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IEEFA report: The Philippine energy transition

IEEFA report: The Philippine energy transition

Efforts needed to attract investment and reduce electricity prices

MANILA, March 12, 2019 (IEEFA) — Electricity prices in the Philippines are the highest in South East Asia and utilities rely excessively on imported coal and diesel, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The IEEFA report, The Philippine Energy Transition, Building a Robust Power Market, attributes […]

March 12, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA Australia: Minerals Council report overstates foreign market’s thermal coal import needs to 2030

Forecast is based on unrealistic estimates India's coal consumption

January 30, 2019 (IEEFA Sydney)—Representing a critical risk for Australian thermal coal exports, an analysis of the Mineral Council of Australia’s recent report methodology shows Australia’s ambition for India as a huge growth export market is both unrealistic and systematically overstates India’s future need for imported coal. In June 2018 The Minerals Council of Australia […]

January 30, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA India: Grid investment needs to match enormous growth in renewable energy investment

Infrastructure needs further modernisation, urgently

Jan. 22, 2019 (IEEFA India): With the government successfully electrifying 99% of all houses in India under the Saubhagya scheme, there is an urgent need for a hefty investment in grid transmission infrastructure to keep pace with growing low-cost renewable capacity so that new households can actually afford to buy electricity. A new IEEFA briefing […]

January 21, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA India: Improving India’s electricity sector through time-of-day pricing

Incentives should be put in place to increase network and consumer efficiencies

Jan 7, 2019 (IEEFA India): With some US$100bn of existing and proposed thermal power plants in financial distress, and low cost but variable renewable energy capacity best able to meet the ambitious targets set by government, India has an opportune moment to transform its electricity sector by introducing time-of-day pricing for both producers and consumers. […]

January 8, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA Australasia: New global energy report headlines decline of coal as cheaper renewable technologies gain preference

International Energy Agency releases annual World Energy Outlook 2018 Report today

Nov. 13, 2018, SYDNEY (IEEFA): Thermal coal is fated for long-term structural decline and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are increasing despite the Paris targets: those are the key take-outs in the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018 report released today, which also finds wind and solar are now two of the top three […]

November 13, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA India: Company’s new estimates for tariffs at proposed Khurja thermal coal plant are inconsistent and unrealistic

THDC should come clean on assumptions behind revised cost of energy from Khurja plant

SYDNEY – In a report we published last week, IEEFA found that Tehri Hydro Development Corp. (THDC)’s proposed Khurja coal-fired power plant in Uttar Pradesh, India would push up the cost of electricity at a time when the country’s renewable energy options are far cheaper, accessible and more sustainable. One of the major stumbling blocks […]

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IEEFA India: Proposed Khurja coal power plant overpriced, uncompetitive and another threat to Delhi’s air quality

IEEFA India: Proposed Khurja coal power plant overpriced, uncompetitive and another threat to Delhi’s air quality

A high-risk proposition no longer aligned with the Government of India’s electricity sector plan

Oct. 23, 2018, NEW DELHI (IEEFA) –  A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) evaluating Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC)’s proposed Khurja coal power plant in India finds the plant would push up the cost of electricity and increase air pollution at a time when the country’s renewable […]

October 23, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA report: Vast potential in India for solar-powered irrigation

Government initiatives seen as ‘steps in the right direction’; Deployment remains slow; A more robust program would help achieve 175-gigawatt renewable energy goal by 2022

Aug. 16, 2018 (IEEFA) — A research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) describes how a switch from conventional irrigation-pump systems to solar-powered ones in India would save enormous sums of money and generate income for farmers nationwide. The brief—“India: Vast Potential in Solar-Powered Irrigation”—notes that while the […]

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IEEFA report: India has a new leader in renewable energy

IEEFA report: India has a new leader in renewable energy

Karnataka surpasses Tamil Nadu; Policies encouraging less reliance on imported fuel drive uptake of solar and wind; ‘Clear and rising risk’ in traditional thermal sector

July 24, 2018 (IEEFA) — The Indian state of Karnataka has become the new national leader in renewable energy generation, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. Karnataka, which lies along the southwest coast of India and has a population of more than 60 million, had a total of 12.3 […]

IEEFA Report: Advances in Solar Energy Accelerate Global Shift in Electricity Generation

