News & Analysis - Electric Power
The Clean Power Plan has many US coal producers unnerved and power generators considering if it's worth making coal-fired generation more compliant with stricter carbon emissions standards. There's more demand than ever for electric power straining the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid, and other US power markets are also seeing shifts. Platts interviews Dr Gordon Edge, RenewableUK, on the challenge of maintaining UK offshore wind cost reductions at a time of uncertain funding and auction schedules.
August 07, 2015
Like the music producer in the iconic "Saturday Night Live" skit, the US EPA has come back and demanded an increase of something that’s been getting more attention anyway.
July 22, 2015
Banks are continuing to adjust their roles in commodity trading, including for oil, natural gas, metals, iron ore, freight and more. What does it mean for markets?
July 16, 2015
Natural gas surpassed coal for power generation in the US in April; what does the future look like for all of North America?
World nuclear generation tracked by Platts in 2014 rose 1% compared to 2013, the first annual gain since 2011's Fukushima accident curbed global nuclear output sharply.
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Gross nuclear generation by nationThe number of operable units globally has declined from 441 in 2010 to 429 in 2014, triggered by retirements in Germany, Japan and the US.
Mid-Atlantic dailies gained December 5 with the for-December 8 premium and firmer demand for the week ending December 12, along with an uptick in spot gas markets, terms moved up with the rally in NYMEX gas. PJM West Hub day-ahead on-peak futures gained $2 to the mid-$40/MWh for December 8 delivery on the IntercontinentalExchange. PJM West on-peak weekend packages were in the mid-$30s/MWh on ICE, with off-peak weekend packages valued in the upper $20s/MWh.