E.On Head Blasts E.U.’s Energy Unbundling Plans

Law360, New York (January 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- German utility E.On AG's chief executive has lashed out at calls from European regulators to quell anti-competitive practices in the energy sector through unbundling, arguing that forcing energy companies to separate production from distribution networks would not improve competition in the area of network operations.

Speaking on Tuesday at the Handelsblatt Energy Conference 2007 in Berlin, E.On CEO Wulf Bernotat said that the energy company rejects the idea of ownership unbundling because it equivocates a “seizure of assets,” Dow Jones reported, citing a copy of his...
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