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Interview: UK offshore wind – industry calls for volume and certainty
July 30, 2015
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.
European renewable power output rises as German wind, UK solar boom
July 22, 2015
Platts Andreas Franke examines the impact the remarkable rise of renewables is having on conventional power generation.
Interview: How markets can help the EU power grid cope with 50% renewables
June 25, 2015
Peder Andreasen, new president of EU power grid operators' body Entso-e, and Bente Hagem, Entso-e's new chair, on plans for a new EU power market design.
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ERCOT sets fourth new July peak power demand record this week
Houston (Platts)--31 Jul 2015 1208 pm EDT/1608 GMT
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new July peak demand record of 67,624 MW Thursday, the fourth such record in as many days, according to the grid operator.
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News & Data Feature: Global Nuclear Performance Analysis

June 22, 2015
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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2014 nuclear power generating trends
The biggest increase in output was in the Netherlands, where nuclear output from the country's single plant climbed 42% in 2014.
Gross nuclear generation by nation
The number of operable units globally has declined from 441 in 2010 to 429 in 2014, triggered by retirements in Germany, Japan and the US.

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Gas and Power Watch - Europe

Financial or non-financial? Why EU financial rules matter for energy companies

June 12, 2015 (7:22)

Platts Siobhan Hall on how energy companies will be affected by EU financial rules intended to tackle the kind of bad behavior in banks that led to the global financial crash.


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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.


The Barrel Blog

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?
July 10, 2015
In just 10 years' time, wind is forecast to overtake natural gas as the biggest single power generation source by installed capacity in Europe.
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