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IEEFA Update: Renewable Energy, Gone Mainstream, Is a Rising Tide

IEEFA Update: Renewable Energy, Gone Mainstream, Is a Rising Tide

As Chinese Companies Lead the Charge, Others Will Join. Might the U.S. Miss the Boat?

If the U.S. turns away from the rise of renewable energy, it will be fighting a tide on which others will ride high. Leading the surge will be China, which already has a huge advantage in its current position at the front of the pack, as IEEFA chronicled last week in a report by Tim […]

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IEEFA Asia: Electricity-Sector Change Is Coming to the Philippines

Capital Markets Are in Play; Traditional Fuel-Cost Pass-Through Models Are Outdated; Status Quo Is at Risk

  Global coal prices have increased dramatically since the beginning of the year, a trend that has been felt as painfully in the Philippines as anywhere. Electricity customers in the overly coal-dependent Philippines already pay among the highest rates in Southeast Asia, and this year’s roughly 60 percent increase in coal prices hasn’t helped. Electricity […]

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IEEFA Update: Developing Countries Are Disproportionately Driving Global Growth in Renewables

Half of All $300 Billion in Activity Is in Emerging Markets

More than half of all renewable investment activity in the world last year occurred in developing countries. And 2015 was no small year for renewables, as new investment set a record US$286 billion and total transactions (including refinancings) exceeded $US380 billion. We’re published a memo this morning — “IEEFA Update: Emerging Markets Lead Global Investment […]

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On the Blogs: How the Philippines Can Build on China’s Boom in Renewables

Renato Redentor Constantino for ChinaDialogue.net: President Duterte would do well to approach the relationship he seeks to build with China with similar self-interest, with a keen eye to how Chinese leaders are transitioning to a more efficient and sustainably-powered economy. China has already reached peak coal, notes Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), with an oversupply […]

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IEEFA Asia: At a Crossroads, and Where Much of the Energy-Transition Action Is

IEEFA Asia: At a Crossroads, and Where Much of the Energy-Transition Action Is

Announcing the Appointment of Four New Energy Data Analysts Focusing on Indonesia, the Philippines, China, India, Bangladesh, and Australia

Asia, like the rest of the world, is at an energy-policy crossroads. Nowhere is this more evident than in electricity markets, where entire countries are grappling now with which fork to take: the one that loops back to the past or the one that leads to modernization and sustainability. At issue in the Philippines, for […]

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Op-Ed: An Essential Strategy for Electricity Policy in the Philippines

Heherson T. Alvarez for the Manila Times via CoalWire: The Philippines has long been engaged in a wide variety of mitigation programs to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions; these include solid waste management, reforestation, air-pollution reduction—in our energy, transport, industry, and agriculture (without compromising food security) sectors—and imposing new standards and green technologies in the building sector. […]

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Philippines Government Steps Back From Coal

From ABS-CBN News Philippines: The Climate Change Commission said Thursday that President Benigno Aquino III has set into motion an urgent and comprehensive review of the government’s energy policy to cut down reliance on coal and move to a low-carbon future. Aquino, who chairs the Climate Change Commission, signed a resolution mandating the commission to […]

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