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Note to the D.C. Public Service Commission: An Exelon-Pepco Merger Would Damage Ratepayers

A Dissent From Maryland Details the Harm That Would Result

In an under-publicized dissent last week, two members of the Maryland Public Service Commission described the proposed merger of Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings for what it is—a corporate windfall that heaps risk onto customers. Commissioners Harold D. Williams and Anne E. Hoskins, the dissenting voices in the commission’s 3-2 decision to approve the merger, summed […]

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Proposed Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, India, Is Too  Expensive

Proposed Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, India, Is Too Expensive

The High-Priced Cheyyur Power Project Would Raise Electricity Prices or Require Large Government Subsidies

We’ve published new research this morning that shows how a proposed 4,000-megawatt coal-fired plant in Tamil Nadu, India, would produce electricity that is too expensive. Our report, “Cheyyurr UMPP: Financial Plan Will Make Electricity Unaffordable,” finds also that the project, classified as an Ultra Mega Power Plant, would undermine the Indian government’s public-policy goal of […]

The Latest Prospects for Adani’s Coal Project? More Remote Than Ever

The Latest Prospects for Adani’s Coal Project? More Remote Than Ever

Hurdles Abound, Including a Growing Awareness That Seaborne Thermal Coal Markets Have Entered Structural Decline

Eighteen months ago when we questioned the financial viability of the Adani Group’s proposal to build a vast export coal-mining operation in the Galilee Basin of northern Queensland we explained our skepticism in a report titled “Remote Prospects.” A year and a half on, we see the same key financial and operational risks at play. […]

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It’s Time for Norway’s Pension Fund to Divest More of Its Coal Holdings. Here’s How to Do It.

It’s Time for Norway’s Pension Fund to Divest More of Its Coal Holdings. Here’s How to Do It.

A Prudent Mandate by Parliament Would Offer Clear, Effective and Achievable Steps

The global coal industry has become an increasingly risky investment unfit for any investment fund with a fiduciary duty to those it serves. We’ve just published a report that makes the point in no uncertain terms with regard to one of the world’s biggest public funds, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), whose total […]

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