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About Platts Energy Week

Platts Energy Week TV is an independent energy news and information program that airs weekly on CBS and PBS television stations in Washington, Houston and other markets in the U.S. The program provides a forum where prominent decision makers in government, industry and markets gather to provide information that their peers can use to help gauge opportunities and risks associated with energy investments and trading.

In addition, Platts Energy Week, through its Global Market Spotlight commentary, brings you exclusive insight by Platts’ worldwide team of market editors and reporters, allowing viewers to spot trends and make connections across a variety of commodities by region.

No other TV program provides a single platform for such far-reaching discussion of energy by such renowned people – a program that not only describes what’s happening in energy but also helps set the agenda. Platts Energy Week is part of a long and proud tradition of news and information gathering and analysis at Platts, a company that has informed energy markets for more than 100 years. Our publications, real-time news services and other information products provide the highest-quality news, information, analysis and price assessments in oil, petroleum products, natural gas, nuclear power, electricity, coal, biofuels, petrochemicals, agriculture, metals and steel markets.

Platts Energy Week is part of the WUSA 9’s “Sunday Power Block” of distinguished programming, including CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, and BioCentury This Week.

Show topics include:

  • Smart grid technology
  • Offshore drilling
  • Nuclear energy
  • Renewable resources
  • Natural gas (shale)
  • Climate change

Show guests include:

  • Members of Congress
  • Top officials from DOE, EPA, Interior and other agencies
  • Energy industry CEOs and other top executives
  • Internal experts and foreign officials
  • Representatives from trade groups, labor, and environmental groups
  • Financial analysts and market reporters
  • State officials

Platts Energy Week is the latest addition to Platts' portfolio of more than 100 publications, real-time alerts and other information services dedicated to providing the highest-quality independent news, analysis and price assessments in oil, petroleum products, natural gas, nuclear power, electricity, coal, biofuels and other renewable energy, carbon emissions, shipping, petrochemicals, steel, iron ore and other metals.

What's New
What’s Happening on November 2nd
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on November 2nd.

All Eyes on Global Warming
World leaders will gather in Paris next year to work toward a new global agreement on climate change. Their goal: to set greenhouse-gas reduction targets for beyond 2020. But striking such a large-scale deal is far from easy. Program Host Bill Loveless will interview Christiana Figueres, the climate chief for the United Nations, who is leading the 194 countries involved in the effort.

Next Steps in U.S. Climate Action Plan
President Obama’s climate action plan recently hit another milestone, as government agencies expanded their own emissions-reduction efforts and extreme-weather responses. This comes as the administration considers new greenhouse gas limits for power plants and prepares for global climate talks. Coordinating the administration’s efforts is Mike Boots, acting director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He will explain the latest developments.

Financing U.S. Solar Power Projects
2014 looks like another banner year for solar power. The U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association forecasts a 36% rise in solar-panel installations, with an increasing share from homes and commercial buildings. But non-residential customers still face funding challenges. hase Weir, CEO of Distributed Sun, a company that finances, develops and builds solar projects, will explore this issue.

Market Spotlight: China’s Coal Import Tax
China has been shaking things up in the Asian coal market with a new import tax which is posing challenges to countries supplying coal to China. Platts Associate Editor Mia Aureus and Editorial Director James O’Connell will explain.

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