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IEEFA Report: A Renewables Path to Japanese Energy Security in a Post-Nuclear Era

IEEFA Report: A Renewables Path to Japanese Energy Security in a Post-Nuclear Era

Eliminating High-Risk Dependence on Imported Fuels; Exploiting Domestic Technology Advantages; Avoiding Stranded Assets in Misguided Coal Projects

We’ve just published a report that details how Japan’s post-nuclear electricity-generation economy can be viably retooled around renewable energy. Our report—“Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables: Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy”—emphasizes the potential for national energy security through renewables, most especially wind and solar. This report documents how government policies adopted in the wake […]

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Data Bite: In Solar Advances, Japan Is Living Up to Its Nickname as the Land of the Rising Sun

Data Bite: In Solar Advances, Japan Is Living Up to Its Nickname as the Land of the Rising Sun

National Transition Show Declining Overall Demand for Electricity, Less Reliance on Nuclear

We’ve posted a research brief today that finds fossil fuels the main loser in Japan’s ongoing power-sector transformation. Our note, posted here, is released to coincide with industry leaders gathering for the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation “Realizing the Opportunity” conference tomorrow in Tokyo. Our takeaways include the inescapable fact that Japan has become one of the […]

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Past Peak Coal in China

Past Peak Coal in China

Past Peak Coal in China, Nov 2015  Chinese translation of press release (pdf)

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Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

New Research by IEEFA Sees Slowing Demand for Coal and Rapidly Rising Investment in Renewables CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — Rapid expansion of renewable energy combined with weakening electricity demand are driving a structural decline in seaborne thermal coal markets, according to a new briefing released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA  

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

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IEEFA Update: Japan Is Investing Heavily in Overseas Renewables
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IEEFA Update: Japan Is Investing Heavily in Overseas Renewables

Momentum Spreads From Domestic to Foreign Activity

Among one of the key points we made in a report we published last week on Japan’s post-nuclear energy economy is how Japanese energy-investment capital is being pulled inextricably now toward overseas renewable-energy projects. It’s a wrinkle worth repeating. Our report—“Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables – Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy”—details how the […]

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Japan’s Underused Offshore Wind Potential

Wind Power Offshore: Japan’s move away from nuclear and fossil fuel power can be helped by offshore wind supporting the country’s baseload power, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found. Japan’s offshore wind market is ‘not utilised and has been hugely underestimated’ said IEEFA. In its ‘A […]

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Japan in Transition as Outlook for Coal Use Drops

Bloomberg News: Japan’s traditional power generators may produce 40 percent less electricity in 2030 than they did in 2015 because of a decline in demand and growth in supply from sources of clean energy, a study showed, casting doubt on plans to build more coal-fired power stations. Japan, which increased reliance on fossil fuel after […]

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IEEFA Report: A Renewables Path to Japanese Energy Security in a Post-Nuclear Era
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IEEFA Report: A Renewables Path to Japanese Energy Security in a Post-Nuclear Era

Eliminating High-Risk Dependence on Imported Fuels; Exploiting Domestic Technology Advantages; Avoiding Stranded Assets in Misguided Coal Projects

We’ve just published a report that details how Japan’s post-nuclear electricity-generation economy can be viably retooled around renewable energy. Our report—“Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables: Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy”—emphasizes the potential for national energy security through renewables, most especially wind and solar. This report documents how government policies adopted in the wake […]

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IEEFA Report: A Viable, Low-Carbon Path Toward Energy Security for Japan’s Post-Fukushima Economy

Eliminating High-Risk Dependence on Imported Fuels; Vast Potential in Renewables and Buildout Around Domestic Technology Advantages; Stranded Assets in Coal Projects; Little Chance of Nuclear Industry Recovery

March 21, 2017 (IEEFA) — A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis details how Japan’s post-nuclear electricity-generation economy can be viably retooled around renewable energy. The report—“Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables: Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy”—emphasizes the potential for national energy security through renewables, most especially wind […]

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IEEFA Report: A Viable, Low-Carbon Path Toward Energy Security for Japan’s Post-Fukushima Economy

Eliminating High-Risk Dependence on Imported Fuels; Vast Potential in Renewables and Buildout Around Domestic Technology Advantages; Stranded Assets in Coal Projects; Little Chance of Nuclear Industry Recovery

March 21, 2017 (IEEFA) — A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis details how Japan’s post-nuclear electricity-generation economy can be viably retooled around renewable energy. The report—“Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables: Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy”—emphasizes the potential for national energy security through renewables, most especially wind […]

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Japan Has Begun to Embrace Wind Power

Reuters: With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan’s installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms. Japan is set to add 300 megawatts of wind […]

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IEEFA Update: Coming Soon to a Grid Near You, Cost-Competitive Solar

IEEFA Update: Coming Soon to a Grid Near You, Cost-Competitive Solar

Investment in Sun-Powered Electricity Has Gone Mainstream Around the World

The US$24.20/MWh tender for 350 megawatts of solar in the Middle East shows the price of solar dropping by 20 percent from US$30/MWh in five months and down now two-thirds from the US$58/MWh tender awarded just 20 months ago. (Here’s the story that appeared in The National, the government-owned news organization in Abu Dhabi, and […]

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Australia’s Gas Cartel Under Scrutiny

From ABC Australia: Australian consumers and business, and the overall economy, have been hit hard by natural gas price rises linked to the export of vast quantities of Australian gas. An energy analyst has warned of growing damage as a result. Latest figures from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis show the widening […]

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$24 Million Subsidy to Support Australian Gas Cartel

Luke Griffiths for the Adelaide Advertiser: A $24 million plan for greater gas extraction in South Australia is nothing more than hot air that will derive no consumer benefit, according to an international energy agency. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said the Australian gas industry is “milking the consumer dry” and that […]

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