Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights | February 2013

Post by admin on February 28, 2013

Welcome to February’s Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights.

bookThe goal of this series is to briefly showcase the top news stories each month for the Energy, Trading, and Risk Management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s best resources spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to

As you may notice this month’s blog focuses a great deal on government and regulations such as EMIR, REMIT, and Dodd-Frank. These continue to be hot topics both in Europe and the US.

Here are the top selections for this month:

  1. In a statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier, the European parliament announces their decision to approve EMIR.
  2. 11 States Challenge the constitutionality of Dodd-Frank  – video. Read the latest update on this story here.
  3. The future of the U.S. and how natural gas will play a pivotal role.
  4. Renewable energy industry is hoping for the same tax and financing benefits as oil and gas companies.
  5. BP oil spill trial proves to be bad for business.
  6. Energy and the State of the Union
  7. The EU urges US to adopt Basel III for sake of world’s financial stability.
  8. After elections in December 2012, Japan now plans to keep nuclear power after all.
  9. Utility companies want a role in greenhouse gas emissions rule-making.
  10. Future of nuclear power: American made mini reactors.

And just for fun :

  1. ESPN reports on what officially caused Super Bowl blackout.
  2. The iPhone to run on solar power?

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