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Briefing note: The Outlook for Financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin Coal Proposals

Briefing note: The Outlook for Financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin Coal Proposals

Briefing note: The outlook for financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin coal proposals By: Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA Director of Finance

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk, July 2014

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk, July 2014

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk,  July 2014 (pdf) By Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

 Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk (pdf)

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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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Global Rate of New Coal-Plant Construction Drops

Associated Press: Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday. A joint report by the groups CoalSwarm, the Sierra Club and Greenpeace follows a warning this week by two international agencies that […]

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Pipeline for Coal-Fired Plants Is in ‘Freefall’

The Guardian: The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm. The report said the amount of new capacity starting construction was down 62% in 2016 on the […]

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On the Blogs: Signs of Resistance to S. Korea Plans for Coal Expansion

Bob for CoalWire: South Korea pledged to reduce its greenhouse emissions by 37% by 2030 compared it its business-as-usual estimates. However, building the proposed coal plants and extending the life of existing old plants will make honouring that commitment impossible. Writing in the South Korean news site The Hankyoreh, Kim Jeong-su noted “this means that, […]

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South Korea to Close 10 Coal-Fired Plants by 2025

Jane Chung for Reuters: South Korea plans to shut 10 ageing coal-fired power plants by 2025, as Asia’s fourth-largest economy seeks to cut its reliance on dirtier fuels after a pledge at last year’s Paris climate summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Coal accounts for 40 percent of South Korea’s electricity supplies, but in a […]

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South Korea Weighs Shift From Coal-Fired Power

Seerat Chabba for the International Business Times: The South Korean government announced Wednesday that the country was considering closing aged coal-fired power plants in a bid to curb fine dust emissions. The move comes in light of worsening air pollution. The Office for Government Policy Coordination under the Prime Minister’s Office has been preparing a […]

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Global Coal Consumption: Down an Additional 2-4% in 2015

Global Coal Consumption: Down an Additional 2-4% in 2015

Changes in China Are Driving a Structural Shift in International Markets

We’ve just posted a new research brief that describes how global thermal coal consumption will most likely fall by an additional 2 percent to 4 percent this year after peaking in 2013. It’s a remarkable shift driven by declining consumption in the biggest coal-burning countries, China especially. Our research shows specifically that China’s rate of […]

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Global Coal Markets: When Does a Seasonal Trend Become a Structural Decline?

China Is Losing Its Appetite for Imports; India Is About to

The latest data out of China is worth talking about even if it sounds like we’re repeating a story from last month. The country’s coal imports were down 41 percent year-on-year again in May, and coal imports this year are now down 44 percent year compared to 2014. So coal imports into China—the world’s recent former […]

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5 Reasons Coal Companies Should Pay Export Royalties Now

By Tom Sanzillo —  The U.S. coal industry is going through a period of shrinkage that even some of its most stalwart leaders acknowledge. Yet the National Mining Association in a presentation in November to the Department of Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue seemed in deep denial about this reality.  The industry has lost […]

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Briefing note: The Outlook for Financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin Coal Proposals

Briefing note: The Outlook for Financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin Coal Proposals

Briefing note: The outlook for financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin coal proposals By: Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA Director of Finance

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Australia “isolated and economically vulnerable” in wake of carbon tax repeal

Australia “isolated and economically vulnerable” in wake of carbon tax repeal

By The Fifth State  – “Australia is becoming increasingly globally isolated and economically vulnerable, as countries like Korea and China move toward national emissions trading schemes, a new report warns.The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis investor briefing note details the implications for Australian fossil fuel investment taking into account regulatory, market, technological and […]

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