Archive for energy SmartBlogs

American Wind Energy Association today released its US Wind Industry Annual Market Report 2015. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan sat down with SmartBrief to discuss some of the highlights of the report.

Why should the average American support wind energy?
Most Americans strongly favor wind power because it’s clean, it’s cheaper than ever and it’s an inexhaustible source of energy we can make right here in America.[…] Continue Reading »

Earlier this year, Deepwater Wind did something no other wind energy company has done in the U.S. It began construction on an offshore wind farm. Commercial-scale wind projects aren’t uncommon overseas, especially in Europe, but wind on American waters has gone unharvested. Deepwater’s Block Island wind farm, which will be located 16 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, will consist of five turbines and produce up to 30 megawatts.[…] Continue Reading »

CME Group recently unveiled the Futures Institute, an online platform for education, market research and simulated trading of futures. The platform features a mix of live classes, interactive modules, market research and training materials and engages participants with multiple trading strategies, including testing and simulation capabilities.

The platform’s Futures Challenge, which takes place every month, allows participants to compete in a simulated environment tracking 36 of the most liquid futures contracts across six asset classes: Energy, Metals, Interest Rates, Agriculture, FX, and Equity Indexes.[…] Continue Reading »

A roundup of financial news from Day One of the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Central banks still run the show: The past, present and future actions of the world’s central banks drew scrutiny during a panel about prospects for the global economy. Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard, said the increased regulatory powers of the European Central Bank will be a game-changer as will the size and targeting of the quantitative easing he expects the ECB to manage.[…] Continue Reading »

The leadership of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee might differ on what America’s energy future should look like, but they agree that innovation led by the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program will play an important part.

Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and ranking member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, praised the program for fostering ingenuity and the next big thing in energy.[…] Continue Reading »