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IEEFA U.K.: An Official Realization that Renewables and Better Cross-Border Interconnection Can Replace Coal-Fired Generation

IEEFA U.K.: An Official Realization that Renewables and Better Cross-Border Interconnection Can Replace Coal-Fired Generation

Latest Government Projections Undermine the Case for a Flagship Capacity Market That Subsidizes Conventional Generation

The U.K. government’s latest energy projections, out last week, show a grid dominated by renewables and electricity imports by 2025, exceeding the conventional generation presently supported by the country’s ratepayer-subsidized capacity market. This news comes on the heels of a report we published earlier this month on how interconnection with neighboring countries and renewable energy […]

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“2030년 일 원전 발전 비중 8%… 정부 전망치 3분의1”

Yahoo Japan:   미 에너지경제연구소, “화력발전소 발전 비중 57% …재생에너지 35%” (서울=연합뉴스) 이해영 기자 = 전력수요 감소와 재생 에너지 증가로 2030년 일본의 화력발전소 발전량이 2015년에 비해 40% 정도 줄어들 것으로 예측됐다.   미국 에너지경제·재무분석연구소(IEEFA)는 지난 21일 발표한 보고서에서 재생 에너지 활용증가와 에너지 절약에 따른 수요감소 등으로 화력발전의 비중이 이렇게 낮아질 것으로 예상했다고 아사히(朝日)신문이 전했다.   […]

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Puerto Rico Left Open to More Financial Turmoil

Value Walk: The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has written a letter to the chairman of a House subcommittee holding a public hearing today on a plan to restructure the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s $9.5 billion debt. The letter, signed by IEEFA Director of Finance Tom Sanzillo, describes how the current proposal […]

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IEEFA Report: Reviewing Japan’s Energy Transition

PV Magazine: Six years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is reaching a critical period in establishing its electricity sector model built on renewables, particularly wind and solar power. Its goal is to pave a low-carbon path to energy security and eliminate a long-term dependency on imported fossil fuels and nuclear energy. A report released […]

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Illinois Is the Latest State to Acknowledge Electricity-Sector Transition

Utility Dive: It’s no longer just a few states undertaking so-called “utility of the future” proceedings. Ohio, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maryland and now Illinois have all launched some form of these dockets. The ICC, in a statement announcing the NextGrid proceeding, said “many experts believe that the electric utility industry will evolve more in the […]

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On the Blogs: U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Spreads North

Yale 360: Thanks to sharply falling prices for solar photovoltaic panels, rapid advances in harvesting the sun’s energy, and support from tax breaks, incentives, subsidies, and state renewable energy mandates, a clean energy technology once largely confined to the desert Southwest is now quickly extending its reach. Idaho and Maine recently opened their first multi-megawatt […]

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Last Coal-Fired Plant in Beijing Closes

AFP: The last large coal-fired power plant in Beijing has suspended operations, with the city’s electricity now generated by natural gas, the state news agency reported as smog enveloped the Chinese capital this weekend. The shuttering of the Huangneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant comes on the heels of China’s annual legislative sessions, where Premier Li […]

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On the Blogs: Peabody May Revisit Bankruptcy

Seeking Alpha: In the U.S., gas and renewable energy are a major problem. Pay attention to where Peabody will sell its coal. Peabody thinks it is going to sell coal at expense of its competitors, and has ambitions for Powder Rover Basin and Western coal production that probably are not achievable. Internationally China controls the […]

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Wisconsin Aims for 100% Renewables

Midwest Energy News: Madison, Wisconsin committed to getting 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources in a resolution passed unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday. It became the 24th city to make such a promise, according to a tally by the Sierra Club, which has a “Ready for 100” nationwide campaign. Madison’s […]

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On the Blogs: Risk-Management Innovation in Financing Behind Kansas Wind Farm

Smart Energy Decisions: The innovative financial structure utilized in Microsoft’s recent purchase of wind energy from the 178-MW Bloom Wind project in Kansas was recently named North American Wind Deal of the Year by infrastructure and project finance magazine IJGlobal. The structure was developed in partnership with the project owner — Alberta-based power producer Capital […]

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