How will the recent plunge in oil prices affect Asian countries?
PARIS | By Anne Feitz at Les échos via Presseurop | This week, France confirmed its ban on shale gas exploitation and the European Parliament demanded environmental impact studies before all test drilling starts. More obstacles for a resource that may yet not be the solution to Europe’s energy problems.
It’s not going to get any easier for clean energy sector soon. Although it is gaining in public image, global investors will remain cautious as long as gas prices remain low.
MADRID | By David Fernández, financial analyst | According to a JP Morgan report, natural gas prices in the US are at least 50% cheaper than in the UK and just a third of what Germans pay.
By Eberhard Rhein | When introducing new energy systems, policy makers should pay more attention to a balanced development between production and consumption.