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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > China Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030

Beijing, 24 November 2014

China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of modern renewables between 2010 and 2030.  The report, Renewable Energy Prospects: China, prepared by IRENA in association with the China National Renewable Energy Centre, also says China can expand renewables in the power sector from 20 to 40 per cent by 2030, making it the world’s largest renewable energy user.

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > The Growing Role of Solar Energy in America

Boston, MA, November 2014

Solar power is growing so fast across the country that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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Commodity Research and Reports > The first week of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

London, 23 November 2014

The first week of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is now in the books.  Ordinarily, one week would be too soon to assess the performance of a major new market infrastructure project such as this.  But given the substantial market focus and interest, I thought it might be helpful if I answered a few common questions we've received to date.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Global Petrochemical Prices Fell 4% in October

London, 20 November 2014

Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market extended its fall by 4% in October, as upstream energy prices continued to slide.  Petrochemical prices, expressed as a monthly average, fell to $1,324 per metric ton (/mt) from $1,384/mt in September, according to the just-released monthly Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI).

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Thomson Reuters releases Interim Silver Market Review

New York, 18 November 2014

At the Annual Silver Industry Dinner organized by the Silver Institute, Andrew Leyland, Manager, Precious Metals Demand in the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, presented the Interim Silver Market Review. This Review included Thomson Reuters’ provisional supply and demand forecasts for 2014. The following details some of the highlights from the report.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Platinum industry launches World Platinum Investment Council

London, 18 November 2014

Six of the world’s leading platinum producers announce the launch of a new industry entity, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC), which will work to develop the global market for platinum investment.

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Commodity Research and Reports > Global gold demand down just 2% YoY to 929 tonnes

London, 13 November 2014

According to the latest Gold Demand Trends report from the World Gold Council, covering the period July to September 2014, global demand for gold was down just 2% year on year to 929 tonnes (t).

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Energy sector must tackle longer-term pressure points: WEO 2014

London, 12 November 2014

Events of the last year have increased many of the long-term uncertainties facing the global energy sector, says the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014). It warns against the risk that current events distract decision makers from recognising and tackling the longer-term signs of stress that are emerging in the energy system.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Falls to Record Low

Beijing, 11 November 2014

Chinese steel market participants expect steel demand to weaken further this year, with the outlook for new export orders dropping dramatically, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which showed a headline reading of 25.61 out of a possible 100 points in November.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > U.S. Ethane Exports ‘Imminent’ Amid Flood of Supply from Shale Plays

Denver, 10 November 2014

U.S. ethane production, forecast to reach 2.5 million barrels per day (b/d) by 2024, will cause supply to exceed domestic demand, making exports “imminent,” according to a report from Bentek Energy, an analytics and forecasting unit of Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information.

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