Author Archive: Christa Ebert

Program Manager Christa Ebert is a past Campbell-Steinbacher Endowed Fellow at the Cleveland-based Neighborhood Progress Inc. and has worked for non-profit organizations that include Hard-Hatted Women and Ohio Citizen Action.


2017 Webinars

2017 Webinars

SLIDES: Understanding Project Finance and Coal Power Transaction . SLIDES: Power Plant Data Mining    SLIDES: How to read a 10-k    

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Energy Finance Training 2017

Energy Finance Training 2017

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Columbia Law School brought together environmental advocates and attorneys from around the world for a three-day training program in New York City. The conference covered current developments in the coal, natural gas, renewable energy, and electric utility industries. It is designed to provide advocates and attorneys […]

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Puerto Rican Business Groups File Legal Challenge to Hike In Electric Rates Forced by PREPA Restructuring Deal

Widespread Opposition to “An Unnecessary and Direct Hit to Puerto Rico’s Already Struggling Economy”; Warning: “No-Limit” Rate Scheme Could “Unravel” Debt Restructuring Plan.

(SAN JUAN) — August 18, 2016 – Audio link to press conference  A group of nine leading Puerto Rico industry and business associations are joining in an unprecedented legal challenge to a Puerto Rico Energy Commission (PREC) move to impose the first in a series of unlimited, “blank check” rate increases under the controversial debt-restructuring agreement […]

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New IEEFA Report: ‘Sub-Critical Australia’ East Coast Grid Needs an Electricity Market Plan

SYDNEY 17 May 2016 (IEEFA.org) – Australia’s east coast electricity market currently faces a disorderly transition resulting in the potential for black-outs and poor social and environmental outcomes, according to ‘Sub-Critical Australia,’ a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). According to the report, Australia’s National Energy Market […]

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IEEFA Press Release: Coal Decline Steepens in 2016

Indian Coal Imports Drop 15% in April 2016, Again; China’s Jan-April 2016 Coal Production Down 6.8%

Monday 16 May, 2016: Expectations that 2015 marked the low point in the thermal coal cycle are already looking severely misplaced following Indian reports showing coal imports in April 2016 declined 15% year on year (yoy). The calendar year to-April 2016 saw a record 18.7% yoy decline in imports to 64.3 million tonnes (Mt). “The […]

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Declaration of David Schlissel, Case No. 15-1363 and Consolidated Cases: State of West Virginia v. USEPA

Declaration of David Schlissel, Case No. 15-1363 and Consolidated Cases: State of West Virginia v. USEPA

  Declaration of David Schlissel, Case No. 15-1363 and Consolidated Cases: State of West Virginia v. USEPA , (pdf)  

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Declaration of Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA- State of West Virginia v. USEPA, Case No. 15-1363 and Consolidated Cases

Declaration of Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA- State of West Virginia v. USEPA, Case No. 15-1363 and Consolidated Cases

  Declaration of Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA- State of West Virginia v. USEPA, Case No. 15-1363 and Consolidated Cases (pdf)    

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Report: Wollongong Coal Ltd’s Russell Vale Coal Mine A Likely Stranded Asset

Report: Wollongong Coal Ltd’s Russell Vale Coal Mine A Likely Stranded Asset

Wollongong Coal Ltd’s Russell Vale Coal Mine A Likely Stranded Asset (pdf)

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Past Peak Coal in China

Past Peak Coal in China

Past Peak Coal in China, Nov 2015  Chinese translation of press release (pdf)

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IEEFA STUDY FINDS PUERTO RICO POWER COMPANY’S DEBT RESTRUCTURING INADEQUATE; SEES MISSED OPPORTUNITIES  IN WIND, SOLAR AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

IEEFA STUDY FINDS PUERTO RICO POWER COMPANY’S DEBT RESTRUCTURING INADEQUATE; SEES MISSED OPPORTUNITIES  IN WIND, SOLAR AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Bondholders Are Asking for Too Much

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 10, 2015) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial released a report today concluding that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is being overly generous with bondholders in its proposal to restructure its debt and short-sighted in  its wind, solar and energy efficiency plans for the U.S. territory. […]

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