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S&P Global Ratings’ dim outlook for America’s new gas-fired generators is covered by Project Finance International

An S&P Global Ratings report into America’s independent power producer (IPP) market concludes that generators are at the mercy of thin margins and waning power demand – which could force energy companies to restructure their operations or even lead to generator closures.   In an article written by Project Finance International, S&P’s senior director, U.S. energy …

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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’ Michael Ferguson explains why American hydropower is undergoing a financing renaissance in an article for Business Green

At first glance, America’s hydropower generators may appear peripheral to the country’s grid, but according to Michael Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ Head of US Energy Infrastructure, there is more than meets the eye. Writing for Business Green, Ferguson argues that although new plants are all but prohibited, and many assets are fast approaching their useful …

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Not what it once was: S&P’s Michael Ferguson writes for Energy Voice on why nuclear may have had its day

  Nuclear power has been a staple resource for the North American energy sector for much of the past 50 years. But recent trends suggest that nuclear asset closures – particularly throughout the Midwestern and Northeastern U.S. – have been growing for some time. Exelon Corp.’s decision to retire its most reliable nuclear units in …

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