Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is preparing to make top-level management nominations at companies including Eni SpA, the oil and gas producer that pays about 1.2 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in annual dividends to state entities and helps shape public policy.
Japan’s cabinet approved the first national energy strategy since the Fukushima nuclear accident more than three years ago, designating nuclear as an important source of electricity for the resource-poor nation.
Norman Bay, the top sheriff of U.S. energy markets, has taken on giants, imposing more than $881 million in combined fines on Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG over alleged price manipulation.
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s final version of a draft energy report reinforces atomic power’s role in the country’s future and falls short of advocating specific goals for renewable energy use.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet backed changes to Germany’s clean-energy law to try to slow gains in power prices already the second-highest in the European Union and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.