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October 21, 2014 (15:44)
Henry Edwardes-Evans, associate director for European power, talks with Ross McCracken, managing editor of Energy Economist, about the future of renewable electric power in Europe, which is technically feasible but could require major changes to the business models on which the industry is currently based.
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CSAPR could speed up MATS-related power plant shutdowns, say some
Houston (Platts)--24 Oct 2014 613 pm EDT/2213 GMT
Opinions were mixed Friday on the possible impact of a reimplementation of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, with some market watchers saying it could accelerate power plant shutdowns, while others said it's too soon to tell.
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Blogs

UK power margins tighten further for winter, but gas stocks high
A fire broke out October 19 at the UK's Didcot B gas-fired power station, in the latest of a series of unexpected problems that have considerably tightened the margin of spare supply available to the country's electricity market this winter.
Keeping the electricity flowing in Europe and the UK…or at least trying
Among the many brilliant and baffling woodcuts by the Dutch artist MC Escher is a depiction of what appears to be a triangle made of three sections of wood, which is in fact an impossible construct owing to the way the joints appear to fit together.
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News Features

Japanese power generators hold high LNG inventory
September 24, 2014
Japanese power companies have been building LNG storage since early this year, and now their spot appetite has weakened for the shoulder months, an analysis by Platts showed.
EPA CO2 rules could boost nuclear power
June 25, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency's recently released plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants could provide a boost to nuclear power.
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Will US coal be left out in the cold this winter?
August 21, 2014 - Platts editor Andrew Moore explains how prices for Powder River Basin and Central Appalachian coal didn't react quite as expected this winter, and now transportation issues are compounding issues for utilities.
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Turkey targets 50% power generating capacity hike by 2023
August 11, 2014 - Assessing the need for 100 GW of installed power in Turkey by 2023, with demand forecast to more than double during this period.
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Special Report: Can shale gale save the naphtha crackers?
According to a report from Platts unit Bentek, over the five-year period to 2016, the development of shale gas exploration in the United States is expected to increase natural gas liquids production by more than 40%. Jim Foster examines the how the changing dynamics of NGL product might play out for naphtha crackers.
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