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Morning Energy Blog – October 10, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • Stocks close little changed on light volume. • Nasdaq breaks 9 day rally. Equities closed marginally lower yesterday on very light volume due to the holiday. The Dow fell 13 points to 22,761 and the S&P 500 slipped 5 points to 2,545. The Nasdaq touched an all-time high intraday but […]

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Morning Energy Blog – June 9, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • Investors digesting major news events from yesterday. • Nasdaq finishes at record high. Investors are digesting the trifecta of news events that occurred yesterday. The first event was the conclusion of the ECB’s meeting. The central bank made no changes to their current accommodative monetary stimulus program but changed the […]

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ERCOT Sets New April Demand Record

Peak demand records are being set already in ERCOT, and its only May!  Load up on the sunblock and get your peak demand management ready, it could be a long, hot summer… ERCOT last month set a new record for April peak demand, registering a high of 53,420 MW during the hour ending 5 p.m. […]

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Morning Energy Blog – April 25, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • Investors pile back into stocks after the French elections. • Nasdaq posts another record high. Relieved that centrist Emmanuel Macron garnered the most votes in round one of the French elections investors poured back into stocks sending both European and U.S. stocks soaring. France’s CAC 40 skyrocketed up 4.14% ending […]

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Morning Energy Blog – April 18, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • Investors risk appetite increases after risk-off holiday weekend. • U.S. stocks bounce back. After three sessions of losses putting the indexes at two month lows on Thursday U.S. equities rallied hefty yesterday with investors putting back on the risk they’d taken off before the holiday weekend. The Dow rose a […]

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Morning Energy Blog – March 31, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • U.S. stocks close higher on upwardly revised Q4 2016 GDP. • Nasdaq logs 21st record high. The Commerce Department reported revised Q4 2016 GDP data yesterday noting GPD for the quarter rose 2.1%, up from the previously reported 1.9%. The rise was due to increased consumer spending which rose 3.5% […]

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Morning Energy Blog – March 10, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • U.S. stocks close flat to Wednesday. • Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of this bull market. Yesterday U.S. equities closed basically to Wednesday’s levels with the Dow adding 2 points to 20,858, the S&P 500 edging up the same amount to 2,365 and the Nasdaq rising a single point to […]

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Ohio regulators approve AEP plan to retire 1,500 MW of coal generation

Ohio is making steps towards greater reliance on solar and other clean energy sources.  With the retirement of 1500MW of coal, the state is looking to replace most of that lost generation with large-scale solar facilities, with a focus on giving jobs to veterans. Ohio regulators have formally approved a settlement designed to shift the […]

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U.S. energy production, consumption has changed significantly since 1908

A lot has changed in the way we produce and consume energy since the Cubs last won the World Series. Technological changes and society’s push for renewable energy has led to a reshuffling of the US energy consumption mix. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians are set to […]

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