IEEFA In the News

Trans Mountain pipeline costs are adding up for Canadian government

December 10th, 2018

National Observer: The Trans Mountain oil pipeline is costing a Canadian Crown corporation some staggering interest expenses that cast doubt on strong revenues from the infrastructure touted in the federal government’s recent economic update. The interest expenses were $20 million over a single month in September, right after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government purchased the […]

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Battle brews over short-term energy investment plans in Puerto Rico

December 7th, 2018

Greentech Media: The number of jurisdictions pursuing a goal of 100 percent renewables keeps growing. Puerto Rico looks to be next, with a late November plan from the island’s governor and a proposal before the legislature both calling for 100 percent renewables by 2050. In October, a diverse group of clean energy advocates also published […]

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Markets continue to prevail over U.S. coal industry

December 6th, 2018

Marketplace: We begin on this Wednesday with some energy news, the subtext of which is market is gonna do what the market wants to do. We are talking coal specifically here, and some new numbers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showing coal consumption this economy is on track to hit a near 40-year low. […]

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China pushes outdated coal technology onto other countries

December 6th, 2018

AFP: Even as China struggles to curb domestic coal-fired power and the deadly pollution it produces, the world’s top carbon emitter is aggressively exporting the same troubled technology to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, an investigation by AFP has shown. The carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from these Chinese-backed plants could cripple global efforts to […]

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On the blogs: Big hurdles still face Adani’s slimmed-down Australian coal project

December 4th, 2018

The Conversation: Indian mining multinational Adani has announced that it will self-fund a significantly smaller coal mine in the Galilee Basin, after failing to secure finance from more than 30 domestic and international banks and lenders. The scaling down of the project has been extensive. Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said the mine will […]

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Report paints dire picture of coal generation economics worldwide

November 30th, 2018

Greentech Media: The uphill battle confronting coal seems to be getting steeper. A new global analysis of 6,685 coal plants finds that its now cheaper to build new renewable generation than to run 35 percent of coal plants worldwide. By 2030, that percentage increases dramatically, with renewables beating out 96 percent of today’s existing and […]

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S&P: No end in sight for coal plant closings

November 29th, 2018

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Despite presidential efforts to repeal regulations or otherwise boost coal consumption, power generators in the U.S. are set to retire a total of 14.3 GW of coal-fired power plant capacity in 2018, up from 7.0 GW of capacity retired in 2017, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis. This […]

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Carbon capture costs loom large in climate talks

November 29th, 2018

Reuters: When countries gather on Sunday to hammer out how they will enact pledges to cut carbon emissions, a Norwegian-led oil consortium will offer a solution: pump some of your excess carbon dioxide to us and we could store it for you. Environmentalists worry the costly technology, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), will […]

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Philippines’ regulator opposes net metering expansion

November 27th, 2018

PV Magazine: The Philippines introduced its net metering scheme for solar up to 100 kW in 2014. Ever since, however, only 10 MW of rooftop PV systems have been connected to the country’s grid. In a recent report, the U.S.-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has explained the reasons for this failure. According […]

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Can’t quit coal

November 26th, 2018

Business Mirror: Despite the growth of renewable energy projects in the country—RE accounts for more than a third (36.1 percent) of the Philippines’s energy mix, according to Department of Energy data—we still get more than half of our energy requirements from fossil fuels, mostly from coal-fired power plants, generally claimed as the biggest contributors to […]

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