IEEFA Report: Advances in Solar Energy Accelerate Global Shift in Electricity Generation

Rapid Cost Deflation, Broad Gains in Scale; Key Momentum in China and India; Crucial Support From International Capital Markets and Tech Giants; Expansion Role Seen for National Governments

May 21, 2018 (IEEFA.org) – A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis describes how solar energy is accelerating the transformation of the global electricity-generation sector through gains in technology innovation and price deflation. The study—“Solar Is Driving a Global Shift in Energy Markets”—details some of the world’s biggest utility-scale […]

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Grid-scale battery storage begins to take hold in India

Greentech Media: India is finally seeing the emergence of a grid-scale energy storage market after years of anticipation. This month the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invited bids for 3.6 gigawatt-hours of storage connected to 1.2 gigawatts of solar on India’s interstate transmission system, the biggest battery solicitation seen in the country so far. […]

March 22, 2019 Read More →

Wood Mackenzie: India, Asia Pacific region to power major increase in wind capacity

The Economic Times: Aggressive renewable energy targets in India and “explosive” growth in the offshore sector are expected to drive a 10-year CAGR of 12.2 per cent in the wind energy sector in Asia Pacific, excluding China, said a report by research group Wood Mackenzie. “Target compliance in India is likely to bifurcate the next […]

March 20, 2019 Read More →

Experts: State efforts to bolster coal industry can’t stop the market

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Several state legislatures took up bills aimed at boosting coal during their 2019 sessions, but industry observers said the efforts will do little to turn the tide for the struggling sector. While some producers have been able to take advantage of strong export pricing in the global metallurgical market, many […]

March 19, 2019 Read More →

Experts say Norwegian pension investment decision could affect India’s oil and gas sector

Livemint: The decision of the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to stop investing in oil and gas explorers globally may affect Indian companies, such as Reliance Industries Ltd, Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOC) and Oil India Ltd, where the $1 trillion fund has made investments. The decision of Norway’s […]

March 13, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: The Philippine energy transition

IEEFA report: The Philippine energy transition

Efforts needed to attract investment and reduce electricity prices

MANILA, March 12, 2019 (IEEFA) — Electricity prices in the Philippines are the highest in South East Asia and utilities rely excessively on imported coal and diesel, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The IEEFA report, The Philippine Energy Transition, Building a Robust Power Market, attributes […]

March 12, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA Op-ed: Pakistan’s energy pathway under the spotlight

Major seaborne thermal coal importer with untapped renewables potential

With Chinese thermal coal imports set to go into decline, coal exporters are depending on countries like Pakistan to pick up the slack. Pakistan is expanding its electricity generation capability with Chinese financed and built power plants. China’s role in Pakistan’s infrastructure roll-out, known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a key part of […]

Solar tops 50% of annual capacity installations in India for first time

PV Magazine: India added 16.3 GW of new power generation capacity last year, with renewable energy accounting for an impressive 70% of it and solar representing 50.7%. Coal made up 27.5% of the new capacity, according to figures from Mercom India. The nation installed 8,263 MW of solar capacity in 2018 – 15.5% less than […]

February 28, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA Philippines: Consumers should not pay the price for risky coal deals

Regulators need to protect local businesses and ratepayers

MANILA – The rapid drop in the cost of renewable energy has opened new possibilities in energy systems around the world, including the Philippines. Coal has become toxic, both in terms of its high cost to consumers and the environment, as well as the negative financial consequences for banks and investors. In India, China, Malaysia, and, most […]

February 21, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA India: Developing an energy sector vision in Andhra Pradesh

IEEFA India: Developing an energy sector vision in Andhra Pradesh

Meeting energy demand through renewables

NEW DELHI -Situated in south-east India, the state of Andhra Pradesh is a leading producer of renewable energy with 7.2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity as on December 2018. The state’s share of renewable energy as part of total capacity has trebled in the last four years from 11% in 2014 to 30% in 2018. […]

February 21, 2019 Read More →

India seeks to expand use of decentralized solar generation

Times of India: Stepping up efforts to gradually increase solar footprints across the country, the Centre on Tuesday approved two schemes – one to promote use of solar power among farmers and the second to give impetus to its ongoing grid-connected rooftop solar programme. Both the schemes together will get the central financial support of […]

February 20, 2019 Read More →