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IEEFA Indonesia: A Potential Overcommitment to Coal-Fired Electricity Puts a Nation at Risk

IEEFA Indonesia: A Potential Overcommitment to Coal-Fired Electricity Puts a Nation at Risk

Out of Step With a Global Shift in the Energy Economy

We’ve just published a report that calls into serious question Indonesia’s plans to expand its commitment to coal-fired electricity generation. The report—“Overpaid and Underutilized: How Capacity Payments Could Lock Indonesia Into a High-Cost Electricity Future”—analyzes Indonesia’s 2017-26 national energy blueprint and shows how long-term coal power contracts that the country is contemplating will not just […]

August 10, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Report: Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines

IEEFA Report: Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines

The Case for Wind-and Solar-Powered Small Island Grids

May 8, 2017, MANILA (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report—“Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The Case for Wind- and Solar-Powered Small Island Grids”—notes that many […]

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IEEFA Indonesia: A Potential Overcommitment to Coal-Fired Electricity Puts a Nation at Risk

IEEFA Indonesia: A Potential Overcommitment to Coal-Fired Electricity Puts a Nation at Risk

Out of Step With a Global Shift in the Energy Economy

We’ve just published a report that calls into serious question Indonesia’s plans to expand its commitment to coal-fired electricity generation. The report—“Overpaid and Underutilized: How Capacity Payments Could Lock Indonesia Into a High-Cost Electricity Future”—analyzes Indonesia’s 2017-26 national energy blueprint and shows how long-term coal power contracts that the country is contemplating will not just […]

August 10, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

August 10, 2017 Read More →

Technology, Renewables, and Efficiency Gains Drive Shift in India’s ‘Wild Energy Market’

Associated Press: Within the wild energy market of the world’s second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come. Now, some analysts are saying that may not happen. In the last two years, coal consumption […]

August 9, 2017 Read More →

Chinese Investment in Pakistan’s Budding Wind Industry Is Showing Returns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Pakistan is beginning to reap the benefits of Chinese investment in renewable energy infrastructure, with the opening of the first wind power project constructed as part of the huge China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, aimed at overhauling the country’s transport and energy systems. The nearly 50 megawatt wind farm is located on over 680 […]

July 17, 2017 Read More →

Amid ‘Renewables Frenzy,’ Asia to Reach Peak Coal by 2024

Global Trade Review: Asia will reach peak coal in 2024, with a rapid increase in renewable energy investment set to meet the continent’s growing power needs. By 2040, there will be US$10.2tn invested in new power generation capacity worldwide, of which US$4.8tn will be in Asia, data from the New Energy Outlook 2017 report from […]

June 22, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: A ‘New Reality’ Unfolds in India

CircleofBlue.org: The numbers express a profound new reality in India’s energy industry that carries international significance: Climate-changing carbon emissions in India, the world’s third largest producer, are poised to start leveling off after years of sizable increases. India is joining China, the United States, and Europe in reducing carbon emissions at the same time that […]

June 14, 2017 Read More →

Analysis: Asian Coal-Fired Generation in ‘Existential Fight’

Reuters: When it comes to electrifying Asia the conventional wisdom has been that cheap beats green, meaning coal will continue to dominate the region’s new power generation as renewables such as solar and wind can’t compete. However, there are increasing signs that this may not be the case any more, at least not in every […]

June 13, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Update: American Isolationism Will Hasten the Asian Century

One Country and One Climate Skeptic Is Not Going to Stop the Global Energy Transition

Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accords is incredibly narrow minded, and short-sighted. It will undermine the U.S. economy and in doing so hurt the working people who voted him in. However, one country and one climate skeptic is not going to stop the global energy transition. India and […]

June 2, 2017 Read More →

‘A Gift to China’

AFP: The US exit from the Paris climate pact is a gift to China’s ambitions to become world leader on everything from trade to global warming, despite its own mixed record. Beijing appeared well aware of the opening that it was given as it vowed to uphold the deal to cut carbon emissions after President […]

June 2, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Asia: More Evidence of Stark Change in Seaborne Thermal Coal Markets

A ‘JKT’ Triad—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan—Sets a 21st Century Course for Clean Energy; Expect Further Transformation in the Next Year or Two

Word out today that Taiwan has attracted $60 billion in foreign capital commitments to renewable-energy projects adds to the fast-gathering momentum around the electricity sector transition taking deep root across Asia. An excerpt from the article posted this afternoon by Nikkei Asia Review: Global renewable energy companies are rushing to set up offshore wind farms […]

May 30, 2017 Read More →