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IEEFA Update: An Increasingly Cursed Australian Coal Project

IEEFA Update: An Increasingly Cursed Australian Coal Project

Bad Financials, Weak Markets, Policy Headwinds, Social-License Issues, Transparency Questions, Climate Risk: The Many Afflictions Hobbling the Proposed Carmichael Mine

update on Adani’s long-festering coal mine project in northern Queensland that plumbs the depths of the Indian conglomerate’s financials and finds them vastly insufficient for the supposed job at hand. Our report— “Adani: Remote Prospect: Carmichael Status Update 2017”—follows on previous work we’ve done around what would be the biggest new coal mine in the […]

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 […]

January 14, 2015 Read More →
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

October 22, 2014 Read More →
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

July 21, 2014 Read More →
Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

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

June 5, 2014 Read More →
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  

May 15, 2014 Read More →
IEEFA briefing note: WICET

IEEFA briefing note: WICET

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

May 2, 2014 Read More →
Report- Remote Prospects: A financial analysis of Adani’s coal gamble in Australia’s Galilee Basin

Report- Remote Prospects: A financial analysis of Adani’s coal gamble in Australia’s Galilee Basin

Remote Prospects: A financial analysis of Adani’s coal gamble in Australia’s Galilee Basin (PDF)

November 25, 2013 Read More →

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Pushback by Rival on Australian Subsidy to Indian-Owned Coal Conglomerate

Australia Financial Review: New Aurizon boss Andrew Harding gets a chance this week to remind the broader investment community that the debate about how to pay for a big new Queensland coal railway is more complicated that whether or not Commonwealth can see its way to lending $1 billion to an Indian billionaire. Adani has, […]

April 26, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Update: An Increasingly Cursed Australian Coal Project
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IEEFA Update: An Increasingly Cursed Australian Coal Project

Bad Financials, Weak Markets, Policy Headwinds, Social-License Issues, Transparency Questions, Climate Risk: The Many Afflictions Hobbling the Proposed Carmichael Mine

update on Adani’s long-festering coal mine project in northern Queensland that plumbs the depths of the Indian conglomerate’s financials and finds them vastly insufficient for the supposed job at hand. Our report— “Adani: Remote Prospect: Carmichael Status Update 2017”—follows on previous work we’ve done around what would be the biggest new coal mine in the […]

IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Publicize Numbers, Ask Embarrassing Questions, Shoot for the Business Pages

IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Publicize Numbers, Ask Embarrassing Questions, Shoot for the Business Pages

Making the ‘Dollars and Sense’ Arguments for Energy Transition

A standing-room-only audience was on hand to hear boots-on-the-ground stories during IEEFA Energy 2016 on how activists can turn to corporate finance and economics to force corporate transparency and accountability. Nityanand Jayaraman, leader of the South India-based Chennai Solidarity Group, said raising questions in the minds of potential electricity-industry investors can keep questionable projects from proceeding […]

March 15, 2016 Read More →

Shenhua’s Bombshell Numbers Show China’s Coal Appetite Has Peaked

When the largest coal producer in China puts out the kind of numbers China Shenhua Energy Co. just reported, it’s an unmistakable signal that the most populous country on the planet is continuing to step back from coal. In announcing its 2014 results and its 2015 business targets, Shenhua dropped some bombshells: It sees a […]

March 23, 2015 Read More →
Calls for Adani Investigation Expands

Calls for Adani Investigation Expands

Lisa Cox of the Sydney Morning Herald has a follow-up today on last week’s piece about the opaque corporate structure of Adani, the developed behind the proposal to build the world’s biggest coal-mining project in Queensland. The story, under the headline “Greens Call for Investigation Into Abbot Point and Adani Mine,” is picked up widely. […]

February 10, 2015 Read More →

It’s Time for a Public Investigation of Adani’s Australian Coal Scheme

A blockbuster of an article is out today describing some highly questionable associations and dealings around Adana’s long-running scheme to turn the Galilee Basin of northern Queensland into a coal mine. The article, published this morning in the Sydney Morning Herald and reprinted in more than 100 papers across Australia, describes a “complex corporate structure” […]

February 6, 2015 Read More →
Australian Report Finds Shadowy Dealings Around Adani Coal Scheme

Australian Report Finds Shadowy Dealings Around Adani Coal Scheme

Big news out of Australia today in an investigative report by the Sydney Morning Herald raising questions about the propriety of some of the behind-the-scene deal-making on Adani’s proposal to turn the Galiliee Basin of Queensland into a coal-mining complex. The gist of the story: “Questions have emerged about the transparency of the operations of […]

February 6, 2015 Read More →

Elections Have Consequences: Adani’s Big Australian Coal Project Is on the Ropes

Elections have consequences, and the rout suffered by the Conservative party over the weekend in northern Australia spells trouble for Adani, the Indian mining firm that was counting so heavily on public subsidies for build-out of what would have been the country’s biggest coal operation. The Labor party’s surprise takeover of the 89-member Queensland state […]

February 3, 2015 Read More →
‘Shock Election Outcome’ Spells Trouble for Coal Proposal in Australia

‘Shock Election Outcome’ Spells Trouble for Coal Proposal in Australia

The Guardian has a story this morning on how the “shock election outcome” in Queensland, Australia, over the weekend paves the way toward a Labor party government that has vowed to stop coal-mine development of the Galilee Basin as part of its platform of “Saving the Great Barrier Reef.” The article, by Oliver Milman, leads […]

February 2, 2015 Read More →
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 […]

January 14, 2015 Read More →