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French Regulator Appoints New Deputy General Rapporteur

Laure Gauthier has been appointed Deputy General Rapporteur of the Autorité de la concurrence by decision of the General Rapporteur, Stanislas Martin, who heads...

China’s State Grid Looks To Latin America In $3B Deal

State Grid of China will pay €2.57 billion (US$3 billion) for an electricity network company in Chile, its first overseas deal in almost a...

UK: Two of Britain’s biggest energy groups in talks to combine

Energy supplier SSE says it has been in talks with the owner of rival, Npower, discussing the option of forming a new UK...

Taiwan: Largest-ever solar energy merger announced

Three major Taiwanese solar cell makers on Monday, October 16, announced a merger that will become the largest-ever deal of its kind in the...

Australia: Energy sector lacks competition says watchdog

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered its preliminary report examining retail electricity prices to the Turnbull government, providing yet more evidence...

Japan/US: Kurarary buying Calgon Carbon for US$1.1b

Calgon Carbon and Kuraray announced on Thursday, September 21, that the boards of both companies have unanimously approved of Kuraray’s acquisition of Calgon for...

UK: Aveva agrees 3-billion software deal with Schneider

France's Schneider Electric will take a 60% stake in an enlarged industrial software business worth about GBP£3 billion (US$3.9 billion) after agreeing to combine...

China: State-owned energy giants merge

China’s top coal miner Shenhua will take over China Guodian, another of the country’s top five state power producers, in a deal that will...

US: Sempra Energy bids US$9.45bn for Oncor beating Buffett offer

Sempra Energy has reached a deal to buy Oncor for US$9.45 billion after swooping in to snatch the power-transmission company away from Warren Buffett’s...

US: Westar Energy and Great Plains agree to US$14b merger

he parent company of Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has struck a new merger deal with Kansas’s largest electric utility aimed at resolving...

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