A new phase in Tepco’s “BP moment”: just like the whirlpool created by the massive tsunami after the March 11 earthquake, Japan’s biggest electricity provider and operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is dragging peers into its own troubled vortex. Read more
In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel Green Power, answers your questions. Read more
In this week’s podcast: We start the show with the UK Budget – what it means for the energy sector in Britain, we move on to a consideration of the global energy mix in the light of rising oil prices and the failure of the nuclear plant at Fukushima, we then take a closer look at the uranium markets and we finish with comments on the blog Energy Source. Guest this week is Tony Ward, head of power and utilities for Ernst and Young. Read more
Many thanks for all your questions for Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel Green Power. His answers will appear on this site on Friday, March 25th.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Keith Parker, chief executive of the UK’s Nuclear Industry Association. Read more
The debate about what might happen to spot natural gas prices as a result of the Japanese nuclear crisis rumbles on. The latest view comes from IHS Cera, and differentiates between what might happen in 2011 and in 2012-14. Read more
In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese quake and beginning of the nuclear crisis, I wrote that the responses of the China and India, which are both planning major investment into new nuclear plants, was much more pro-nuclear than that of Western governments.
But now both have changed position. Read more
In this week’s show: We start with an update on the latest developments at Fukushima. We then look at how the explosions in Japan have affected the energy markets across the world and what the situation could mean for the future of nuclear power. Read more
The FT’s analysis page is all about nuclear power, so to accompany it we have managed to create an interactive map (using Google fusion tables), with the location of every reactor in the world. Zoom in, and click on the dots to see details. Read more
It has been well documented that the damage to Japan’s nuclear capacity could lead to a spike in demand for liquified natural gas. but how much could the country need, and what could that do to prices? Read more