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.
CFTC Chairman confirms regulator will propose new rule on position limits as part of its expanded remit under financial legislation that could be enacted imminently by US President Obama
Proposals to replace the existing US SO2 and NOx emissions reduction schemes may not be enough to remove market uncertainty.
What longer-term implications could the moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico have on production costs and supply amid uncertainty over new regulations asks Pauline McCallion
Several North American power market system operators have switched to a nodal system in recent years in search of greater market transparency, more granular and accurate pricing and the ability to manage congestion more precisely. Pauline McCallion looks...
Energy risk managers from across North America convened at Energy Risk’s annual US conference in May to discuss the many challenges currently facing the sector, including derivatives regulation and carbon market growth, as Pauline McCallion reports
US legislators are shoring up a range of sweeping financial regulations to tighten derivatives trading. Pauline McCallion provides an overview to the regulatory changes in the pipeline
A new position limits regime for energy trading in the US could have a significant impact on the sector. Pauline McCallion examines the proposals and finds out about the potential implications for energy players
Pauline McCallion speaks to industry experts to find out what new derivatives regulations could mean for the end-users of energy hedging products
New US derivatives regulation is expected to compel companies to redefine their risk management strategies
The new US derivatives regulatory regime to raise transparency and reporting requirements for energy traders will present business opportunities for technology companies in the sector
Energy companies are looking to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for more clues about the future regulatory landscape after the US Congress set the stage last week for a wide-ranging overhaul of derivatives regulation
Evolution Markets expansion targeted to respond to growing demand for alternative energy sources
The US President will immediately appeal yesterday’s ruling by a Louisiana judge to block the six-month drilling moratorium put in place in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico
As the US Congress moves to boost derivatives clearing requirements, an industry panel has called for regulators to investigate a move towards clearing and netting across US power markets and to clarify the legal uncertainty in the area
A Canadian heavy crude oil contract launched this week will help oil market participants to exploit expected production growth in heavy crude from Canadian oil sands
The US Senate voted against stripping the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its powers to regulate carbon emissions yesterday, and is now set to consider a new energy bill without a cap-and-trade element
Oil prices are not expected to top $100/bbl in 2010 as energy sector participants pare down their 2010 forecasts in light of supply issues