IEEFA In the News

Pension Fund Divestiture Grows

April 28th, 2017

Financial Times: The London schemes join a small but growing number of pension funds across the world that have decided to fully or partially divest from companies that generate revenues from oil, gas and coal. Their withdrawal from these sectors comes as concerns mount that carbon-intensive businesses could incur significant financial losses as governments attempt […]

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Skepticism Among Investors on Energy Policy Reversal Pushed by White House

April 27th, 2017

Forbes: The 45th President of the United States might think climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese, but there is a fair chance that the investors who put money into his hotels and casinos think it is rather more serious than that. New research from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) reveals that […]

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On the Blogs: A New Study Pulls Its Punches, but Concedes a Dire Future for U.S. Coal Nonetheless

April 27th, 2017

Bloomberg BNA: Coal will not return to dominance in the energy sector even with President Donald Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, said a new report claiming to be the first empirical study of the issue. The report, released April 25 by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, found that implementing Trump’s executive orders to review or […]

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Coal ‘Death Slide’ Manifested Large in Montana

April 27th, 2017

KGVO Billings: There has been a mighty effort to save Colstrip Units 1 and 2 and stave off the elimination of hundreds of jobs, and millions in tax revenue, however one energy economist says the effort is futile because coal is in a death spiral. David Schlissel is with the Institute For Energy Economics and […]

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Pushback by Rival on Australian Subsidy to Indian-Owned Coal Conglomerate

April 26th, 2017

Australia Financial Review: New Aurizon boss Andrew Harding gets a chance this week to remind the broader investment community that the debate about how to pay for a big new Queensland coal railway is more complicated that whether or not Commonwealth can see its way to lending $1 billion to an Indian billionaire. Adani has, […]

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Little Effect Seen in Trump Energy-Policy Rhetoric

April 26th, 2017

Deutsche Welle: Trump signed an executive order that removes several restrictions on fossil fuel production. It was a move that broke with leaders across the world who are embracing cleaner energy sources, and was met with cries of protest internationally. The order has kept to Trump’s campaign pledge to undo former-president Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming, by […]

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On the Blogs: 30-Million-Ton Ripple as U.S. Coal Declines

April 24th, 2017

CleanTechnica.com: The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018. […]

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Changing Energy Markets Mean Trouble for ExxonMobil Finances

April 20th, 2017

Public News Service (Virginia): Oil giant ExxonMobil is in a sharp decline that some are calling irreversible – in part due to deep changes in world energy markets. Once among the largest companies in the world, Exxon’s revenue peaked at nearly $500 billion, but last year, it was less than half that. Tom Sanzillo, director […]

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Danish Pension Fund PKA Dumps Canadian Oil

April 17th, 2017

Financial Times: Denmark’s fourth-largest pension fund has pulled its investments in five Canadian oil producers over concerns that fossil fuel businesses are at risk of heavy losses as governments globally attempt to tackle climate change. PKA, which oversees the retirement income of 300,000 Danish workers, last month divested from Athabasca Oil, Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus […]

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Chiny Mocno Inwestują w Technologie Niskoemisyjne

April 14th, 2017

Power Engineering Poland: Chiny zamierzają zdobyć pozycję światowego lidera w czystych, niskoemisyjnych technologiach. Tak wynika z najnowszego raportu amerykańskiego ośrodka analiz IEEFA (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis). Chińskie inwestycje zagraniczne w technologie niskoemisyjne – zaznaczono w opracowaniu katowickiego oddziału Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu –  osiągnęły w 2016 roku rekordowy poziom 32 mld USD, a […]

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