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Kiran Stacey

As Italy becomes the latest European government to consider changing its solar subsidies, ministers should pay attention to today’s report into green investment from the Pew Environment Group. Read more

A nasty stasis in shares in E.ON, RWE and EDF. Read more

Kiran Stacey

When Germany announced its plan to phase out nuclear power stations last month, shares in the big four German power companies rose. The agreement made with the German government would see Eon, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall pay a nuclear-fuel rods tax of €2.3bn until 2016 – but the market had been expecting worse.
Today Moody’s has warned that the impact of the tax might yet force a downgrade of the companies’ credit ratings however. Read more