Author Archive: Simon Nicholas

Energy Finance Analyst Simon Nicholas, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Nicholas joined the IEEFA team in July 2016, after 16 years’ experience within the finance industry at ABN Amro, Macquarie Group and Commonwealth Bank of Australia in both Sydney and London.

IEEFA Asia: A Better Way Forward for Electrification in Bangladesh

IEEFA Asia: A Better Way Forward for Electrification in Bangladesh

We See a Viable and Sensible Renewables Path to Rapid Eradication of Energy Poverty and to Improvements in Health and Education

We’ve just published a report that outlines a highly feasible and more cost-effective alternative to expand electrification in Bangladesh than what the Bangladesh government has in mind. Our blueprint—“Bangladesh Electricity Transition: A Diverse, Secure and Deflationary Way Forward”—outlines an expansion that would be cheaper, cleaner and provide more national energy security. Our research models an […]

IEEFA Asia: Higher Coal Prices, But Not Because of Demand in China and India

A Bump That Will Not Last

The price of thermal coal—that used for power generation—has hit a new 2016 high this week of US$69/t, with spot coking coal reported to have doubled, to US$150/t. As to coking coal, the Australian Financial Review today warned that the spot market is very thinly traded and that the few trades around US$150 represent participants […]

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IEEFA Asia: International Investors Are Buying Into India Renewables Boom

IEEFA Asia: International Investors Are Buying Into India Renewables Boom

Capital Market Transactions and Consolidation Mark an Emerging Maturity Across the Sector

India requires global financial support to manage the capital-intensive nature of renewable energy infrastructure development. In order to sustain the Indian Government’s bold renewable energy deployment targets, more such support is needed. Indications are this is exactly what’s happening. Political support for developing 175GW of renewable energy generation capacity, including 100GW from solar and 60GW […]

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