Energy companies say key definitions in recently adopted US financial legislation are too broad or need clarifying, and call for additional 'trader' classification
Exelon could become one of largest US wind generators after an $860 million acquisition of John Deere Renewables, but wind advocates remain concerned about the sector's development without a national renewable energy standard
Turning points: Constellation Energy’s managing director, risk, Harald Ullrich
The US is on track to double renewable energy generation capacity by 2012 and halve solar power costs by 2015, according to the Department of Energy
The price volatility seen in energy markets in recent years has had a big impact on the bottom line of many airlines, both in the form of higher prices as well as hedging losses. Pauline McCallion speaks to industry participants about the outlook for...
Clean slate for coal
Mergers and acquisition activity could be on the up in the US power market in spite of staid economic conditions. Pauline McCallion examines the outlook for M&A
Government and regulators are urged to act quickly to create a stable regulatory regime in the wake of the Macondo oil spill or risk stifling domestic production
Market participants call for clearing decisions to be left to market forces and caution regulators about clearing house ownership
CFTC fines ConAgra Trade Group for artificially pushing crude to $100 per barrel in January 2008, the year prices hit all-time peak of $147 per barrel
The US Department of Energy has announced further funding for clean coal technology R&D as part of plan to maintain a diversified energy portfolio
New technology means the cost of shale gas production is more favourable than natural gas
Database created by former FERC enforcement director aims to create more transparency around notices
The US Department of State has extended an inquiry into a major crude oil pipeline expansion that could transport 1.1 million barrels per day from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the US Gulf Coast
Derivatives reform in the US has kicked off a new era for the CFTC, which will see a significant expansion of its authority under the updated regulatory regime, as Pauline McCallion reports
A new awareness of the importance of monitoring credit risk alongside market risk has prompted a need for better risk aggregation within energy companies, according to experts
The latest US Senate energy bill has been criticised for omitting a renewable energy standard (RES), which drafters felt would not attract the 60 votes needed to pass the bill
Taking a more uniform approach to certain aspects of power market development in the US could help build a stronger, greener generation portfolio. Pauline McCallion finds out more
Playing a role in the development of a bespoke technology solution gives energy traders and risk managers more control over how they perform their daily duties, according to experts. Pauline McCallion finds out more
The Chicago Climate Exchange’s founder, Dr Richard Sandor – who played an instrumental role in the development of spot & futures markets under the US Acid Rain Program – speaks to Pauline McCallion about the similar role environmental markets can...
BlueStar Energy Solutions’ chief risk officer, John Wengler, speaks to Pauline McCallion about managing energy risk in the US power markets
US congressional gridlock over a federal cap-and-trade scheme has left regional programmes to continue the development of a nationwide patchwork of strategies to reduce carbon emissions
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Thursday announced plans to boost transparency in the financial futures markets with the publication of a new report.
As US regulators embark on redefining over-the-counter derivatives trading, energy end-users need to be aware of how they will be categorised and the potential impact on trading costs.