Author Archive: IEEFA

Gigawatt-sized Cultana Solar Farm takes shape in South Australia

The Guardian: Billionaire UK industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1bn, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia’s mid-north that he says will lead Australian industry’s transition to more competitive power. In the first of a number of projects slated for the upper Spencer Gulf region, which will also include a lithium-ion battery bigger […]

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China challenges U.S. solar tariffs at WTO

Associated Press: China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology. The 30 percent tariffs announced in January improperly help U.S. producers in violation of WTO rules, the Commerce Ministry said. It said a […]

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Traverse City utility adopts 2040 100% renewable goal

Traverse City Record Eagle: Wind, solar and landfill gas could power all of Traverse City Light & Power’s customers by 2040 if the utility meets its renewable energy goals. Utility board members set the target when they adopted a 2018 strategic plan at their meeting Tuesday. It covers a wide range of topics, from maintaining […]

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Tesla wins another big battery project in Australia

Electrek: Tesla’s energy division is on a roll when it comes to large battery projects, especially in Australia since the success of its giant battery system in in the country. Now we learn that Tesla won another contract for a massive battery system project to deploy Powerpacks at another wind farm in Australia. Tesla’s 100 […]

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More maneuvering to keep Navajo Generating Station alive

Associated Press: A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday. Fewer employees and a new lease and coal supply agreement also are in the mix […]

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Electric bills skyrocket in Appalachia as region’s economy collapses

InsideClimate News: “We lost the power plant and the rates have gone through the roof,” Adkins told ICN. “It has happened in a region of Kentucky that is more challenged than any other region of the country because of the downturn in the coal economy.” But there’s another way of looking at the outcome, said […]

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Op-ed: Energy matters: Fossil fuels, move aside!

Lincoln County News (Maine): The basic direction of the world away from coal, oil, and natural gas is at last undeniable. On Wall Street, regardless of dominant political trends, the fossil fuel industry has morphed from the investor’s surest bet into an increasingly challenged enterprise. According to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, […]

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What Canada’s major media are forgetting when they report on oil

The Narwhal (Victoria, B.C.): When the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) released its 2018 oil outlook, which predicts major production growth to 2035, there was one major detail no one seemed to notice. The projections assume a world where future emissions don’t stay within the climate limits set in the Paris Agreement. Not by […]

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Sundarbans are threatened by India’s export of coal powered energy to Bangladesh

CounterCurrents.org: At a time when India has shelved several planned coal power plants across many of its states, it is constructing a new coal power plant to supply electricity to energy starved Bangladesh. Located at the edge of the Sundarbans, one of the world’s largest mangrove forests shared by India and Bangladesh and a UNESCO […]

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Trump steel tariffs pose a problem for planned U.S. pipeline projects

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): President Donald Trump’s plan to double tariffs on steel imported from Turkey to 50% could place additional financial pressure on Kinder Morgan Inc.’s proposed 1.98-Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express Pipeline LLC and dampen prospects for future U.S. natural gas projects. The escalating trade headwinds for domestic pipeline operators come at a […]

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