IEEFA In the News

Godda Plant A Bad Deal For Bangladesh–Buckley

April 26th, 2018

The Guardian: Godda, in the Indian state of Jharkhand, is surrounded by the country’s most productive coal mines. It will soon also be home to the Adani group’s latest coal-fired power station, a plant built for the sole purpose of sending energy across the border to Bangladesh. Adani has framed its planned 1,600-megawatt Godda power […]

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Privatization of Puerto Rico Electricity Company Would Leave Island Vulnerable to More Outages

April 23rd, 2018

El Observador: A new report shows little is being done to make the island’s electrical grid reliable and sustainable. The study’s author, Cathy Kunkel, an energy analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority isn’t addressing its long-term problems: corruption, debt, falling demand and older power […]

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Coal CEO Who Wants to Buy First Energy’s Dying Plants Wants Subsidies Too

April 12th, 2018

WKSU (Kent State): The head of one of the nation’s biggest coal companies says he can keep First Energy Solutions’ coal-fired power plants from shutting down. Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray tells Bloomberg news that if government subsidies are granted he can get financing to buy the coal plants targeted for closing.  And with his […]

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In ‘Attack on Shareholder Rights,’ SEC Seeks to Sideline Activist Investors

April 9th, 2018

Washington Post: Shareholders battling corporate management over everything from greenhouse gas emissions to discrimination to wasteful K-Cups are finding it more difficult to put their proposed proxy resolutions to votes as a result of new guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC has widened the definition of “micromanaging” and business relevance, and […]

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Big Investors Continue to Press for Climate-Risk Transparency Across Oil and Gas Industry

April 5th, 2018

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Investors concerned about environmental issues hope big fund managers, such as Vanguard Group Inc. and BlackRock Inc., will continue to push oil and gas companies to make plans for a carbon-constrained future, even after a decision by SEC staff that has dampened the momentum of such shareholder motions. Sixteen oil […]

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Clock Is Ticking on Westmoreland Coal

April 4th, 2018

Billings Gazette: Westmoreland Coal Co. stock fell to 26 cents a share Tuesday after the company with three Montana mines indicated it would consider bankruptcy. The Colorado company, which feeds the Colstrip power plant from the Rosebud Mine, and whose Absaloka Mine has been a major source of income for the Crow Tribe, revealed in […]

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Japan, Post-Fukushima, Has More Renewable-Energy Potential Than It Knows

April 4th, 2018

The National (Abu Dhabi): A group advised by former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi is pushing for a bill calling for an “immediate halt” to Japan’s nuclear power sector to prevent a recurrence of the Fukushima disaster. In a report last March, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis [IEEFA] said Japan’s energy challenges […]

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ExxonMobil ‘in the Hot Seat’ Over Its Climate-Risk Nonchalance

April 4th, 2018

Bloomberg News: Exxon Mobil Corp. is in the hot seat again over its reply to last year’s unprecedented investor drive for an analysis of how carbon curbs could affect the oil giant’s business over the long term. The leader of that drive, the New York State Common Retirement Fund, has sent Exxon a series of […]

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Emerging Economies ‘Catching Up’ in Global Renewables Race

April 3rd, 2018

Financial Times: Emerging market countries are lagging behind the developed world in rolling out renewable energy, despite their generally sunnier climes lending themselves to potentially cheap and reliable solar power. However, some developing countries such as Lithuania and Uruguay and Indian states such as Tamil Nadu are rapidly developing wind and solar power, demonstrating that […]

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The Other Country Crucial to Global Climate Change: Indonesia

March 28th, 2018

The Diplomat: Indonesia’s size makes it crucial to the global climate. Quite simply, there is no hope without action in the archipelago. Right now the focus is on forests, but in the future, its energy usage could be just as important. The other risk is, of course, to Indonesia’s economy. If its neighbors move toward […]

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