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UK leaves power generators in dark over post-2020 carbon taxes

2016-11-29 09:58:19 EST

Anu Ramanathan reports on the UK's decision to hold the Carbon Price Support rate at £18/mt until 2020 in a bid to provide certainty to businesses.


November 10, 2016
It's a much different picture for American natural gas, coal and power than just a few days ago as the US energy industry eyes a future under President-elect Donald Trump.
November 09, 2016
In a special post-election episode of Capitol Crude, senior editors Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon look at what impact Republican Donald Trump’s victory will have on US oil policy and markets.
October 11, 2016
Assessing the ICAO's global aviation emissions agreement and how it is likely to reinforce airlines' commitment to improving their fuel efficiency.
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Feature: US Election 2016

November 15, 2016
Uncertainty is the watchword in the US electric power sector as its waits to learn if Trump administration actions and policies will result in appreciable generation stack changes for merchant generators and integrated utilities.
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US elections have 'marginal effect' on coal in 2017 as demand key
The US elections could have only a "marginal effect" in 2017 on the coal industry, although market tailwinds could still provide a boost, analysts said November 15.
Clean Power Plan faces uncertain future with Trump victory
President-elect Donald Trump's victory throws a lifeline to the beleaguered US coal industry for at least four more years, as a number of regulations are likely to be unwound, sources say.

News Headlines

London (Platts)--5 Dec 2016 1001 am EST/1501 GMT
German and French day-ahead power prices rose Monday amid low wind output, but contracts further out continued to fall with the mild weather outlook now stretching into the week before Christmas, while forward power fell further with EUA carbon allowances now trading just above their lowest in three years, after falling over 30% since mid-November, according to sources.
Houston (Platts)--2 Dec 2016 524 pm EST/2224 GMT
Excessive forced generation outages in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's South Region has prompted one of that region's state regulators to wonder whether penalties are inadequate for generators that fail to be available during high-demand circumstances, stakeholders learned Friday.
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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.

The Barrel Blog

November 17, 2016
Many comments made during European Utility Week in Barcelona this week would make a gas producer’s blood run cold. Ross McCracken explains.
November 15, 2016
Since the victory of US President-elect Donald Trump last week, businesses and governments have been working overtime to try to discern exactly what his presidency might mean for a range of important policy areas.
November 09, 2016
Voters in Monterey County passed a ballot initiative Tuesday to ban fracking in the county, and the state of Washington rejected a carbon tax proposal.
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