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July 21, 2014 (3:39)
US electric power markets increasingly are turning to demand response, which aims to control customers' energy use and reduce stress on the grid.
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UK prompt power prices rebounds on strong NBP, low wind forecast
London (Platts)--25 Jul 2014 912 am EDT/1312 GMT
UK day-ahead power prices bounced back Friday on the back of bullish NBP spot prices and easing wind output, while supply margins are set to tighten next week to below 10 GW which also supported the market.
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The Latin American quandary: lots of shale gas, not a lot of production
Imports of LNG to Latin American are up 18% so far this year, according to Bentek, a unit of Platts. But, with so much recoverable indigenous supply, why is Latin America paying top dollar for imported gas?
A new book seeks to lift the lid on the commodity rulers of the world
Platts' David Elward on how the bubble for commodity-contract trading, or the buying and selling of contracts to bet on the future price of commodities, is deflated, or so the liquidity statistics suggest.
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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.
Pace of Turkish energy market liberalization slows
June 18, 2014
EPIAS has still to be formally incorporated and questions remain over whether the platform -- originally expected to be operational by October 2013 -- can be up and running before 2015.
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Interview: EU carbon market regulation and reform (part 2)
June 25, 2014 - Jesse Scott of Eurelectric on proposed carbon market reforms and the risk that EU policy delay could cause future trouble for energy investments.
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Interview: EU carbon market regulation and reform (part 1)
June 23, 2014 - Jesse Scott of Eurelectric on proposed carbon market reforms and the risk that EU policy delay could cause future trouble for energy investments.
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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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