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IEEFA Wyoming: Bid to Export ‘Clean Coal’ to Japan Rings False



The U.S. Has Squandered Far Too Much Already on Research That Leads Nowhere

It’s no secret that the U.S. coal industry’s hopes of revival by exporting its product to Asia via West Coast ports—what Platts has called an “export or die” strategy—have been dashed by the structural decline in global coal markets.  That’s why Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead’s recent announcement that a new “clean coal” technology partnership between […]

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IEEFA South Asia: A Simple Way to Help Address Bangladesh’s Energy Crisis—Import Electricity From India


Expensive Coal-Fired Projects Are Not the Answer 


As India proceeds with a remarkable electricity-sector transformation that puts it firmly on the road to modernizing its antiquated grid, expanding its commitment to renewables and achieving stronger national energy security, its neighbor to the east, Bangladesh, is reeling from an ever-growing power crisis. Bangladesh is awash today in energy poverty. Its per capita consumption […]

July 28, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA New York: NYC Pension Funds Begin to Craft a Fossil-Fuel Divestment Path Others Can Follow

IEEFA New York: NYC Pension Funds Begin to Craft a Fossil-Fuel Divestment Path Others Can Follow

As the Financial Rationale Grows, a Mechanism for Exercising Fiduciary Responsibility

A certain recent RFP from the New York City comptroller on behalf of the city’s pension funds could be the beginning of something big. It calls for a carbon footprint analysis of the funds’ holdings and advertises an opening for a climate-risk investment-strategy consultant. While the RFP is shrouded in pension-speak, its aim is clear: […]

July 25, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: Behind Vattenfall’s Sell-Off of German Lignite Assets, a Subsidy Play by the Buyers


IEEFA Europe: Behind Vattenfall’s Sell-Off of German Lignite Assets, a Subsidy Play by the Buyers


An Acquisition Spree for Regulated Fossil-Fuel Assets That Are Supported by Guaranteed Payments


As the Swedish electric utility Vattenfall prepares to off-load its German lignite business to Czech investors, its second-quarter results on Thursday showed how the company—and lignite in particular—is suffering from lower Central European power prices. Vattenfall took the unusual step of breaking out separate results for its lignite business, ahead of its transfer of those […]

July 22, 2016 Read More →
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