Featured Post

IEEFA Guest Commentary: Lessons for When the Power Plant in Your Town Closes

How an Upstate New York Community Organized Around Common Goals and Gained a Lifeline to Economic Transition

NRG Energy’s Huntley plant in Tonawanda, N.Y., closed three months ago because the NRG couldn’t make a profit off selling Huntley power into the market. “We don’t foresee any scenario where the plant would be economically viable,” an NRG spokesman said when the plant’s closing was announced this past December. “This is a reflection of […]

Read More →


IEEFA Europe: The High Price of Nationalism—Brexit Means a Costly Step Back From Modern Electricity Markets

IEEFA Europe: The High Price of Nationalism—Brexit Means a Costly Step Back From Modern Electricity Markets

Switzerland, Damaged by Anti-Immigrant Policies, Is a Timely Reminder on the Pain of Self-Inflicted Wounds


The case of Switzerland hints at the shoals that post-Brexit Britain must now navigate, including trade in electricity, where countries clearly benefit from the very cross-border ties U.K. voters have rejected. Brexit, to put it bluntly, will leave the U.K. at an electricity market disadvantage. The U.K.-Swiss parallels are striking. Britain voted to leave the […]

June 27, 2016 Read More →

IEEFA Global: The IEA Acknowledges the Public-Health Costs of Coal-Fired Electricity, but Still Comes Up Short


An Agency Struggling to Appreciate How Fast the New Energy Economy Is Evolving


The International Energy Agency today published a report that’s been a long time coming in its acknowledgement of explicit public-health risks in pursuing outdated energy-development policies. Here’s the headline on the agency’s very own press release this morning: “Small Increase in Energy Investment Could Cut Premature Deaths From Air Pollution in Half by 2040, Says […]

June 27, 2016 Read More →
Why Utah’s Coal Port Investment in Oakland Is So Suspect

Why Utah’s Coal Port Investment in Oakland Is So Suspect

A Backdoor Tax Increase Absent Normal Oversight 


This week we signed onto a letter asking for a federal review of the odd transaction that diverts $53 million in Utah taxpayer dollars to a port expansion 730 miles away in California. It’s a letter well worth expounding on. Here goes. While environmentalists are opposed to the project for its climate-change and pollution effects, […]

June 24, 2016 Read More →
1 2 3 267