IEEFA In the News

No Plain Sailing for Australian LNG

March 28th, 2018

Petroleum Economist: What happens in the US should be of particular focus for Australian LNG exporters, says Bruce Robertson at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “With higher prices the US is seeing a resurgence of activity. Exports will become a focus, placing further pressure on global gas prices,” Robertson notes. He adds […]

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Solar Shifting From Competitive Bids to Tenders

March 27th, 2018

Observer Research Foundation: Solar installations in India are expected to fall by 22 percent to around 7.5 GW in the 2018, Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group has said. Mercom forecasts total installations to fall by 22 percent year-on-year to approximately 7.5 GW in 2018, it said in a report. Large-scale solar […]

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More: Meralco Using Higher Summer Demand to Push Power Deals

March 27th, 2018

Philippine Daily Inquirer: As more and more countries transition away from coal, coal-fired power plants and their 20-year contracts are bound to become stranded assets, Arances said. He cited a study conducted by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), which showed that “stranded […]

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A Pipeline in the Sand

March 27th, 2018

The Bitter Southerner: Since 2010, over 470 people have been injured in pipeline explosions and 100 have been killed. Damage from pipeline accidents, leaks, and spills totals more than $3.5 billion. While injury and fatality numbers have dropped somewhat over time, numbers of “significant incidents” — leaks and explosions — has begun to creep up. […]

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Bill to Weaken Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission Is Dangerous

March 27th, 2018

El Nuevo Dia: Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s proposal to weaken the powers of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission does a huge disservice to Puerto Ricans and runs in direct contradiction to the way utilities are regulated in the mainland U.S.   The governor is seeking to consolidate the Puerto Rico Energy Commission with four other regulatory […]

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What Will Jokowi’s Legacy Be on Climate Change?

March 26th, 2018

Jakarta Post: Indonesia has many untapped opportunities, especially in renewable energy, that it can harness. With its large amounts of hydropower, Indonesia has the potential to generate 788,000 megawatts of electricity through new and renewable energy. A 2017 report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) also shows that Indonesia can afford […]

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Philippines Set to Develop 14 Petroleum Blocks

March 26th, 2018

Financial Times: The Philippines, faced with an approaching energy crunch and a maritime dispute with China overshadowing one of its biggest offshore gasfields, has outlined plans to invite oil and gas companies to develop 14 petroleum blocks elsewhere in the archipelago nation. A Philippine official told the Financial Times that the government was planning a […]

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Japan, a Longtime Laggard in Offshore Wind Development, Sees an Opening

March 26th, 2018

Intellasia.net: Analysts believe offshore wind could benefit from a renewables diversification plan announced last month by Japanese energy giant Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco). While offshore wind “is still not in the plan” for Tepco, according to Bikal Pokharel, principal analyst for Asia-Pacific power and renewables at Wood Mackenzie, “they are looking at investments.” Tepco’s […]

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Power Company With Financial Ties to Failing Westmoreland Coal Co. Dismisses Risks to Ratepayers

March 22nd, 2018

Santa Fe New Mexican: Financially ailing Westmoreland Coal Co. — which operates the mine that supplies coal to the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico — this week told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission it needs more time to complete its annual report because it’s having problems paying debts. But a spokesman […]

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India’s Solar Boom Can Be Replicated in Australia

March 21st, 2018

ABC Australia: Australia is a huge landmass with an incredible amount of sunshine, so should our farmers be able to farm the sun’s rays? This is what is currently taking place in India, with the world’s largest solar farm being built in agricultural Karnataka in south-west India. The Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation is building […]

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