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Mounting Risks of Impairments Globally in Coal Investments

A Rising Likelihood of Stranded Assets in Japan, China, and Around the World

Changes sweeping the electricity sectors in Japan and China suggest a hugely uncertain future for coal-fired power and a rapidly increasing risk of stranded assets. New research shows growing over-capacity in these markets, likely complications from regulation and rising competition from lower-cost renewable power. Coupled with massive recent write-downs in coal-generation assets in Europe and […]

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Ohio Ratepayers Get Short Shrift in State’s Refusal to Embrace Renewables and Efficiency Programs


Ohio Ratepayers Get Short Shrift in State’s Refusal to Embrace Renewables and Efficiency Programs


A New Report Shows Legislative Recalcitrance Costing Consumers and Businesses $3 Billion; Regressive Policies Seen as a Sop to Utilities

Reinstating Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards would result in billions of dollars of savings for Ohio ratepayers through 2030. That’s the conclusion of a new Wind Energy Foundation study formally reviewed by IEEFA. Among the study’s major findings: Ohio lawmakers would save Ohio electricity ratepayers over $3 billion by 2030 by ending the […]

What Happened When a Power Plant Closed in Upstate New York? Electricity Prices Stayed Low and Outside Coal-Fired Power Wasn’t Required

What Happened When a Power Plant Closed in Upstate New York? Electricity Prices Stayed Low and Outside Coal-Fired Power Wasn’t Required

The Grid Is Unaffected by the Retirement of Huntley Power Station


Our 2014 report on the failing financial health of the Huntley Generation Station in Tonawanda, N.Y., highlighted the fact that regional grid operators were relying less and less on the plant for electricity. Huntley’s capacity factor—the ratio of how much power it produced versus how much it was capable of producing—had been declining for five […]

Vietnam Is Ripe for a 21st-Century Energy Policy


Over-Reliant on Coal-Fired Electricity and Not Ambitious Enough on Renewables

This past January, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced an auspicious review of new coal-fired power plants and a halt to existing coal-fired electricity-generation development in Vietnam. It was a hopeful indication that the country with the world’s third largest “pipeline” of such projects was moving away from coal. Two months later, the government came […]

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