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Feature: The Trump Administration

February 28, 2017
In an address to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump did not utter the word energy, or delve deeply into energy policy debates. But Trump touched on areas of interest to the sector.
Trump gives overview of policy, but no specifics on energy goals
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Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
In a speech to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump offered broad insight into his policy goals and reaffirmed his administration's push to rollback federal regulations.

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London (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 1022 am EDT/1422 GMT
Day-ahead power prices in the UK were little changed to mixed Thursday as weakening wind output and power demand coupled with forecasts for increasing solar output pushed the prompt market in different directions.
Louisville, Kentucky (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 811 am EDT/1211 GMT
Duke Energy Ohio's latest wholesale power auction, which cleared at $50.71/MWh and whose results were unanimously accepted Wednesday by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, continued a year-long trend of a gradual increase in prices in the Duke Energy subsidiary's competitive bidding process to serve non-shopping customers.
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EU's power market proposals aim to avoid price collapse by 2030

EU's power market proposals aim to avoid price collapse by 2030

2017-03-15 12:16:42 EST

The European Commission's proposed EU power market design is all about integrating increasing shares of low-marginal cost renewables efficiently and avoiding a wholesale price collapse by 2030.

The Barrel Blog

February 21, 2017
Kenya is proving an excellent testing ground for initiatives that prove successful elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is now seeking to do the same with electrification.
February 07, 2017
The startup in January of LNG supplies to the small Mediterranean island state of Malta could be considered a mere drop in the ocean for the global LNG market.
January 20, 2017
We consider commodity prices during President Barack Obama's tenure and will track how they change during President Donald Trump's time in office.
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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.


Northeast US coal burn increased in March even as retirements will impact power gen mix
March 22, 2017
- It seems Mother Nature decided to skip most of winter in the Northeast US this year, but a recent cold snap bumped up power and gas prices in March and the region's generation mix is still changing.
Sizing up Trump's oil and energy policy initiatives from the Bone zone
March 06, 2017
- Ken Bone, the man behind the internet's most famous red sweater and a worker in the energy industry, shares his thoughts about President Donald Trump's energy policy path so far.
US coal producers disciplined in the face of higher prices, lower stockpiles
January 31, 2017
- US thermal coal prices have risen over the past few months, largely lifted by higher gas prices for power generation, and forecasts for a tighter gas market in 2017 is good news for coal producers.
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