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IEEFA Update: A Growing Sense Across Energy Markets, and Among Market Players, That Change Is Gaining Pace

Peak Oil Demand; a Blockbuster Wind Deal; Battered Coal

July 28th, 2017

Two stories this week got some bombshell play still ricocheting around. First was Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden saying the company, second only to Exxon Mobil among the oil majors and the biggest energy outfit in Europe, sees peak demand for oil occurring sooner than anticipated, contrary to the comparatively stodgy and widely […]

July 28, 2017 Read More →

Obscure Coal CEO Rains Money on Trump While Outflanking Rivals

July 24th, 2017

Bloomberg News: “We have been the backbone of the economy” the 66-year-old chief executive officer of Alliance Resource Partners LP declared. “Obviously, we can’t have ‘Energy Dominance’ without coal.” That’s Craft’s bet, anyway. But he’s got some credibility to talk up his book. He steered Alliance Resource through the teeth of the industry’s worst downturn […]

July 24, 2017 Read More →

Інвестиції в чисту енергетику зросли на 21%

July 24th, 2017

Cikavosti.com: Глобальні інвестиції у джерела відновлюваної енергії збільшилися на 21% у другому кварталі 2017 року порівняно з першим кварталом, наблизившись до $65 млрд. Лідирують по вкладеннях ОАЕ, Китай і США, повідомляє IEEFA. Фінансування двох великих проектів сонячної енергетики в Об’єднаних Арабських Еміратах загальною вартістю близько $2 млрд допомогло домогтися відновлення глобальних інвестицій в екологічно чисту […]

July 24, 2017 Read More →

Auch in Ostasien hat Kohle Keine Zukunft

July 24th, 2017

Sonnenseite.com: Neue Regierungen in Südkorea und Taiwan treiben die Energiewende voran. Das Nachsehen hat Australien, das seine Kohleexporte weiter erhöhen will. Aus Chiang Mai (Thailand) Christian Mihatsch 8,7 Prozent. Mit dieser Rate werden die Kohleimporte von Japan, Südkorea und Taiwan in den nächsten fünf Jahren wachsen. Das erwartet zumindest der Chefökonom von Australiens Regierung und […]

July 24, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Extra: How Sustainable Is India’s Solar Boom?

IEEFA Extra: How Sustainable Is India’s Solar Boom?

Momentum Depends Substantially on Strong Policy Leadership

July 24th, 2017

[Editor’s note: This Q&A is condensed from the original, which appeared today on IndiaSpend, a data-journalism project of The Spending & Policy Research Foundation in Mumbai] Q: What is causing the cost of solar-cell technology to drop so drastically and how much of a contributor is this to the drop in price of solar power? […]

July 24, 2017 Read More →

470-Megawatt Texas Coal Plant Is Mothballed

July 24th, 2017

Utility Dive: The Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) told the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) that it plans to operate the 470 MW coal-fired Gibbons Creek power for only five months of the year. TMPA said it is not economical to run the plant in Anderson, Texas, except during the hottest months, from June […]

July 24, 2017 Read More →

Long-Term Coal-Plant Deal Haunts Illinois Town

July 24th, 2017

The Southern Illinoisan: Cairo Public Utility Co. has found itself in the spotlight related to the housing crisis in Cairo, but utility executives and their consultants say the fingers should be pointing in another direction — toward Springfield. Utility representatives say their wholesale power supplier, the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, is charging excessively high electric […]

July 24, 2017 Read More →

Trump Energy Policies Signal ‘‘‘A New Period of Speculation” Rather Than a Rise in Demand’

July 20th, 2017

Washington Post: With control over more than 500 million acres of public land and hundreds of millions of acres offshore, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving rapidly to promote American production of coal, oil and gas — a critical piece of President Trump’s vision for “making America great again.” In the past few weeks alone, […]

July 20, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: A Stark Reality Check for Regional U.S. Coal Economies

July 20th, 2017

Natural Resources Defense Council: The reality, however, is far more complex than politicized talking points: electricity markets are undergoing a period of rapid, transformational change. Rather than denying the reality of cheap natural gas, falling renewable prices, and rising coal costs, the federal government must help provide a sustainable transition for affected workers and communities—starting […]

July 20, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Op-Ed: The World Is Watching as the Biggest Utility in the Second Most Populous Country Shifts Gears

India's National Thermal Power Corporation Emerges as a Transition Cornerstone

July 19th, 2017

A Morgan Stanley downgrade this month of the Indian utilities industry highlights how renewable energy is becoming so cheap that thermal power, mostly coal, is no longer competitive. This is a highly significant market signal likely to be accompanied by further growth in the already impressive number of high-caliber international investors moving into India’s renewables […]

July 19, 2017 Read More →