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Holanda Anuncia que Fechará Todas as Usinas a Carvão Até 2030

October 19th, 2017

Domtotal.com: O governo holandês anunciou que pretende desativar todas as usinas de energia à base de carvão até 2030, ação que foi entendida como um esforço para estimular as fontes renováveis (como solar e eólica) e reduzir as emissões de gases de efeito estufa do país europeu. A notícia quanto a essa nova legislação a […]

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Renewable Energy Industry Races to Keep Pace With New Delhi’s Ambitious Targets

October 19th, 2017

Financial Times: With the growth in wind power stalling and warnings of emerging problems in the solar market, experts are asking whether there is any chance of Mr Modi sticking to his ambitious timetable. “The target is certainly achievable although I’m not sure it will be done by 2022,” says Arunabha Ghosh, chief executive of […]

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The Netherlands Will End Coal Power by 2030

October 19th, 2017

Futurism.com: In addition to phasing out coal, the Netherlands will also set a carbon floor price and seek deeper carbon cuts to make sure coal’s elimination doesn’t make it cheaper for companies to use coal elsewhere. In a report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), IEEFA energy finance consultant Gerard Wynn […]

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Gas Wars Fire Up in Victoria as Consumers Feel the Heat

October 19th, 2017

The Courier: Bruce Robertson is an analyst with the Institute for Energy, Economics and Financial Analysis. He argues the “globally uncompetitive prices” Victorian households and businesses are paying for gas are the fault of the profit-driven behaviour of the major gas exporters. A liquefied natural gas glut has depressed global prices, so exporters are inflating […]

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Coal Is Dying; EPA’s Clean Power Plan Can’t Save It

October 19th, 2017

The Hill: Ironically enough, Pruitt’s action — cheered by coal-mining companies — isn’t going to do much for the coal sector itself. Market forces trump politics, and these forces have enormous momentum: Cheap natural gas is likely to remain cheap for the foreseeable future, and fast-rising renewable energy — even without subsidies — will continue […]

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Villanueva to File Reso to Look into the ERC’s Policy in Ensuring Stranded Coal Assets

October 19th, 2017

Philippines Senate: Senator Joel Villanueva is set to file a resolution looking into the policy of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in ensuring that banks, developers, and distribution utilities investing in coal-fired projects are not passing on stranded assets to consumers. “We want to scrutinize if these banks and financiers have looked at the likelihood […]

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Accountability for Puerto Rico’s Energy Must be Baked Into FEMA Legislation

October 19th, 2017

The Hill: As Congress contemplates how to craft emergency FEMA spending legislation for the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, it must do so with an appreciation for the rare opportunity the moment presents. Puerto Rico’s electricity system, still in tatters 22 days after Hurricane Maria and with no set date for recovery, can be brought […]

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Q&A: Why Banks Are Steering Clear of Coal

October 19th, 2017

Huffington Post Australia: As news broke of the government’s decision to ditch the proposed Clean Energy Target (CET) and adopt instead the hastily cobbled-together “National Energy Guarantee” (NEG), Energy Finance Analyst Tim Buckley, from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), went on Sky News and voiced strongly worded opposition to the plan. […]

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On the Blogs: A ‘Rear-Guard’ Action by the White House

October 19th, 2017

Vox: There are still hundreds of plants in operation in the US, producing roughly a third of US power, but one in four of those plants is slated to retire or shift to natural gas, and another 17 percent beyond that are uneconomic, running only by virtue of being shielded from competition. As Department of […]

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Questions on Puerto Rico’s Montana Contract

October 18th, 2017

The Weather Channel: Facing the destruction of almost its entire electrical grid after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico turned to a little-known Montana company to restore power rather than rely on a vast network of public power companies that usually comes to the rescue after disasters. Overall, progress has been slow and uneven, stoking concerns about […]

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