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IEEFA Europe: Can Coal Power Hang On?

IEEFA Europe: Can Coal Power Hang On?

Investors May Not Be Eager to Absorb More Losses Like Those Seen in Recent Dutch Build-Outs

Investment in new coal-fired power plants appears off the agenda in Western Europe. Witness the astonishing write-down of brand-new assets in the Netherlands, where European utility giants RWE, Uniper, and Engie have drastically reduced their valuations of plants barely a year old (read the report we published this morning, “The Dutch Coal Mistake,” which concludes […]

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Five Dutch Coal Plants at Risk of Closure

From DutchNews.nl: The fate of the five remaining coal fired power stations in the Netherlands remains in the balance on Friday, the Financieele Dagblad reports. According to FD sources, economic affairs minister Henk Kamp (VVD) and junior environment minister Sharon Dijksma (Labour) are ‘on a collision course’ about the need to close the power stations […]

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Three New Coal-Fired Power Plants in the Netherlands Risk Early Closure

From Energy Live News: The plants installed by RWE, Uniper and Engie in 2015 are not as valuable as originally expected and won’t be able to make an adequate return on investment, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). It states the companies’ balance sheets show the […]

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Brand-New Dutch Coal Plants Are Crashing in Value

Megan Darby for Climate Change News: Three Dutch coal plants opened in 2015 are losing billions of euros in value and threatened with early closure. The utilities behind them failed to foresee a rapid rise in renewable power generation, falling demand and calls for a coal phase-out to meet climate goals. It was a costly […]

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IEEFA Europe: Can Coal Power Hang On?

IEEFA Europe: Can Coal Power Hang On?

Investors May Not Be Eager to Absorb More Losses Like Those Seen in Recent Dutch Build-Outs

Investment in new coal-fired power plants appears off the agenda in Western Europe. Witness the astonishing write-down of brand-new assets in the Netherlands, where European utility giants RWE, Uniper, and Engie have drastically reduced their valuations of plants barely a year old (read the report we published this morning, “The Dutch Coal Mistake,” which concludes […]

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IEEFA Report: ‘Dutch Coal Mistake’ Shows Three New Plants in the Netherlands Failing to Live Up to Expectations and at Risk of Becoming Climate-Risk Stranded Assets

Questionable Decisions by RWE, Uniper, and Engie to Put Coal-Fired Generators in Service in 2015 Are Proving Costly in the Face of Shifting Trends in Electricity Markets; Very Likely ‘the Last New Coal-Fired Plants in Europe'

Nov. 30, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report concluding that three new coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands are proving far less valuable than expected and are fundamentally out of step with electricity-market trends across Europe. The report comes as European policymakers grapple with how best […]

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