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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 23 2018

Utilities step into blockchain to stay ahead of Europe's energy shakeup

FRANKFURT European utilities plan to begin some direct trades with one another using blockchain technology within months, hoping to stay ahead in a world in which individuals may eventually sell green energy to one another.

Mar 07 2018

Wintershall looks to Brazil for new oil production ventures

KASSEL, Germany BASF's oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall announced plans on Wednesday to expand into Brazil's growing offshore oil sector as part of a drive to boost sales and profit this year.

Feb 22 2018

German battery maker sonnen to link up electric car users

FRANKFURT German solar battery maker sonnen is giving away electric car plugs to new household customers, seeking to attract drivers frustrated by the slow roll-out of shared charging points and link them up to better manage power demand.

Feb 07 2018

Wien Energie to introduce blockchain-based energy products

ESSEN, Germany Austrian utility Wien Energie, fresh from experimenting with blockchain applications in commodity trading, plans to market end-customer products soon in a new central Viennese urban development, it said on Wednesday.

Feb 05 2018

German renewable power expansion will need gas as back-up: Wingas

ESSEN, Germany Germany's new target of nearly doubling renewable power's share of its electricity mix by 2030 needs to be backed up by more gas-fired capacity as nuclear and coal-fired plants are retired, a top gas manager said on Monday.

Jan 24 2018

European gas market can cope with Groningen cuts: industry official

BERLIN European gas networks can cope with further production cuts at the Dutch Groningen field as the government seeks to limit earthquake risks, a leading pipeline company and gas industry official said in an interview on Wednesday.

Jan 23 2018

Next Kraftwerke to grow power aggregation scheme in Europe

BERLIN Next Kraftwerke, a German power plant aggregator, hopes to repeat in 2018 the 50 percent increase in capacity it achieved last year, adding more green power producers at home and in neighbouring countries to its network.

Nov 14 2017

RWE under pressure over coal despite forecast beating profit

FRANKFURT A recovery in German utility RWE's power and commodity trading during the first nine months failed to overcome concerns about its exposure to politically sensitive coal generation on Tuesday, with its shares falling almost 4 percent.

Oct 22 2017

No future(s): Asian financial coal trading dries up as Noble declines, Glencore rules

SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT Financial trading of thermal coal has virtually ceased in Asia as a result of the woes at one major trading house and the growing dominance of another, despite the region being by far the world's biggest consumer of the fuel.

Oct 13 2017

German renewable support fee seen easing around 1.2 percent in 2018: sources

FRANKFURT A surcharge levied on German consumers to support renewable power will be reduced by around 1.2 percent next year, industry sources said on Friday.


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