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Platts Decarbonization Index

What is Platts Decarbonization Index?Platts Decarbonization Index represents the theoretical cost to offset residual global emissions using carbon credits from increasingly sought-after segments of the Voluntary Carbon Market such as Nature-based Avoidance and Tech Carbon Capture.Disclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form .ABZIA00Platts Decarbonization Index $/mtCO2eyes

Platts Platts Guarantees of Origin (GOs) Assessments

What are Platts Platts Guarantees of Origin (GOs) Assessments?Platts Guarantees of Origin (GOs) assessment by S&P Global Commodity Insights is the daily price for electronic certificates that prove the electricity bought and consumed by an end-user comes from renewable source. (The equivalent market in the US is Renewable Energy Certificates).Platts GOs REGOs Credit Assessments HeardsPlatts GOs REGOs Credit Assessments CommentaryDisclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form .HQNMA00Hydrogen Netherlands PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) MA Eur/KgyesIGYBL00Hydrogen California PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) USD/kgyesIGYFM00Japan Hydrogen PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) $/Kgyes

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What are Platts Hydrogen Price Assessments?The daily price assessments demonstrate the production cost of hydrogen for Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) production methods, including some regions Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), along with prices for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis, Alkaline Electrolysis, Auto Thermal Reforming (ATR), Coal Gasification and Lignite Gasification production pathways, depending on the production hubs. The calculated prices reflect both the commodity production cost and the capital expenditure (CapEx) associated with building a hydrogen facility.Platts Hydrogen Assessment Weekly CommentaryDisclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form .IGYFY00Japan Hydrogen PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) $/kgyesHYSAJ00Hydrogen Saudi Arabia Alkaline Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) $/kgyesHYNWC00Carbon Neutral Hydrogen Ex Works Northwest Europe $/Kgyes

Platts European Biomethane Guarantees of Origin (GOs)

What are Platts European Biomethane Guarantees of Origin (GOs)?Platts European Biomethane Guarantees of Origin (GOs) and UK Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs) assessments by S&P Global Commodity Insights are the daily prices for European GOs and UK RGGOs, electronic tracking certificates that represent the environmental attributes of 1 megawatt hour of biomethane entering the natural gas grid. Biomethane is purified biogas, which itself is an alternative to traditional, fossil fuel-derived natural gas, generated through the processing of organic residues from different feedstocks, many of which may otherwise emit methane into the atmosphere.Platts European Biomethane GOs HeardsPlatts European Biomethane GOs commentaryDisclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form .HQNMA00Hydrogen Netherlands PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) MA Eur/KgyesIGYBL00Hydrogen California PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) USD/kgyesIGYFM00Japan Hydrogen PEM Electrolysis (incl CAPEX) $/Kgyes

CARBEX powered by Viridios AI Carbon Credit indices

What are CARBEX powered by Viridios AI Carbon Credit indices?In partnership with Viridios AI, Platts is publishing six 'CARBEX' carbon credit indices. The six indices reflect the value of different types of voluntary carbon credits and enhance market transparency in the complex voluntary carbon credit and co-benefit markets. Co-benefits are terms attached to carbon credits that provide evidence of meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, defined by the United Nations General Assembly.Disclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form .CBXAA00Household Devices CARBEX $/mtCO2e (CBXAA00)yesCBXAB00Soil CARBEX $/mtCO2e (CBXAB00)yesCBXAG00Blue Carbon CARBEX $/mtCO2e (CBXAG00)yes

Platts American Energy Certificates (US RECs)

What are Platts American Energy Certificates (US RECs)?Platts American Energy Certificates (US RECs) assessment by S&P Global Commodity Insights is the weekly price for the REC certificates, issued from electricity generated, and delivered to the electric grid, from a renewable energy resource. As others EACs, a REC sells separately from the actual electricity. The REC owner retains exclusive rights to claim “using” or “being powered by” the renewable electricity associated with that REC.American Energy Certificates commentaryDisclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form .RECMAC1Massachusetts REC Class 1 Current Year Vintage WklyyesARHAI00NAR Any REC Current Year Vintage WklyyesADJAK00ERCOT Emissions Adjusted SREC Current Year Vintageyes

