IEEFA In the News

Florida Utility Plays Up Solar in Announcing Coal-Plant Closure

May 23rd, 2017

Clean Technica: Quick, how many US coal power plants are closing in just the first two years of the Trump Administration? If you randomly guessed more than 40, run right out and buy yourself a cigar. The solar and natural gas trains have left the station, and the utility Florida Power & Light Company is […]

May 23, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Asia: South Korea’s Policy Shift Stands to Have an Out-Size Impact on Indonesian Coal Companies

IEEFA Asia: South Korea’s Policy Shift Stands to Have an Out-Size Impact on Indonesian Coal Companies

A Potential Blow to Pricing at a Time When Distressed Exporters Are Banking Heavily on New Growth

May 22nd, 2017

Moon Jae-in’s recent election as president of South Korea raises potentially serious ramifications for Indonesia’s coal exporters. Faced with growing unrest from an urban population affected by high levels of air pollution, Moon has promised to re-assess the construction of new coal power plants, close older ones and dramatically ramp up the country’s renewable energy […]

Adani Tries ‘Blackmail’ as It Seeks Public Subsidies for Project in Australia

Adani Tries ‘Blackmail’ as It Seeks Public Subsidies for Project in Australia

May 22nd, 2017

Financial Times: A company controlled by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has deferred a decision to build one of the world’s biggest coal mines in Australia following political wrangling over whether it should be granted financial concessions in the form of a “royalty holiday”. The A$16.5bn ($12.3bn) project has divided the state government over the merits […]

May 22, 2017 Read More →

Study Shows Millions in Subsidies Required to Keep Navajo Generating Station Open

May 18th, 2017

KNAU: A new study shows keeping the Navajo Generating Station open would require significant subsides from taxpayers or electricity customers. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. The report was produced by the independent think tank the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. It estimates it’ll cost more than $400 million to operate NGS through 2019. Keeping […]

May 18, 2017 Read More →

Skepticism Over FirstEnergy’s West Virginia Machinations

May 18th, 2017

Exponent-Telegram (Clarksburg, W.V): Back in 2013, when FirstEnergy wanted to have subsidiary Allegheny Energy sell the Harrison Power Station to another subsidiary, Mon Power, we questioned the effect it would have on consumers. That thought is once again on our minds as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the state Public Service Commission (PSC) […]

May 18, 2017 Read More →

Electricity-Sector Transition in the Philippines

May 17th, 2017

Philippine Star: The Philippines stands to save over P10 billion a year if it replaces diesel generation in off-grid areas with renewables, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said. A report done by IEEFA titled “Electricity-Sector Opportunities in the Philippines: The Case for Wind- […]

May 17, 2017 Read More →

Rising Opposition in West Virginia to FirstEnergy’s Scheme to Shift Risk to Ratepayers

May 17th, 2017

Charleston Gazette: Groups opposing the purchase of the FirstEnergy-owned Pleasants Power Station by subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison have made their case known to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, arguing the transfer would stifle competition and put customers at risk of higher utility bills. Merchant generators and advocacy groups have said the purchase would […]

May 17, 2017 Read More →

FirstEnergy Concedes Change Is Coming to Ohio: ‘It’s Not the Kind of News We Like to See About Ourselves, Obviously’

May 15th, 2017

Crain’s Cleveland Business: Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions is in trouble. So are the Ohio communities where it owns power plants. And the state should be preparing now for the economic fallout that’s about to come as a result of plant closures. That’s the take of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, or IEEFA, a […]

May 15, 2017 Read More →

For U.S. Pipeline Companies, Finance Risk in Public Opposition

May 15th, 2017

Associated Press: Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights, but calling the divest movement a success might be a stretch. It doesn’t appear to be hurting the ability of energy companies to get financing and it doesn’t […]

May 15, 2017 Read More →

A Groundswell Toward Solar

May 12th, 2017

IANS (India Asia News Service): India’s solar tariffs have fallen 40 per cent in just 16 months, an unprecedented rate way beyond any market forecasts, and its energy transformation will have a ripple effect, as is already seen in the UAE, South Africa, Australia and other countries. The Indian government’s striking policy shift towards renewable […]

May 12, 2017 Read More →