IEEFA In the News

Microgrids, renewables should be priorities in Puerto Rico grid rebuild

October 18th, 2018

USA Today: Visitors to Casa Pueblo, a community center in this mountain hamlet, can tour the solar-powered meeting rooms, listen in on the solar-powered radio station or catch a documentary at the solar-powered movie theater. Later, they could lunch at one of Puerto Rico’s first fully solar-powered restaurants just down the street. On an island […]

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Westmoreland bankruptcy underscores financial stress across the coal sector

October 11th, 2018

Bloomberg: Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Oct. 9 bankruptcy filing is the latest in a string of coal company stumbles bucking the Trump administration’s narrative of a fossil fuel revival. With the Chapter 11 filing of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Westmoreland, four of the nation’s top 10 biggest coal providers have now sought bankruptcy protection within the last […]

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Global green energy patents up 43% in a year

October 8th, 2018

Power Engineering International: Figures reveal that more than 14,800 renewable energy patents were filed worldwide in 2017 – a 43 per cent rise on the 10,500 in the previous year. Data crunched by UK commercial law firm EMW found that patents filed for solar, wind, biofuels, hydropower, geothermal and waste-generated energy have almost doubled over […]

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Los siete cambios tecnológicos que impulsan la transición energética mundial

October 8th, 2018

El Periódico de la energia: El Instituto para la Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (Ieefa por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado un informe de investigación que analiza las tecnologías disruptivas que impulsan un cambio global en la forma en que se genera la electricidad. El documento, titulado “Los siete cambios tecnológicos que impulsan la […]

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7 ways to speed up Southeast Asia’s switch to renewable energy

October 8th, 2018

Eco-Business: The evidence is getting harder to dispute. Clean energy can provide 100 per cent of society’s electricity needs. Current renewable energy technology is reliable 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and industries’ insistence on using coal and other polluting sources for fear of intermittency—the inability of renewable energy to ensure an […]

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Despite Trump and Rick Perry’s best efforts, another coal plant eats the dust in Texas

October 8th, 2018

Texas Observer: Chalk this one up as another loss for the White House. Last month, American Electric Power (AEP) announced that it would close its 650-megawatt power plant in Vernon, a rural community of 11,000 just south of the Texas-Oklahoma line, by September 2020. The closure of the Oklaunion Power Station is the latest in […]

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New thinking on coal, renewables taking hold in Southeast Asia

October 8th, 2018

Eco-Business: The evidence is getting harder to dispute. Clean energy can provide 100 per cent of society’s electricity needs. Current renewable energy technology is reliable 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and industries’ insistence on using coal and other polluting sources for fear of intermittency—the inability of renewable energy to ensure an […]

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Risks mount for coal worldwide

October 5th, 2018

Capital Projects and Contracts: While President Donald Trump continues his efforts to revive the coal industry, governments across the Atlantic are vowing to crack down on greenhouse gas pollution and stop the use of the fossil fuel. Gonzalo Garcia, the global co-head of natural resources at Goldman Sachs Group, believes that Western Europe may already […]

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Oklaunion joins long list of Texas coal plants to fail economic test

October 5th, 2018

Texas Observer: Chalk this one up as another loss for the White House. Last month, American Electric Power (AEP) announced that it would close its 650-megawatt power plant in Vernon, a rural community of 11,000 just south of the Texas-Oklahoma line, by September 2020. The closure of the Oklaunion Power Station is the latest in […]

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New concern about Aussie government’s role in Adani coal project

October 5th, 2018

The Sydney Morning Herald: Australian and South Korean officials have discussed drumming up investment in the controversial Adani mega-mine, according to official documents that appear to throw into doubt claims by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that it has not helped secure finance for the project. The revelations will prompt questions over why […]

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