IEEFA In the News

“2030년 일 원전 발전 비중 8%… 정부 전망치 3분의1”

March 24th, 2017

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

March 24th, 2017

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

March 24th, 2017

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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On the Blogs: Peabody May Revisit Bankruptcy

March 24th, 2017

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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Global Rate of New Coal-Plant Construction Drops

March 22nd, 2017

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’

March 22nd, 2017

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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Japan’s Underused Offshore Wind Potential

March 22nd, 2017

Wind Power Offshore: Japan’s move away from nuclear and fossil fuel power can be helped by offshore wind supporting the country’s baseload power, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found. Japan’s offshore wind market is ‘not utilised and has been hugely underestimated’ said IEEFA. In its ‘A […]

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Municipal Utility Says Changing Energy Economics Will Shut 116-Year-Old Kentucky Coal Plant

March 21st, 2017

Kentucky Public Radio: A coal-fired power plant in Western Kentucky will stop burning coal entirely in the next five years. The Owensboro Municipal Utility’s board made the decision last week to retire the second unit of the Elmer Smith power plant in Owensboro, marking the end of the utility’s 116 years of burning coal in […]

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On the Blogs: The Evolution of Solar-Power Finance Mechanisms Across Emerging Economies

March 20th, 2017

Power-Technology.com: Solar power, along with onshore and offshore wind, is one of the most mature and promising renewable energy sources available. And because solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work well in small off-grid applications as well as medium-sized and larger projects, it is also particularly well-suited to the decarbonisation efforts of developing countries, many of which […]

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U.S. Coal Industry: ‘Prospects for Jobs Are Weak’

March 17th, 2017

The Washington Post: The battered U.S. coal industry is showing flickering signs of life. Yet the prognosis for Big Coal remains dim. Coal prices are about double what they were a year ago. Rail car deliveries of coal are up 16 percent this year. The more than 50 coal mining firms that went bankrupt over […]

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