IEEFA In the News

Little consensus on copper but long-term concerns are growing

November 26th, 2018

Offshore Wind Journal: Bloomberg New Energy Finance projected that the offshore wind market would grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16% to reach a total global capacity of 115 GW by 2030, a six-fold increase from 2017, but the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis analysts believe this estimate “possibly understates the […]

November 26, 2018 Read More →

The progress of a commercial carbon capture technology

November 26th, 2018

Wyoming Public Media: Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has been a source of hope for coal country and touted by the Trump Administration as a way to keep the coal industry alive, while reducing its emissions. CCS aims to remove carbon dioxide from significant fossil-fuel emitting sites like power plants – it then either […]

November 26, 2018 Read More →

Delhi pollution: Why does fixing the city’s air seem like an impossible task?

November 23rd, 2018

HuffPo India: “Why are power plants like the Khurja Super Thermal Power plant, only 80-100 km away from Delhi, coming up? It has a power of 1,320 MW. Imagine the kind of pollution it will be creating,” Sunil Dahiya, a senior campaigner at Greenpeace India, told HuffPost India over the phone. A report by the […]

November 23, 2018 Read More →

Your guide to talking about climate change this Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018

Clean Technica: If it’s about something you don’t have personal experience with, take a moment to find something to cite about it. Particularly good are when businesses make choices to save consumers money. I believe the most powerful example recently of the changing landscape for clean energy is the Northern Indiana Public Service Company, a […]

November 22, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA report: Holy Grail of carbon capture continues to elude coal industry

November 21st, 2018

Coal Zoom: A study published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis concludes that costly efforts undertaken in North America to develop workable, economic technology to capture carbon from coal-fired generation have come up short. Further, the study concludes that technology developments in the renewable energy and natural gas sectors have obviated […]

November 21, 2018 Read More →

Oil industry is facing a ‘capex conundrum’

November 21st, 2018 The big question now is what do they do with the windfall? Spend more in order to grow production or return excess cash to shareholders? This is shaping up to be one of the defining questions of this new oil era, especially for the largest oil companies.  To be sure, just about every oil […]

November 21, 2018 Read More →

European development bank backs away from financing coal projects

November 20th, 2018

SeeNews: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a draft energy sector strategy that it will not finance coal projects, it said on Wednesday, following a statement by an environmental group that the international lender is not considering support for a coal-fired power plant project in Kosovo. “We have issued a draft […]

November 20, 2018 Read More →

Carbon-capture and storage projects aren’t feasible for the U.S. coal fleet

November 19th, 2018

Politico: Carbon-capture and storage projects aren’t feasible for the U.S. coal fleet, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, which advocates for sustainable energy sources. By tracking CCS projects at four North American coal-fired power plants, the report details how market forces undercut the economics of retrofitting carbon-capture […]

November 19, 2018 Read More →

Panel of speakers talk coal, Colstrip at Northern Plains Resource Council annual meeting in Billings

November 18th, 2018

Billings Gazette: Growing market shares for natural gas and renewable energies, increased energy efficiency, a “less energy intensive” economy and fickle world markets are some of the many factors contributing to a decreasing demand for coal energy in America, according to a presentation delivered Saturday afternoon in Billings by Seth Feaster, a data analyst for […]

November 18, 2018 Read More →

A shift in Puerto Rico to natural gas would hinder renewable-energy potential

November 14th, 2018

PV Magazine: The Puerto Rico utility’s favored generation plan, in a report prepared by Siemens, involves an LNG terminal at San Juan and would achieve only 55% renewables by 2038. A scenario without LNG would reach 79% renewables by 2038 at comparable cost, based on undisclosed cost assumptions. A scenario in which renewables would contribute […]

November 14, 2018 Read More →