IEEFA In the News

Renewables in Australian Coal Country

September 22nd, 2017

Simon Nicholas (IEEFA) for Corporate Knights: Defying the policy uncertainty that has held back utility-scale solar across most of the rest of Australia, renewables investment is gathering pace across Queensland, a region traditionally known as coal country. Collinsville, a North Queensland town with strong ties to coal, is already host to two solar projects: Edify […]

September 22, 2017 Read More →

Green Energy Opportunity Seen in Devastation

September 22nd, 2017

Washington Examiner: The energy and environmental think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis put out a release eyeing a way to use the power outage as a clean energy staging point. “The blackout caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, coming on the heels of damage from Hurricane Irma, highlights a long-festering need […]

September 22, 2017 Read More →

Puerto Rico Faces Tough Choices in Restoring Power Supply

September 22nd, 2017

Marketplace (American Public Radio): The entire island of Puerto Rico is still without power today in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Local officials said it could take months to repair the damage and restore full service. And it won’t be easy. The utility was already around $9 billion in debt before the hurricane and had […]

September 22, 2017 Read More →

Hurricane Leaves Puerto Rico With a Chance to Hit Reset

September 22nd, 2017

Washington Examiner: Puerto Rico has gone dark after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, but the widespread electricity outages, predicted to last months, could encourage reforms to the island’s bankrupt power utility and fragile electric grid. “This is like wiping the slate clean for Puerto Rico, which is good because all these problems the […]

September 22, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: The German Transition

September 21st, 2017

ChinaDialogue.net: If Angela Merkel is to win another term in Germany’s upcoming election on September 24, then winning the western state of North-Rhine/Westphalia (NRW) will be essential. NRW is the country’s most populous state, making up a fifth of the electorate. It’s also the epicentre of another political tussle: What to do about Germany’s coal […]

September 21, 2017 Read More →

China Dominates Global Investments in Renewable Energy

September 19th, 2017

Lexology.com: Market research has long recognized China as the largest investor in its own domestic renewable energy industry. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China invested US$102 billion in 2015 alone. However, a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) found that China’s dominance in renewables is rapidly growing overseas as […]

September 19, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: EPA’s Phony Promises to a Fading Industry

September 18th, 2017

New York Times: While environmental rules have played some role in the closing of coal-fired plants, the main driver is cheaper and abundant natural gas. Coal’s use in power generation has been declining since 2007, and by 2016 coal-fired plants produced only 30 percent of the nation’s total generation, compared with 50 percent in 2003. […]

September 18, 2017 Read More →

Better Ways to Spend $100 Million in Taxpayer Dollars Than on Another ‘Clean Coal’ Experiment

September 15th, 2017

The Hill: The Department of Energy has a new request for proposals (RFP) out for ideas on how to spend $100 million in federal money on “transformational coal technologies.” There’s a hurry-up-and-apply quality to the RFP, which has a deadline of Oct. 19. We think it is a transparent effort by Peabody Energy to get […]

September 15, 2017 Read More →

‘Vultures’ in Puerto Rico Seize on Hurricane Devastation to Advance Push for PREPA Privatization

September 12th, 2017

The Intercept: Vultures Circling the wreckage of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma are closing in on a long-sought prize: the privatizing of the island’s electric utility. This most recent privatization push is taking place in the midst of a broader economic crisis in Puerto Rico, which is facing $74 billion of municipal […]

September 12, 2017 Read More →

Australia’s Gas Cartel

September 12th, 2017

ABC Australia: Battle lines have been drawn between the gas industry and its critics over whether allowing fracking to resume in the Northern Territory could help solve the east coast energy price crisis. The industry is using the idea of NT gas being a solution rather a problem to persuade the NT Government to lift […]

September 12, 2017 Read More →