The current financial crisis could possibly affect the energy industry in profound ways, according to Wall Street Journal
Although most opportunities may seem risky at this point, for investor with financial soundness and strength now could be a good period to acquire and take over undervalued assets. With banks turning down borrowers, projects could remain undeveloped and innovations left unfinanced.
Speaking of acqusitions, the largest Swedish power company Vattenfall has made an offer on British Eclipse Energy. The offer at £18 per share roughly amounts to £51,5 million. The company has a 250MW combined natural gas and wind power offshore project, on the coast of England, and five land based wind power projects in Wales. Iberdrola and EON are mentioned as other "predators".