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IEEFA Australia: World’s Biggest Open-Cut Coal Proposal is Smaller Now, Less Ambitious, Still Unbankable


Adani’s Fading Dream of a Vast New Mine in Queensland

Even after news this week that it is being downsized enormously—and delayed once again—Adani’s plan to build the biggest open-cut mine in the world remains wholly unbankable. The project, envisioned in 2010 as a $16 behemoth that would produce 60 million tonnes a year, is now being pitched by Adana as a $4 billion, 25 […]

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IEEFA Europe: Blueprint for a Lignite Phase-Out in Germany

IEEFA Europe: Blueprint for a Lignite Phase-Out in Germany

Foundation-Based Approach to Closure and Clean-Up; New Czech Owners of Vattenfall Assets in Lausitz Can Afford to Foot the Bill; a Timeline That Helps Local Communities Prepare for Transition

The recent “sale” by the Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall of its German lignite assets throws a harsh light on a dark paradox: the continued use of the world’s most carbon-intensive fuel by a country with some of the most ambitious targets to tackle climate change. The deal transfers a cluster of lignite mines and their […]

September 22, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA Update: Coming Soon to a Grid Near You, Cost-Competitive Solar

IEEFA Update: Coming Soon to a Grid Near You, Cost-Competitive Solar

Investment in Sun-Powered Electricity Has Gone Mainstream Around the World

The US$24.20/MWh tender for 350 megawatts of solar in the Middle East shows the price of solar dropping by 20 percent from US$30/MWh in five months and down now two-thirds from the US$58/MWh tender awarded just 20 months ago. (Here’s the story that appeared in The National, the government-owned news organization in Abu Dhabi, and […]

September 20, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA Update: A Rich Daily Tide of Energy-Transition News


IEEFA Update: A Rich Daily Tide of Energy-Transition News


Five Articles of Note (and a Must-Read New Book)


Every weekday on IEEFA.org we post five fresh headlines from the ever-rising tide of news on the fast-moving global transition in power generation. It’s a subjective exercise in speed curation. We see scores of items every morning—indeed throughout the day and into the night—that reflect real-time developments, policy changes, market shifts and technological progress in […]

September 15, 2016 Read More →
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