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Feature: US Election 2016

December 08, 2016
The US CFTC acted unanimously December 5 to re-propose regulations setting position limits, meant to head off excessive speculation in 25 physical commodity futures and swaps markets.
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Surging tax equity to come under Trump review
Just as speculation mounts over the future of tax equity as a way to finance renewable projects, the number of participants currently active in that market has been growing, pushing up deal flow.
Trump meets with climate champion Al Gore
President-elect Donald Trump met with climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore at Trump Tower in New York City on December 5.

Platts Snapshot

UK leaves power generators in dark over post-2020 carbon taxes

2016-11-29 09:58:19 EST

Anu Ramanathan reports on the UK's decision to hold the Carbon Price Support rate at £18/mt until 2020 in a bid to provide certainty to businesses.


November 10, 2016
It's a much different picture for American natural gas, coal and power than just a few days ago as the US energy industry eyes a future under President-elect Donald Trump.
November 09, 2016
In a special post-election episode of Capitol Crude, senior editors Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon look at what impact Republican Donald Trump’s victory will have on US oil policy and markets.
October 11, 2016
Assessing the ICAO's global aviation emissions agreement and how it is likely to reinforce airlines' commitment to improving their fuel efficiency.
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News Headlines

Houston (Platts)--8 Dec 2016 621 pm EST/2321 GMT
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator Board of Directors on Thursday approved the system's latest transmission expansion plan with 383 new projects spread across the grid operator's sprawling footprint, estimated to cost almost $2.7 billion.
London (Platts)--8 Dec 2016 835 am EST/1335 GMT
German onshore wind power developers will add over 4 GW of new capacity in 2016 with total installed onshore capacity already rising above 45 GW after 3.1 GW were added in the first nine months of the year, wind research group Fachagentur Windenergie an Land said Thursday in a study.
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UK day-ahead power contracts rose March 21 amid stable power demand as forecasts for falling wind and solar power generation tightened surplus margins, sources said.

The Barrel Blog

November 17, 2016
Many comments made during European Utility Week in Barcelona this week would make a gas producer’s blood run cold. Ross McCracken explains.
November 15, 2016
Since the victory of US President-elect Donald Trump last week, businesses and governments have been working overtime to try to discern exactly what his presidency might mean for a range of important policy areas.
November 09, 2016
Voters in Monterey County passed a ballot initiative Tuesday to ban fracking in the county, and the state of Washington rejected a carbon tax proposal.
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