Alstom

Alstom and Schneider Electric of France appeared to beat off rivals GE and Toshiba with an improved €4.1bn ($6.4bn) bid for the transmission and distribution arm of state-owned nuclear group, Areva.
Areva

After a 14-month battle to acquire Spanish power company Endesa, E.ON has accepted an alternative deal, which will see the German multi-utility increase its position in both the Spanish and Italian electricity markets.
Areva

A report commissioned by the UK government argues that if no action is taken global warming, the resulting climate change could lead to a reduction in the size of the global economy of up to 20 per cent.