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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson believes more American nuclear assets could close in an article for Rigzone

  Some American nuclear energy plants are at risk of closure as a consequence of inexpensive natural gas driving down power prices. But could the outlook for U.S. nuclear assets improve in the future? Michael Ferguson, Director, U.S. Energy Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings, believes the outlook will likely remain shrouded by uncertainty. Writing for Rigzone, …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson tells Downstream Today that the outlook for America’s nuclear assets remains bleak

Given its high operating costs and diminishing competitiveness, America’s nuclear sector is suffering from economic strain. With their long-term profitability at risk, some nuclear assets have been decommissioned ahead of schedule, while others are on the verge of closure. In a feature for Downstream Today, S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson offers his verdict on the …

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S&P Global Ratings’ research into the risks associated with U.S. hydro assets in the age of Trump featured in the specialist press

Despite the U.S. president Donald Trump’s agnostic approach towards climate change, a recently-published S&P Global Ratings report has found the 2,200 U.S.-based hydropower facilities are experiencing a financing renaissance. While questions have been raised due to the nation’s stagnating hydropower capacity and fears the resource will be side-lined under Trump’s administration, S&P believes a resurgence …

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Siemens Financial Services’ (SFS) CEO takes to LinkedIn Pulse to discuss recent developments to the U.S. energy mix

Last week U.S. President Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 2030. In response, Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO of Siemens Financial Services (SFS), takes to LinkedIn to blog about his predictions for a drastic energy shift in U.S., from coal to cheaper, …

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