IEEFA In the News

Coal economics face low-cost wind, solar reality in Pakistan

January 18th, 2019

Bloomberg: When a giant infrastructure project in an emerging country doesn’t make sense these days, you can usually count on China’s Belt and Road to be on hand with a bailout check. For the global coal industry, that prospect has been one of the last great hopes for demand growth. Chinese policy banks have committed […]

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‘Sea change’ in the US market an agenda item at OWJ conference

January 15th, 2019

Offshore Wind Journal: The fast-evolving US offshore wind market – which analysts recently described as having undergone a ‘sea change’ – will be discussed in a couple of presentations at the 2019 Offshore Wind Journal Conference on 5 February 2019. The offshore wind pipeline in the US, projected growth by state, commercial opportunities, and US […]

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US Coal Retirements In 2018 Could Be As High As 15.4 Gigawatts

January 15th, 2019

CleanTechnica: Feaster and the IEEFA “have firm confirmation on the retirement or conversion to natural gas of 14,126 MW of coal-fired generation (at 35 units) in 2018 (989 MW of this is conversion of two units at the Muskogee plant in Oklahoma — conversions do not show up as retirements).” “We have not gotten final […]

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Offshore wind ready to take off in U.S.

January 10th, 2019

Offshore Engineer: Up and down the East Coast, initiatives to develop a massive and largely untapped market can make sea change in American offshore wind, says the  Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA pointed out that the big lease sales ($405 million) last month in coastal waters off Massachusetts for three federally […]

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As plant retirements stack up, federal efforts to help coal industry grow more urgent

January 2nd, 2019

Utility Dive: There is slim chance a large baseload coal plant will ever be built again in the United States, experts say. But Republican lawmakers and the federal government are continuing efforts to support the industry, evidenced by an increase in research funding opportunities and proposed legislation meant to benefit the fuel production and the […]

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Coal continuing to lose ground to renewables in India

January 2nd, 2019

Financial Times ($): Indian power companies spent much of the past decade rushing to build coal-fired power plants in anticipation of surging electricity demand as economic growth took off. Now, many of those projects are mired in deep financial distress and private investment in coal power has ground to a near halt. The sector has […]

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NGS Mine Closure May Mean More Jobs

December 28th, 2018

Gallup Independent: The imminent closure of Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine that feeds it is portrayed sometimes as “economically apocalyptic events” that will result in the loss of hundreds of jobs. Yet a new report says proper cleanup of the facilities will take hundreds of skilled workers for years to come. The Institute […]

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Scott Pruitt: After the high life, a job hunt

December 28th, 2018

Washington Post: In November, Pruitt met in Washington with staff from the Edison Electric Institute, the utility industry’s largest trade group -and an organization he’d met with less than a month after being sworn in, EPA records show. EEI declined to comment. Mitchell said the meetings were unrelated to Pruitt’s career. Craft, a major Trump […]

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Ex-top state controller official calls on DiNapoli to divest pension fund $$$s from fossil fuel companies

December 25th, 2018

NY Daily News: A former top official in the state controller’s office says its time Controller Thomas DiNapoli begins considering divesting billions of dollars in pension funds from fossil fuel companies. Thomas Sanzillo, an ex-first deputy controller who is now with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, says DiNapoli’s approach of shareholder resolutions […]

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‘Very little upside’ for coal, says Rhodium Group’s Larsen

December 19th, 2018

Greentech Media: It’s been a year of ups and downs for the coal industry. Even while the White House considered different ways to extend a lifeline for coal plants and proposed a replacement for the Clean Power Plan that may soften emissions regulations, many generators still faced a difficult market. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) […]

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