IEEFA In the News

Latest Financials at Oil Majors Indicate Rising Shareholder Risk

February 9th, 2018

Nasdaq.com: Energy stocks have sold off over the past week, pulled down by both the broader financial turmoil and some poor earnings figures from top oil companies. As of Thursday, benchmark oil prices are off more than 7 percent from their cyclical peaks reached a little more than a week earlier. The spike in volatility […]

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Key Rail Player Pulls Out of Adani’s Australian Coal Project

February 9th, 2018

Financial Times: Australia’s largest rail freight operator withdrew an application for a A$1bn (US$777m) state-backed loan on Friday to build a rail line to support development of the Galilee Basin, one of the world’s largest untapped coal reserves. The decision by Aurizon represents another setback to Indian mining groups, Adani and GVK Hancock, which are […]

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European Renewables Company Siemens Gamesa Expands Its Pipeline Into India

February 9th, 2018

PV Magazine: Spanish-German renewable energy developer Siemens Gamesa has confirmed this week that it will add 160 MW of solar PV capacity to its growing Indian pipeline. The firm, which has already made inroads in the Indian clean energy space with the development of the nation’s first wind/solar hybrid plant, will build two large-scale solar […]

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Tamil Nadu Can Reach 13.8 GW Solar by 2027, Finds IEEFA

February 8th, 2018

PV Magazine: New modelling by IEEFA has found that the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu (TN) can increase its solar capacity six-fold and double its wind energy capacity by 2027. In a report, published on February 7, 2018 —“Electricity Transformation in India: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu”—IEEFA sees that the state should reach […]

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Study Suggests Tamil Nadu Move Away From Thermal Power

February 8th, 2018

Times of India: Tamil Nadu should double its wind energy capacity to 15GW and increase its solar capacity six-fold to 13.8GW by 2026-27 instead of investing in thermal units to the extent of 22,400MW in the coming years, says a study done by US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Electricity Transformation in […]

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Little Hope Seen for New Coal Generation in the U.S.

February 7th, 2018

S&P Global Market Intelligence: With Donald Trump in the White House and a Republican majority in Congress, the political environment on the surface would appear to be ripe for a new fleet of coal-fired power plants to find support. But if a proposed coal-fired power plant were to beat the odds stacked against it by […]

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Chinese Battery Factory Aims to Reign in New-Car Market, Including Over Volkswagen, BMW, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Nissan

February 6th, 2018

Automotive News: The next global powerhouse in the auto industry comes from a small city in a tea-growing province of southeast China, where an unheralded maker of electric-vehicle batteries is planning a $1.3 billion (8.2 billion yuan) factory with enough capacity to surpass the output of Tesla and dwarf the suppliers for battery-powered cars by […]

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Solar Lamps Illuminate Dark Corners of Post-Storm Puerto Rico

February 6th, 2018

Nonprofit Quarterly: El Puente’s program in Puerto Rico is called Enlace Latino de Acción Climática, or Latino Link of Climate Action, though staff and members refer to it as El Puente. Today it has close to 100 members representing organizations across the island. For the past few months, it has been distributing Ekotek solar lamps to people […]

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In Colstrip, Montana, a Sense of the Inevitable

February 2nd, 2018

KTVH (Helena): The future of the nation’s coal industry was in the spotlight this week during the State of the Union speech, but here in Montana, things seemed much more dim. President Trump declared the war on energy and the war on clean coal over in his speech, but a new report by the Institute […]

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Commentary: 4 Strikes on Coal

January 31st, 2018

Vox: At the Department of Energy, Rick Perry tried and failed to engineer a ham-handed intervention into energy markets to boost coal and nuclear. At the Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke is shrinking national monuments to allow coal mines to be built closer to them. At the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt is repealing the […]

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