Platts Biodiesel Assessments

What are Platts Biodiesel Assessments?S&P Global gathers price data from a wide segment of the market, including biodiesel producers and distributors as well as agricultural traders, fuel blenders, retailers and refiners. Biodiesel is an umbrella term that covers a range of potential fuels derived largely by a transesterification process from such diverse feedstocks as rapeseed, palm oil, soybean or even used cooking oil and tallow.Disclaimer*This summary (Heards and Prices) will be available for a limited time only. *If you would like to learn more about gaining access to our range of assessments, please fill in this form . *If you would like to learn more about our assessments and methodology, please email MRTS_AgricultureandFood@spglobal.com.ABPLA00Biodiesel DAP Paulinia R$/cbm (ABPLA00)yes

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S&P Global Commodity Insights Weekly ET News Highlights – Apr 15, 2024

Moment of truth looms for European green hydrogen investments Energy transition highlights: Our editors and analysts bring you the biggest stories from the industry this week, from renewables to storage to carbon prices. Time is running out to get on track with Europe's ambitious 2030 hydrogen production targets as developers due to take final investment decisions battle macroeconomic headwinds, industry representatives said at the Reuters Hydrogen conference in Amsterdam. Recent years have seen a multitude of project announcements, pre-front end engineering design studies, FEED studies and preliminary investments, though FIDs have been scarce. “There are some board rooms that are getting a little bit impatient by now,” Rabobank Executive Director Hyung-ja de Zeeuw said April 9. “If you think that we’ve only got six years left until 2030, I guess 2024 is going to be a key year for clean hydrogen projects here in Europe.” Around 4% of announced clean hydrogen projects in Europe have taken FIDs, according to Hydrogen Council Director Policy and Partnerships Daria Nochevnik. Price of the week: Eur4.50/kg The price ceiling for the first pilot auction under the European Hydrogen Bank mechanism. Results will be announced April 30, with the fund expected to clear well below the cap. Editor’s pick: Premium and free content SPGlobal.com Biden's carbon capture plans inch closer to reality amid uptick in well permits The Biden administration's ambition to capture carbon dioxide on a large scale and inject it back into the ground may have seemed daunting one year ago with only two CO2 storage facilities in the US. But a boost in federal spending on the technology in 2021 and 2022 may finally be bearing fruit after a sudden uptick in permits, according to industry watchers. Australia to unveil new plan for clean energy, green manufacturing: PM Australia will unveil a new plan in 2024 to support clean energy and green manufacturing projects to compete better against other nations’ subsidy schemes such as the US’ Inflation Reduction Act to draw investments in clean fuels, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, in what is being seeing as a pointer to big new fund allocations coming up. Escalating geopolitical tensions may give carbon market a key role to play: GenZero Carbon markets will be most critical in a scenario where global climate action is fragmented and geopolitical tensions are at their highest, as opposed to a scenario of full climate cooperation where carbon markets are least needed, Singapore’s state-owned decarbonization investment platform GenZero said. Platts Connect European Hydrogen Bank pilot auction to clear well below Eur4.50/kg price ceiling The first pilot auction for green hydrogen production under the EU’s European Hydrogen Bank facility will clear comfortably below the price ceiling of Eur4.50/kg ($4.89/kg), Innovation Fund policy officer Johanna Schiele said April 10. The results of the first Eur800 million auction will be released on April 30, Schiele said. Hydrogen market developing in New York; regulatory, power market challenges remain Using hydrogen to generate power in New York does not currently add up economically, but there is reason for optimism as the technology to do so will likely be needed in some capacity to help meet state decarbonization goals, experts said. China’s CEIC starts construction of 100,000 mt/year capacity green ammonia project China Energy Investment Corporation, one of the country’s largest state-owned energy companies, has started construction of its renewable ammonia project in Cangzhou in the eastern province of Hebei with a planned annual production capacity of 100,000 mt, likely to be completed by Q4 2025.

