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IEEFA Webinar: Moody’s Investor Services on the Gathering Transition to Renewables

Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. ET: Declining Capital Costs, Technological Advances, Broad Public-Political Support

Sept. 27, 2017 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis hosts a webinar tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. ET, register here) with executives from Moody’s Investor Services on the gathering global transition toward renewable energy. The webinar, featuring Jim Hempstead, Moody’s managing director of global projects and infrastructure finance; Anna Zubets-Anderson, […]

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IEEFA Report: Costly and Unreliable, Two Multibillion-Dollar American Coal-Gasification Experiments Prove the Case Against Such Projects

IEEFA Report: Costly and Unreliable, Two Multibillion-Dollar American Coal-Gasification Experiments Prove the Case Against Such Projects

‘Important and Painful Lessons’ in Southern Company’s Kemper Failure in Mississippi and Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Experiment in Indiana

Sept. 7, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today published a report describing how coal-to-gasification technology for electricity-generation purposes remains commercially unviable. The report—“Using Coal Gasification to Generate Electricity: A Multibillion-Dollar Failure”—concludes that two long-running marquee American Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), projects, Duke Energy’s Edwardsport plant in Indiana […]

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IEEFA Report: Renewable Energy Opportunity Now for Norway’s $976 Billion Pension Fund as Global Institutional Capital Migrates Out of Fossil Fuels

IEEFA Report: Renewable Energy Opportunity Now for Norway’s $976 Billion Pension Fund as Global Institutional Capital Migrates Out of Fossil Fuels

35% of Assets Reallocated Can Go Into High-Growth Sector; Risks Can Be Responsibly Managed; Possibilities Include Stocks, Index Funds and Infrastructure

Aug. 30, 2017  (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today published a report urging Norway to allocate more of its Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) assets to the fast-growing global renewable energy market. The report — “How Renewable Energy Holdings Can Contribute to the Growth of Norway’s Pension Fund in […]

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IEEFA Australia: Inadequate Transparency and Operational Processes Around A$900 Public Loan Proposal to Adani

Implicit Endorsement of Tax Havens in Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s Consideration; Weak Market Rationale for Project; ‘Not in the Wider Australian Public Interest’

Aug. 29, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has submitted testimony to the Australian Senate noting serious deficiencies in how the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has managed its consideration of an A$900 million loan to subsidize construction of a rail link for the proposed Carmichael coal mine. IEEFA’s written testimony […]

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IEEFA Colorado: Arch Coal Request for State Royalty Relief on Mine Would Cost $12 Million-$14 Million

Gov. Hickenlooper Urged to Invest in Growing Sectors of Economy Rather Than Subsidizing Fading Ones

Aug. 22, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today urged Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper not to grant Arch Coal a reduction in the state royalties it pays on its West Elk mine in Gunnison County. “Arch’s request would cost the State of Colorado as much as $12-16 million and it would […]

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IEEFA Report: Indonesia Policy on Electricity-Generation Buildout in Java-Bali Means US$16 Billion in Unnecessary Coal Costs

State-Owned Utility Would Pay an Estimated USD $76 billion Through Ill-Advised 25-Year Power Purchase Agreements

Aug. 10, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — Halting planned expansion of coal power generation in Java-Bali could save the Indonesian Government USD$16.2 billion in unnecessary expenditure, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report—“Overpaid and Underutilized: How Capacity Payments Could Lock Indonesia Into a High-Cost Electricity Future”—analyses Indonesia’s […]

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IEEFA Press Release: Calling for the Appointment of an Independent Inspector General  to Take Over the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

IEEFA Press Release: Calling for the Appointment of an Independent Inspector General to Take Over the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

Letter to Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló and PROMESA Chairman Carrión: ‘Strong Medicine’ Needed for Order and Accountability at PREPA; A Responsible and Transparent Recovery Is Possible

Aug. 3, 2017  (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today sent a letter to PROMESA Chairman Jose B. Carrión III and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló calling for the appointment of an inspector general to take over the management, operations, and restructuring of the Puerto Rico Electric Authority. The letter, by […]

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IEEFA Asia: Bangladesh Can Transition Its Energy Markets Onto a  Lower-Cost, Sustainable Pathway

IEEFA Asia: Bangladesh Can Transition Its Energy Markets Onto a Lower-Cost, Sustainable Pathway

Developments in China, Germany, and India Are Paving the Way for Countries Across the Globe; Bangladesh Does Not Have to Depend on Risky Fossil Fuels to Sustain Growth

July 10, 2017 (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said today that the ongoing electricity transformation now occurring globally has significant implications and opportunities for Bangladesh. With the economy and hence electricity generation/grid system set to double this coming decade, Bangladesh has the opportunity to reorient the foundations for sustained growth. […]

IEEFA Report: Kayenta Mine Is Unlikely to Find  New Customers Once Navajo Generating Station Closes

IEEFA Report: Kayenta Mine Is Unlikely to Find New Customers Once Navajo Generating Station Closes

A ‘Buyer Beware’ on Peabody Energy Property; Regional Demand for Coal Is in Decline; Export-Market Possibilities Are Bleak; Previous Recent Mine Deals Have Failed

June 29, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) published a report today concluding that Peabody Energy’s Kayenta mine in northeast Arizona is not likely to find new customers or markets once its sole customer, Navajo Generating Station, closes. The Navajo Nation Council voted this week to approve a deal with […]

IEEFA Update: Rejection of PREPA Debt Restructuring That Favored Bondholders Is a ‘Good Day’ for Puerto Rico

'A Course That Will Help the Commonwealth Resolve Its Larger Fiscal Problems’

June 28, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — Analysts at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said today the decision on Monday by a federal oversight board to reject a creditor-friendly debt-restructuring deal for the Puerto Rico Power Authority (PREPA) was in the best interest of the U.S. commonwealth and its residents. The supervisors of the […]