IEEFA In the News

Resistance growing to Canada’s planned purchase of Kinder Morgan pipeline

August 13th, 2018 Canadian resistance to buying the Trans Mountain pipeline system Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary Kinder Morgan Canada is increasing, and with it so is short interest in Kinder Morgan. Short sellers added 12.5 million shares to their positions in the two-week reporting period ended July 31, and 2.4% of Kinder Morgan shares were short. Environmental […]

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China auf Weltniveau – Firmen aus Fernost immer öfter Hauptkonkurrent deutscher Unternehmen

August 10th, 2018

Handelsblatt: Dass chinesische Unternehmen längst nicht mehr nur Nachahmer sind, zeigt auch ein Blick in die Ökobranche der Milliardennation. Auch hier verfolgt die Regierung ihr ambitioniertes Ziel, mit einem genau ausgeklügelten Plan: Bis zum 100. Geburtstag der Volksrepublik im Jahr 2049 will China bei erneuerbaren Energien weltweit Standards setzen – und der Plan scheint, nach […]

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On the blogs: U.S. coal has not flourished as advertised under Trump

August 9th, 2018 Newly released data shows the coal industry is doing worse today than it was when President Barack Obama was preparing to leave office in January 2017. Coal production is still on the decline. Coal-fired power plants are still closing. And Trump’s own Department of Energy doesn’t see these trends reversing anytime soon. In other […]

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Financial support for Japanese coal industry is dissipating

August 8th, 2018

Asian Power: Since 2012, 50 new coal-fired power plants have been proposed in Japan. However, an increasing number of these proposals have been taken off the table and the number of projects in the development pipeline has dropped to 35. Investor and financier support for the coal industry in Japan is draining away at an […]

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On the blogs: German study sees viable transition to renewable power generation in Kosovo

August 8th, 2018 Not only is an energy transition technically possible, given the country’s great potentials in wind and solar, as well as excellent options for connections to Albanian hydropower. An energy transition even is a necessity in order to reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality and open up economic and social opportunities for Europe’s youngest country. […]

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Indiana watchdog seeks to limit charges for coal gasification plant

August 7th, 2018

Energy News Network: Duke Energy’s coal gasification plant in Edwardsport, Indiana has overcharged ratepayers by $1.4 billion since opening in 2013, according to expert testimony filed last week by a consumer group asking state regulators to demand a new accounting of how much ratepayers should be charged for the plant. The Citizens Action Coalition filed […]

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Korean coal-tax increase could hit the Korean-owned Bylong mine proposal

August 6th, 2018

Newcastle Herald: A decision by South Korea to lift a consumption tax on thermal coal by 20 per cent to about $40 a tonne is another blow to the Korean-owned Bylong coal proposal near Mudgee. Bylong coal would be exported through Newcastle if the mine goes ahead. High-quality thermal coal is selling for about $115 […]

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Puerto Rico power company’s fiscal plan resurfaces offshore gas port

August 3rd, 2018

Caribbean Business: The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a clean energy think tank, on Wednesday came out against the deal because customers will endure a 10% rate hike. “By 2063, Prepa customers will still be paying for oil burned in 2008,” IEEFA analysts wrote. “The good news for bondholders—in the short term, […]

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Más voces critican el acuerdo con bonistas

August 3rd, 2018

El Nuevo Dia: El Instituto de Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (IEEAF), un grupo de estudio con base en Cleveland (Ohio), afirmó que el acuerdo preliminar de reestructuración con acreedores no asegurados de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) podría “crear una mayor disfunción fiscal” en la corporación pública y, si se permite, “inevitablemente conduciría […]

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Trump’s national security agenda to have big environmental impacts on both borders

August 2nd, 2018

Grist: Meanwhile, up north, it’s now up to federal authorities, with Trump making the ultimate decision, to allow or veto Canada’s purchase of Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Pipeline. Kinder Morgan halted non-essential spending on the pipeline expansion this spring and was ready to drop the project completely. That’s when the Trudeau administration announced it was going […]

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