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January 2015


Upcoming Events

2015 SME Annual Conference & EXPO CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference “Mining: Navigating the Global Waters”
15 18 February 2015
Denver, Colorado
Website: http://www.smeannualconference.comExit EPA

Navigating the American Carbon World, presented by Climate Action Reserve
28 30 April 2015
Los Angeles, California
Website: http://www.nacw2015.orgExit EPA

The Fourteenth Annual Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Conference: Advancing CO2 Emission Reduction Systems to Achieve Global Goals, Meet Electricity Needs & Utilize Domestic Resources
28 April 1 May 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.exchangemonitor.com/default/assets/File/CallforPapers090814.pdf Exit EPA (PDF, 4 pp, 618K)

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Recently Released Publications

A Fuel of the Future
Alex Marshall, December 16, 2014.
World Coal (PDF) Exit EPA (2 pp, 912K)

Lima Call for Climate Action
Decision -/CP.20 (Advance Unedited Version) (PDF) Exit EPA (43 pp, 686K)

Diversification of Energy Supply: Prospects for Emerging Energy Sources
Michael M.D. Ross, RER Energy, August 2014.
Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper No. 403 Exit EPA

Carbon Corner

Lima Climate Talks: Summary of Key Outcomes

The climate talks that occurred in Lima, Peru in early December lasted for two weeks and involved delegates from 190 countries. After long deliberation an agreement was forged which has invoked optimism for the 2015 meeting in Paris. The Green Climate Fund successfully reached and surpassed the USD 10 billion target, totaling approximately USD 10.2 billion in pledges. More information about outcomes from Lima can be found at the link below.

Source: Summary of Key Outcomes Exit EPA


2013-2014 Average Monthly Price of Gas

Sources: Henry Hub Prices*, ARB Offset Prices** Exit EPA, Electricity Prices***

*Henry Hub gas prices are a widely accepted national indicator of gas prices, and therefore chosen for this display. **ARB Offset Prices shown represent all compliance offset protocols. The Mine Methane Capture protocol was not adopted until April 2014. ***Retail electricity prices displayed are for all sectors covering the entire U.S.

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