IEEFA In the News

On the Blogs: Call for NYC Pension Funds Divestment

February 16th, 2017

From CommonDreams.org: Over 100 New Yorkers rallied at Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, delivering a divestment valentine with thousands of petition signatures urging the City’s pension funds to divest coal, oil and gas holdings. Mayor De Blasio expressed public support for a Seattle-like divestment of the City’s pension funds, cutting ties with the banks financing the […]

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On the Blogs: Indonesia’s Coal Industry Fights an Uphill Battle

February 13th, 2017

Tara MacIsaac for Mongobay.com: Indonesia’s coal industry is trying to grow in a hostile climate. As the world moves to cut carbon emissions following the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the global coal industry is feeling the squeeze. Financial institutions in the developed world have started pulling out of coal investments. The rapidly dropping price of […]

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Uptick in Monthly Texas Coal Usage Unlikely to Affect Underlying Shrinkage

February 13th, 2017

Robert Walton for Utility Dive: Reports of coal’s demise in Texas have been common in recent months, as cheap gas and renewables threaten to push the baseload plants out of the power mix. But at least for now, the resource is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence. Coal’s generation share was down slightly from December, but […]

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IEEFA Op-Ed: Indonesian Financing for Indonesian Projects

Dollar-Based Deals With Foreign Banks Are Too Costly

February 9th, 2017

When 2016 drew to a close, Indonesia’s chief finance sector regulator, the Financial Services Authority (OJK), met in Bali with the private-sector finance arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), to come up with some shared new year’s resolutions for the national banking sector. Like the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo government, which has […]

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On the Blogs: A Dodgy Report Questions the Poverty Impact of Renewables

February 9th, 2017

Joshua S Hill for CleanTechnica.com: Earlier this month, news of a report reached my ears that proposed there was no way to have green energy and economic growth, and that poverty, unemployment, and “zero economic growth are the likely outcome for countries which choose renewable energy sources over fossil fuels.” The authors of the study […]

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On the Blogs: The ‘Clean Coal’ Controversy in Australia

February 3rd, 2017

John Englart for NoFibs.com.au: Significantly, this week we have had the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull making statements in support of ‘clean coal’ at the National Press Club. Similar to Tony Abbott’s coal lobby line of Coal is good for humanity. The Australian Conservation Foundation were quick to send a Note to PM: clean coal doesn’t […]

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Puerto Rico: How To Play Hardball With Bondholders

February 3rd, 2017

Tom Sanzillo for ValueWalk.com: By saying up front that Puerto Rico is broke and can afford only to pay perhaps 21 percent of what it owes, the board is making clear that the settlement of Puerto Rican government and PREPA debt obligations will be occur through negotiation. Discussions will not be driven by supposed jurisprudence, […]

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Keystone XL a ‘Singularly Poor’ Investment, Fortune Op-Ed Concludes

February 3rd, 2017

From the Energy Mix: Forget the politics. Forget the environmental risk. Forget even the climate consequences. TransCanada Corporation’s revived Keystone XL pipeline is a lousy business proposition, writes Tom Sanzillo, director of finance at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), in a Fortune magazine op ed. “From a strictly financial point of […]

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Santos Submits Narrabri CSG Plan Amid Sale Speculation

February 3rd, 2017

Mike Foley for The Land (Australia): Gas consultant for pro renewable energy Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Bruce Robertson said the Narrabri project “is clearly for sale”. Mr Robertson referred to Santos’ mid-year statement to the market last year, where Santos cited a net impairment loss of $4 million relating to Gunnedah exploration […]

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Recommended Resources on the World Bank and IMF

February 3rd, 2017

From the Bretton Woods Project: The Bretton Woods Project’s selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016 … The proposed new Kosovo power plant: An unnecessary burden at an unreasonable price; Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Explores how the proposed coal-fired Kosovo Power plant, […]

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