Author Archive: Christa Ebert

Operations Director 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.

WSJ: ‘The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier’

Wall Street Journal: It’s been a pretty good 18 months for the coal industry following the disastrous price crash of 2015, but on Tuesday miners got a big lump in their stockings. BHP, the world’s largest mining company, announced it is reconsidering it’s membership in the U.S. Chamber of Congress, a skeptic on the latest […]

December 22, 2017 Read More →

The Emerging Internet of Electricity

Reuters: Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so. An Electrify SG engineer shows a PowerPod that will be installed to record data of photovoltaic solar panels on a rooftop in Singapore. But now companies are moving beyond trials to commercial […]

December 22, 2017 Read More →

Indonesia’s Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Glut

Jakarta Post: State electricity firm PLN has said its electricity sales have only grown 3.62 percent annually from January to November, raising further concerns over excess capacity that could choke the company with multi-billion US dollar costs. Through its electricity procurement business plan (RUPTL) for the 2017-2026 period, PLN has envisioned the development of new […]

December 22, 2017 Read More →

2017: Long-Term Prospects for U.S. Coal Have Not Changed Much

  SNL: The past several months, for the coal sector, have largely been about operational and financial restructuring as it adapts to new market conditions. Several large companies that had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy completed the process in the first half of 2017 or earlier. “2017 was really the year where the industry found […]

December 22, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA’S Energy Finance Training is March 12-14, 2018

IEEFA’S Energy Finance Training is March 12-14, 2018

    Registration is closed and the event is at capacity.  The draft agenda is here.  On Monday through Wednesday March 12-14, 2018 IEEFA and Columbia Law School will bring together environmental advocates and attorneys from around the world for a three-day training program in New York City. The training will cover current developments in the […]

November 29, 2017 Read More →

2017 Webinars

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

March 2, 2017 Read More →
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 […]

November 30, 2016 Read More →

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 […]

August 18, 2016 Read More →

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

SYDNEY 17 May 2016 ( – 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 […]

May 16, 2016 Read More →

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 […]

May 15, 2016 Read More →