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Houston (Platts)--26 Apr 2017 119 pm EDT/1719 GMT
The US electricity sector faces many uncertainties in the spring of 2017, but the resurgence of coal-fired generation is not among them -- it will not happen.
Warsaw (Platts)--26 Apr 2017 943 am EDT/1343 GMT
Polska Grupa Energetczna (PGE), Poland's largest utility, wants the government to introduce a capacity market this year so that its conventional units will receive support before proposed EU emissions standards take effect.
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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.


Podcasts

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.
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.
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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The Barrel Blog

April 24, 2017
The introduction of sweeping reforms by India’s National Democratic Alliance government since they came into power in 2014 has given a new momentum to India’s manufacturing sector.
April 20, 2017
France is facing its most uncertain presidential elections in decades. The outcome is critical not just on a geopolitical level, but also in terms national energy policy.
March 29, 2017
With the UK now firmly on track toward Brexit, question marks still hang over what impact the persistent weakness of the pound may have on its fuel costs.
March 28, 2017
The battle over South Africa’s Mining Charter highlights a lack of confidence in government. Neil Ford explains in his latest blog post.
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North American Electricity methodology

Published December 2014

This statement of methodology for Platts' North American electricity includes detailed information on the submission of price data from market participants, the formation of indexes and assessments, and the publication of index-related information, including volumes and deal counts.


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