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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade

London, 1 October 2014

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Solar could be the largest source of electricity mid-century

To achieve that vision, IEA reports call for clear, credible consistent signals from policy makers

Paris, 29 September 2014

The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 while solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants could provide an additional 11%. Combined, these solar technologies could prevent the emission of more than 6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2050 – that is more than all current energy-related CO2 emissions from the United States or almost all of the direct emissions from the transport sector worldwide today.

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Technology & Commodity Reports > Is Now the Time for Opensource in CTRM

London, 27 September 2014

In this ComTech Advisory White Paper, we take a look at the concept of Open Source software in commodity trading. In doing so, we are asking the question, why has this approach not yet been tried? And if it were to be tried, would it help? The white paper is really designed to foster debate around the topic as opposed to take a stance on the issue one way or the other. Acutely aware of the many challenges facing both users and vendors in this fast moving and complex business, ComTech Advisory is always interested in pursuing research into how technology adoption might be improved. The question posed by this white paper is simply this – Is now the time for Open Source CTRM?

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Technology & Commodity Reports > Leading managed services provider FCM360 talks E/CTRM

London, September 2014

With specialized E/CTRM service firms emerging, companies that depend on energy and commodity trading no longer have to worry about establishing and managing their own infrastructure for Energy Trading & Risk Management and Commodity Trading & Risk Management.

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > How to make stronger, “greener” cement

Cambridge, Mass, 26 September 2014


Analysis of material’s molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions: Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way in which those emissions could be reduced by more than half — and the result would be a stronger, more durable material.

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Technology & Commodity Reports > Taking the Next Step in CTRM Cloud Solutions

In the last decade, a quiet revolution has occurred within the E/CTRM (Energy/Commodity Trading and Risk Management) software category as vendors and users have increasingly adopted the cloud-computing model. This move has been driven by demand largely for more affordable E/CTRM software as reflected by a lower total cost of ownership.

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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports > Commodity Trading and Risk Management Technology

London, September 2014

In just under 2 week’s time, 120+ delegates from the global CTRM community (users, service practitioners, vendors etc). will meet in London to discuss best practice in CTRM technology and deployment and spend the day focused on the key issues and trends impacting the E/CTRM software category.

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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports > FSB publishes feasibility study on aggregation of OTC derivatives trade repository data

London, 19 September 2014

G20 Leaders agreed in 2009 that all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts should be reported to trade repositories, as part of their commitments to reform OTC derivatives markets in order to improve transparency, mitigate systemic risk and protect against market abuse. To date, a total of 25 trade repositories in 11 jurisdictions are either operational or have announced that they will be. Aggregation of the data being reported across these trade repositories is necessary to ensure that authorities are able to obtain a comprehensive global view of the OTC derivatives market and activity. The FSB is publishing today a study of the feasibility of various options for a mechanism to produce and share global aggregated data.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

London, 18 September 2014

In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout.  

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Urgency for energy traders to stay informed about upcoming regulatory changes

London, 18 September 2014

Riccardo Rossi, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Gazprom says, “the uncertainty around some of these rules is that they touch upon fields where there is no ‘best practice’ in place for energy markets. Most of this legislation tries to apply standards, which are applicable to financial markets, also to commodities. But, commodity markets are different from each other - more so than all financial markets.”

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