Archive for April, 2014

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Cost of a frigid January? $4.8 million

Cost of a frigid January? $4.8 million

City hit with massive fees to get power from plants to users in record-cold. By Denice Thibodeau, Danville Register & Bee – DANVILLE, VA – “When Danville Utilities received its January electric bill, it was just as shocked as residential customers over just how expensive that extraordinarily cold month was — but in the utilities’ […]

April 27, 2014 Read More →
Energy analyst questions BG deal for electric

Energy analyst questions BG deal for electric

By Harold Brown, Sentinel Tribune – BOWLING GREEN- “A group of citizens and outside consultants believe Bowling Green ought to investigate and consider exiting long-term electric power contracts they say could cost the city and its customers tens of millions of dollars by 2021. Citizens for a Liveable Future, made up of local residents, brought […]

April 26, 2014 Read More →
The end of coal

The end of coal

It was set to be Australia’s biggest mine, but the simple rules of supply and demand mean the coalfields of Queensland’s Galilee Basin may never be excavated. By Mike Seccombe, The Saturday Paper – “Whatever else you might say about Gina Rinehart, about her extreme political views, her dysfunctional family, her execrable poetry, it’s hard […]

April 26, 2014 Read More →
Power Point: Why Are Bowling Green’s Electric Rates Increasing?

Power Point: Why Are Bowling Green’s Electric Rates Increasing?

Why Are Bowling Green’s Electric Rates Increasing?, by David Schlissel, April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014 Read More →
Forecaster says mining in Galilee won’t go ahead

Forecaster says mining in Galilee won’t go ahead

By Lydia Burton, ABC Australia – JERICHO, AUSTRALIA – “A financial analyst says plans for the development of Australia’s largest ever coal mine won’t go ahead in the Galilee Basin in central west Queensland. Tim Buckley is the Australasian Director at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. He says the global coal industry […]

April 24, 2014 Read More →
Power Point : “Why are Bowling Green’s electric rates increasing?” by David Schlissel

Power Point : “Why are Bowling Green’s electric rates increasing?” by David Schlissel

David Schlissel, IEEFA’s Director of Resource Planning Analysis,  gave the presentation, “Why are BG electric rates increasing?” (pdf) on April 24, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. Click on the above text or the image below for a copy of the power point presentation. Once clicked, a dialog box will open […]

April 24, 2014 Read More →
Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt: Rate increases spark concerns

Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt: Rate increases spark concerns

By Tom Henry, Toledo Blade – BOWLING GREEN — The question isn’t whether Bowling Green’s electricity costs will rise, but why. With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through 2019 — costing homes and businesses 25 percent more five years from now — some people are questioning how much faith Bowling Green should maintain […]

April 21, 2014 Read More →
Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

April 18, 2014 Read More →
Messing up a major Texas utility

Messing up a major Texas utility

By Tom Sanzillo, Special to the Star-Telegram TEXAS – “It is understandable to hear economic bad news from Buffalo, New York, Detroit and even Chicago. They have seen decades of disinvestment, flat or declining population and oceans of fiscal red ink. But how does the largest utility in Texas — Energy Future Holdings — go […]

April 16, 2014 Read More →
Modi-fied rally in Adani stocks not backed by fundamentals

Modi-fied rally in Adani stocks not backed by fundamentals

Adani Enterprises continues to suffer from high leverage and poor interest coverage ratios because of losses in its power venture and delays in its Australian mining project. By Krishna Kant & Dev Chatterjee, Business Standard MUMBAI – “Adani Enterprises, the Adani Group flagship, has been one of the biggest gainers of the ‘Modi-fied’ rally on […]

April 14, 2014 Read More →