Presents an international comparative survey on electricity prices. Average cost of electricity in Australia; Willingness of the Control Council in Belgium to lower electricity prices; Increase in the average price of electricity in Canada.
Power Economics. 6/1/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p8-10. 3p.
Markets, Economic competition, Prices, and Electricity
The article reports that last week saw three separate developments, which speak volumes about how Europe's electricity market is developing and why it differs so much from other markets. These respective developments were: a report from Accenture, which concluded that Great Britain enjoys some of the lowest electricity prices in Europe, which the report attributes to the competitive market environment and the generation fuels used; an announcement from the European Commission that the investigation into stalled competition was being delayed; and, the announcement from Scottish Power that it had agreed the sale of its U.S. PacifiCorp business.
REports on the introduction of a full retail competition in the electricity market of Australia. Network pricing identified by Nemmco; Role of the National Code Administrator for administering and enforcing the National Electricity Code; Process of updating legislation by the federal system in Australia.
Power Economics. 6/1/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p4-4. 1/9p.
Emissions (Air pollution), Air pollution, Prices, Carbon, and Electricity
The article reports that prices of European carbon emissions have hit a record high after concerns that companies could exceed permitted targets over the next three years. The surge in Great Britain gas and electricity prices has also been a significant factor, following fears of tight supplies in the coming Winter.
Power Economics. Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p12-12. 1/3p.
Price regulation, Prices, and Electricity
Reports the electricity pricing problems in California. Move of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend price control system scheme imposed in California to other western states; Impact of the scheme on the power prices across the region; Relation of the scheme on the increase blackouts and power restrictions.