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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Driverless Cars Poised To Transform Automotive Industry

London, 27 March 2015

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. 

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > First commercial bio-jet flight takes off in China

London, 26 March 2015

China's first commercial biofuel flight landed at Beijing Capital International Airport. Hainan Airlines, Boeing and Sinopec have celebrated China's first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > World Wind Energy Market Update 2015

London, 26 March 2015

After a dismal 2013, when worldwide wind power installations fell by 20%, the wind energy industry rebounded strongly in 2014. Installations grew by 42% year-over-year in 2014 to 51.2 GW of wind power and cumulative installed capacity climbed to 372 GW. Market growth was largely supported by a policy-driven acceleration of installations in three key countries: China, Germany, and the United States.

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Detailed case study on China's national carbon market: IETA

Geneva, 26 March 2015

A new report released by IETA and CDC Climat Research today finds that China has made significant advances on establishing a national emissions trading system, expected to start next year.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Copper Mine Production Costs Continue to Fall

Halifax, Nova Scotia, 24 March 2015

Announced today, after a decade of rising copper mine costs, analysis carried out by SNL Metals & Mining based on its recently-launched mine economics database shows that there has been a steady decline in total cash costs over the past three years.

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Agriculture & Softs Reports > Ag Producer Confidence Reaches All-Time Low

Omaha, Neb, 23 March 2015

Crop and livestock producers’ confidence about the direction of the agriculture economy has reached a historic low, according to the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index (ACI).

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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports > Changing Paradigms in Commodity Markets: PRAs

London, March 2015

What are price reporting agencies doing to remain on top of their game? In this article, Leor Jivotovsky and Jeffrey Wang of Sapient Global Markets discuss how new paradigms are affecting the Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs) and how they are adapting their product and service offerings in the face of these new realities.


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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Carbon emissions from forests down by 25% between 2001-2015

Rome, March 2015

Total carbon emissions from forests decreased by more than 25 percent between 2001 and 2015, mainly due to a slowdown in global deforestation rates, according to new estimates published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.  

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Mexico’s New Energy Landscape

London, 20 March 2015

Unprecedented liberalization and reform in Mexico’s energy sector are creating significant growth opportunities for the country’s economy and for foreign investors, according to a just-released report by Bentek Energy*,  an analytics and forecasting unit of Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information.  

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Will Oil Markets (And Shale Producers) Capitulate Before Demand Recovers?

London, 19 March 2015

Is the U.S. shale industry at a tipping point? Oil prices fell to a six-week low last Friday after the International Energy Agency warned that the U.S. may soon run out of room to store all the oil being pumped out of shale plays across the country. As oil starts to back up, the worry is that prices could fall like a rock. But despite this grave warning, bullish oil traders are keeping their cool. They believe that the low prices will ultimately decimate the U.S. shale industry, removing a large chunk of supply from the market indefinitely,  similar to what happened during the last major oil price crash 30 years ago.

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