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S&P Global Commodity Insights Weekly ET News Highlights – Apr 8, 2024

US Solar eclipse expected to significantly reduce solar power output in several markets Energy transition highlights: Our editors and analysts bring together everything you need to know about the industry this week, from renewables to storage to carbon prices. A total solar eclipse will cross North America on April 8, passing over Mexico, the US and Canada, causing significant reductions in solar power plant output with the greatest impacts occurring in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and PJM Interconnection power markets. An annular eclipse obscures most of the sun except for a halo of sunlight around the edge of the moon’s dark disc, while during a total eclipse the entirety of the sun will be blocked by the moon. In Dallas, the partial eclipse will begin at 12:23 pm CT, with maximum totality occurring at 1:42 pm and the partial eclipse will end at 3:02 pm, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Maximum totality will reach Cleveland at 3:15 pm ET, Buffalo at 3:20 pm, and Caribou, Maine at 3:33 pm. Solar power production in ERCOT is expected to drop to 3 GW generated during the hour of totality versus the roughly 18 GW that is usually generated during that same time of day on a clear sky day in April, according to Maxar Technologies, an advanced forecasting company that provides data to US power grid operators. As the moon’s shadow moves north through the PJM footprint, solar power output is expected to drop to around 1.6 GW during the hour of totality compared with roughly 7GW on a clear sky day in April, a Maxar spokesperson said in an email. Even under cloudy skies, PJM is preparing for temporary losses of at least 80% to 85% of the production from the approximately 8.2 GW of grid-connected solar or metered solar resources that are part of the PJM solar generation fleet in early April, the grid operator said in a media release. Price of the week: On the Intercontinental Exchange during April 5 trading, ERCOT North Hub day-ahead on-peak rose about $17.50 from its previous settlement to $27/MWh and its corresponding real-time peak contract jumped about $19 to around $29.50/MWh for April 8 delivery. Editor’s pick: Premium and free content SPGlobal.com INTERVIEW: Building a credible carbon market takes time; 'bear with us', says ICVCM A step-by-step approach to informing the market about which project methodologies meet high-quality carbon credit thresholds is considered the best way forward given the high number of methodologies involved, the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market said. The ICVCM confirmed that carbon credit programs from American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve and Gold Standard had met its high-quality Core Carbon Principle labels. China kicks off consultation on expanding compliance carbon market to cement sector China has kicked off public consultation on drafting guidelines around emissions accounting and verification for the country's cement sector, laying the foundation for its inclusion in the national compliance carbon market, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a notice late April 3. Thailand's Bangchak, Japan's Sumitomo join forces for green UCO-to-SAF supply chain Thailand-based energy firm Bangchak and Japan's Sumitomo Corp. have signed a cooperative framework agreement for the procurement of used cooking oil and the sale of sustainable aviation fuel, the companies said in an April 3 joint release. Platts Connect Denmark paves way for hydrogen pipeline exporting surplus wind to Germany Denmark is paving the way for state financing for the Jutland hydrogen backbone pipeline to export surplus wind power to Germany, the energy ministry said. Political parties agreed five framework conditions that need to be met for grid operator Energinet to go-ahead with the project including a 1.4-GW or 44% of total capacity booking requirement by private companies. China’s domestic renewable energy certificate trade volume up tenfold in 2023 The annual trading volume of China’s domestic renewable energy certificates, called Green Electricity Certificates, increased almost tenfold to 96 million certificates in 2023, a record high for a year, from 9.69 million certificates in 2022, data from the country’s GEC trading platform showed. Fortescue misses FID date for key renewable hydrogen project under Genex PPA Fortescue Future Industry has missed the deadline for final investment decision (FID) for a key renewable hydrogen/ammonia project in Australia, thus failing to meet a buyer’s condition in a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Genex Power, Genex said April 2.

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Infographic: The impact of the total solar eclipse on US power generation

A total solar eclipse will cross North America on April 8, resulting in heavily reduced solar power plant output. It will differ from an annular eclipse in that the sun will be entirely blocked by the moon, rather than partially blocked with a visible halo of sunlight. Power markets in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to see the biggest impact in solar-powered generation. Related feature: US solar eclipse expected to significantly reduce solar power output in several markets (subscriber content) Click here for the full-size infographic

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Infographic: Grid-forming inverter technology to boost greener power systems

With rapid penetration of solar photovoltaic, wind and battery energy storage, power systems are shifting away from conventional synchronous generators towards power electronics, i.e., inverters, which may lead to risks of grid instability. Grid-forming inverter technology has been developed to support grid operation by providing similar capabilities as synchronous generators. Related report: Grid-forming technology report, 2024 (subscriber content) See the full size infographic here