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IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

An Acceleration to Renewables, Faster-Than-Expected Shifts Regionally and Nationally, Growing Risk for Investors Who Lag Behind

Three notable takeaways emerge from the rapid transformation of the global energy economy, as we detail in a new paper we published today as the landmark Paris Agreement officially goes into effect. The global transition to renewables is accelerating. Change is happening faster than expected. Those left behind in this transition face growing financial risk. […]

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Canada Plans Coal Phase-Out by 2030

Ethan Lou for Reuters: Canada will announce on Monday a plan to virtually eliminate the use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources. The measure will offer flexibility to some provinces that have resisted the federal government’s plans to counter climate change, government sources told the Globe. […]

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Election Outcome Means ‘Much Work to Do’ for Pipeline Opponents

Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici for Reuters:The surprising victory by Native American and environmental groups in September to delay the Dakota Access Pipeline may turn out to be short-lived, after Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. presidential election. Trump backs measures to speed energy industry development and upgrade the country’s oil and gas infrastructure. […]

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IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

An Acceleration to Renewables, Faster-Than-Expected Shifts Regionally and Nationally, Growing Risk for Investors Who Lag Behind

Three notable takeaways emerge from the rapid transformation of the global energy economy, as we detail in a new paper we published today as the landmark Paris Agreement officially goes into effect. The global transition to renewables is accelerating. Change is happening faster than expected. Those left behind in this transition face growing financial risk. […]

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Shell Divesting From $1 Billion in Canadian Oil-Sand Assets

Chester Dawson for the Wall Street Journal: Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it had reached a deal to sell $1 billion of shale-oil and gas assets in Western Canada as part of a global divestment program to raise cash and streamline its business operations. Those assets currently produce dry gas and natural-gas liquids equivalent to […]

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Alberta Moves to Protect Taxpayers From Coal-Mine Cleanup Costs

Tracy Johnson for CBC News: As Alberta moves away from coal-fired electricity, the provincial government is trying to ensure it will not be on the hook to clean up old coal mines once they stop operating. The Alberta Energy Regulator is planning to audit nine coal mines beginning by mid-September to ensure that each operator […]

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A Canadian Province Moves Aggressively Toward Development of a New Energy Economy

The Government of Alberta Embraces Renewables, Efficiency, a Carbon Tax, and a Plan to Systematically Close Coal-Fired Power Plants

Jason Chee-Alloy, an energy market analyst with PowerAdvisory LLC in Toronto, is out with a valuable overview of Alberta’s plan to transform its electricity grid to zero coal consumption by 2030. Chee-Alloy, in a presentation to UBS clients, has highlighted the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the plan, which boils down to four points: Add renewables […]

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In ‘Three Amigos’ Energy-Transition Agreement, North America Grows Closer as Europe Fractures

Jean Chemnick and Emily Holden for E&E: North America’s energy politics got a little more intertwined yesterday as President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed to green the continent’s power and petroleum sectors and present a joint front across a range of international negotiations. Environmental activists, many of […]

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Workers in Canada Propose Renewable-Energy Expansion

Justin Brake for the Independent (Newfoundland): It began as a conversation around the worktable in the oil sands and has turned into an important national initiative to help workers adjust to the changing landscape in Canada’s energy industry. In 2014 Adam Cormier, an electrician from Corner Brook who spent a year working in Alberta’s oil […]

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A Marquee ‘Clean Coal’ Project Is Failing

Ian Austen for the New York Times: An electrical plant on the Saskatchewan prairie was the great hope for industries that burn coal. In the first large-scale project of its kind, the plant was equipped with a technology that promised to pluck carbon out of the utility’s exhaust and bury it underground, transforming coal into […]

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Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

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