European utilities face increased regulatory pressure17 May 2017
RWE announced ‘solid’ results for Q1 but has raised concerns that a UK price cap and tougher regulation on emissions could lead to costly retrofitting of plants and early closures.
The German utility said declining generation margins and additional burdens for its new subsidiary Innogy on the UK retail market caused a decline in earnings. RWE’s adjusted net income for the quarter was €689 million ($763 million), down from €838 million in the first quarter of last year.
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