Stacey

Francesco StaraceIn this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel Green Power, answers your questions.

Less than a year after the company’s troubled flotation, Francesco answers your questions on the effect of the Japanese nuclear crisis on renewables, EGP’s management structures and changes to European solar subsidies.

Next week, Keith Parker, chief executive of the UK Nuclear Industry Association, will be in the hotseat. Send all your nuclear-crisis related questions to energy.source@ft.com by the end of Sunday, March 27th.

But for now, over to Francesco:

Kiran Stacey

Solar farmOne of Europe’s top renewables bosses has contradicted much of the rest of the solar industry by saying he is unconcerned about the changes being made to subsidies for solar power by governments around Europe.

Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel Green Power, said his company was “not at all worried” about recent changes to government policies, which have included reductions in solar subsidies in the UK and Spain, as well as discussions on a similar move in Italy.

FT Energy Source

- BP blow as Rosneft tie-up is blocked – FT

- BP’s big freeze in Russia – WSJ

- Time running short for Dudley’s Arctic gamble – FT

- Dudley has only himself to blame for deal flop – The Telegraph

- BP/AAR/Rosneft: ruling sours deal – FT Lex

- Japan widens nuclear exclusion zone – FT

- Bankers return favour with loan for Tepco – FT

- UN climate chief watchful pf Japan nuclear mishap – Reuters

- US watchdog sees gaps in reactor safety – FT

- A radical kind of reactor – NY Times

- French nuclear love affair starts to cool – FT

- Cheap US natural gas forces Mexico to scale back LNG – Argus

- Ofgem investigates profits from energy bills – The Telegraph

- Premier Oil unfazed by North Sea tax – FT

- Tax raid ‘threatens North Sea oil industry’ – The Times

- Investment warnings follow tax raid on oil – FT

- North sea tax threatens $3bn of field sales – Bloomberg

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