Author Archive: IEEFA

DOE keeps critical coal report under wraps

Bloomberg: A report commissioned by the Energy Department failed to reach conclusions favoring the Trump administration’s efforts to prop up coal and nuclear power — and remains under wraps six months after submission. “The report hasn’t seen the light of day,” the principal author, Michael Webber tweeted on Friday: “In separate news, @WebberEnergy wrote a […]

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Taiwan premier agrees to cancel coal plant expansion

Focus Taiwan News Channel: Activists on Friday applauded the government’s decision to scrap plans to expand the coal-fired Shen’ao power plant, which had been met with heavy opposition from environmental groups since it was announced in March. Hung Shen-han (洪申翰), secretary-general of the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance, hailed the government’s decision as a step in […]

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Blockchain energy trading pilot planned in Thailand

PV Magazine: Perth-based blockchain developer Power Ledger has come together with Thai renewable energy business BCPG to launch a peer-to-peer (P2P) renewable energy trading trial at the T77 urban precinct in Bangkok, Thailand. The trial is realized in partnership with Thai utility Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), which is allowing access to its network for the […]

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Berman: Trans Mountain an economic, environmental mistake

The Star – Edmonton: Controversial environmental activist and professor Tzeporah Berman and Premier Rachel Notley went toe to toe over pipelines and policy at an Alberta Teachers’ Association conference on Saturday. Berman, a York University professor who previously served on the Alberta’s government’s Alberta’s Oil Sands Advisory Group and drew controversy for her staunch anti-pipeline […]

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Communications strategist joins IEEFA team in Sydney

Kate Finlayson, a former journalist and long-time public relations professional with experience in Australia and Indonesia, has joined the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis as senior communications strategist for Australia and South Asia.   Finlayson, who has worked for the Australian Council of Social Service, Aboriginal Legal Service, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, […]

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Analysis: ‘Death of global coal growth’

GreenTech Media: For years we’ve known that the coal industry was a dead man walking in the United States. So the industry has clung to future growth in other markets to justify its place at the table. But now, even those prospects are fading.  Gonzalo Garcia, the co-head of natural resources for Goldman Sachs globally, said […]

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Relief agencies turn to solar

Thomson Reuters: Cheap, reliable and hard to hijack, the sun could be an ideal energy source in many war zones and disaster areas, prompting aid agencies to consider ditching costly fuel for solar power. While the technology has not advanced far enough to make a full swap viable, some solar projects are already underway in […]

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Editorial: The case for a sensible carbon tax

Los Angeles Times: Exxon Mobil made a bit of a splash Tuesday when it announced a $1-million, two-year donation to the Republican-led Americans for Carbon Dividends, an organization pushing for a national tax to help curtail emissions of atmosphere-warming carbon. A carbon tax is aimed at making the burning of fossil fuels — which releases […]

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New assets, old assets, U.S. wind market is flourishing

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The market to acquire wind generation remains robust, whether for development assets or legacy projects, with contracts or without, according to deal-makers at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual Wind Energy Finance & Investment conference in New York City on Oct. 1-2. “There is a lot of liquidity and strong […]

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World Bank says no to planned Kosovo coal plant

London South East: The World Bank said on Wednesday it would not support a planned 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, the first major energy project in the Balkan country in more than two decades. Kosovo’s government had asked the Washington-based lender to provide it partial risk guarantees that would help unlock cheaper loans […]

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