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  1. US energy firms welcome CFTC tweaks to Dodd-Frank rules

    Such contracts might include a natural gas supply deal between a wholesale supplier and a local electric utility, in which the utility can draw additional volumes in the event of cold winter weather, for example.

  2. Fines to rise as regulators continue to punish misconduct

    John Griffith-Jones, chairman of the FCA, said fines should be high enough to deter, but also questioned the utility of ever larger fines. The less fining there is the less [public] pressure there will be to increase them," he said.

  3. 5 New Website Vulnerabilities Straight from Black Hat & DEF CON

    Not to get too technical, the RDI ("Reflected DOM Injection") in this case uses a set up website to host encrypted content, and a web utility which is provided by a well known website such as Yahoo Cache or in this case, Google Translate.

  4. Google April Fools' Pranks 2013: YouTube Closing, Google Nose, Gmail Blue & More!

    Utility poles are about to become a lot more useful. Public Library - A musty, dusty smell evoking brilliance and imagination You know, immature and cheesy, with a quick, bright finish. At least according to Google Nose, one of the latest additions...

  5. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Their current letter to FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz reiterates their position from last November: “Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight. As we have publicly stated previously, the search...

  6. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight. A small fraction of the population believes in a true "free market" that follows the laissez-faire model, but the majority of us are glad to have...

  7. US power markets switch to nodal trading

    The Public Utility Commission of Texas charged the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the system operator that manages 85% of the state's load, in 2003 to develop a nodal wholesale market design to improve market and operating...

  8. Risk managers debate at Energy Risk USA conference

    Jess Totten, director of competitive markets at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, discussed how the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has dealt with the integration of wind energy. Jacobson interviewed Gary Germeroth, chief risk...

  9. Energy sector awaits regulatory clarity

    Xcel Energy is primarily a regulated utility that conducts a small amount of proprietary trading as an ancillary part of its business, but the majority of its transactions are used to hedge its fuel requirements.

  10. Dealing with funding on uncollateralised swaps

    It comes down to banks realising they are in the business of lending money, and just as a loan officer might make a decision to lend billions of pounds to some big utility, we’re going to have to make those same decisions when we’re doing a big...

  11. Deals of the Month: GDF Suez

    GDF Suez, the world's largest producer of liquefied natural gas and the second-largest utility, was at the vanguard of what turned out to be a record-breaking month of issuance in January with its three-tranche, EUR4.25 billion bond.

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