IEEFA In the News

India Pushing to Take Solar Leadership From China

May 22nd, 2018

Quartz India: Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar energy. Meanwhile, neighbouring India has turned up at the […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

‘How Puerto Rico’s New Grid Could Go Wrong’

May 9th, 2018

E&E News: The territory’s power company, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), is about to be privatized after 70 years as the island’s sole power provider. What worries Román is that the commonwealth’s government is approaching the massive undertaking in haste and with few safeguards in place, which it has done before, sometimes with […]

May 9, 2018 Read More →

Solar Leads India’s Electricity Generation Transition: IEEFA

May 9th, 2018

Yahoo News: India installed a record 10 gigawatts (GW) of solar electricity capacity in 2017-2018, twice the rate logged in the previous year and nearly double the country’s entire solar base, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said. The gains put India at 22 GW of total cumulative capacity and the trend […]

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Buyers Give Hope to Navajo

May 9th, 2018

The World (BBC/PRI): Nationally, energy investors see the Navajo Generating Station as a kind of crystal ball, and they’re looking for a signal on how coal is going to fare in the future. Energy analyst David Schlissel said there are to key questions: “Financial viability, whether they can make a profit and what kind of […]

May 9, 2018 Read More →

Germany’s Green Power Transition Holds Lessons for India

May 7th, 2018

Indo-Asian News Service (IANS): People in Germany’s small towns and rural areas are turning to renewable energy in a process that has special lessons for countries like India. Learning how Germany’s citizen-owned, highly-decentralised energy transition, named Energiewende, is working to decarbonise the economy, could be most useful for India, the third-biggest solar installer after China […]

May 7, 2018 Read More →

Top Republican Plans to Use Fossil Fuels to Make Puerto Rico ‘the Energy Hub of the Entire Caribbean’

May 7th, 2018

The Intercept: In the context of a long-running push to privatize the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, the most recent plan for which would see different pieces of the utility’s transmission, distribution, and generation capacity auctioned off to private bidders. He’ll meet with the utility — which is some $9 billion in debt […]

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Economic Reality May Finally Kill Proposed Carmichael Coal Project

May 7th, 2018

The Guardian: Adani’s coal-fired power business has reported more heavy losses, prompting the Indian conglomerate to announce it would shift away from using expensive imported coal. Analysts say the fourth-quarter financial results for Adani Power, a subsidiary of the Adani group, showed the proposed Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland was no longer a viable proposition. Remarkably […]

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Peabody Energy, Hopi Tribe, Union Sue to Keep Arizona Plant Open

May 4th, 2018

Bloomberg News: Peabody Energy Corp.—the nation’s biggest coal producer—is joining an American Indian tribe and a miners’ union in suing the Arizona water authority to keep a coal-fired power plant up and running. The lawsuit, if successful, would force a canal system that provides water to most of Arizona—the Central Arizona Project—to continue buying its […]

May 4, 2018 Read More →

Can Courts Save One of the West’s Largest Coal Plants?

May 2nd, 2018

E&E ($): In a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Hopi Tribe, Peabody Energy Corp. and the United Mine Workers of America argued that the Central Arizona Project is obligated under federal law to buy electricity generated by the Navajo Generating Station (NGS). The outcome of the court clash […]

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Economics of Navajo Plant Undercut by Steady, Low Natural Gas Prices

April 30th, 2018

The Republic: Two investment firms are considering a joint purchase of the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page, but time is running out to strike a deal. The power plant is scheduled to close in December 2019, which also will prompt the closure of the Kayenta Mine about 80 miles away. Peabody Energy […]

April 30, 2018 Read More →