IEEFA In the News

On the blogs: APS coal strategy bad news for customers

October 1st, 2018

Energy and Policy Institute: Arizona’s largest electric utility, Arizona Public Service, is back in front of regulators asking for its second rate increase in just over a year. In early September, Arizona Corporation Commissioners, the elected officials that regulates power companies in the state, heard testimony from APS and intervenors in a case regarding recently […]

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The $13 billion deal Australians should be concerned about

September 28th, 2018

Daily Telegraph: Australians are just starting to realise how much of the country’s electricity and gas assets are owned by Chinese-linked companies and the huge dominance they now have. The latest move from Hong Kong-based company Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) to take over Australian-owned company APA will give it control over 60 per cent of […]

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Updated Climate Action Plan shoots for 100% electricity from renewable sources by 2050

September 28th, 2018

News 5 Cleveland: The City of Cleveland says the future for the power grid rides on solar and wind power. But residents are coming off a summer sprinkled with outages largely due to problems with the grid’s equipment. The goal is to have 100% of the electricity that comes from Cleveland Public Power in 2050 […]

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Strip-mining proposed on part of state forest in Perry County

September 27th, 2018

Columbus Dispatch: If approved, Oxford Mining would discharge wastewater into Buckeye Fork, Moxahala Creek and Rush Creek, which flows into the Hocking River, according to an application. If approved, Oxford Mining would discharge wastewater into Buckeye Fork, Moxahala Creek and Rush Creek, which flows into the Hocking River, according to an application. Ketcham, an active […]

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Why two chefs in small-town Utah are battling President Trump

September 27th, 2018

New Yorker: In addition to removing almost nine hundred thousand acres from protection, Trump’s proclamation carved the remaining land into three separate units: Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons. The logic governing those boundaries became clear this summer, when the Department of the Interior accidentally released a report that contained extensive information—redacted in a subsequent […]

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IEEFA: „czysty węgiel” to wysokie koszty i kłopoty eksploatacyjne

September 26th, 2018

GramwZielone: Ministerstwo Energii szacuje, że wybudowanie proponowanego projektu w technologii zgazowania węgla w Łęcznej może kosztować około 7,8 mln złotych na megawat mocy zainstalowanej. Podana przez ME wartość stanowi jednak tylko od jednej trzeciej do jednej piątej faktycznych kosztów budowy elektrowni Edwardsport i Kemper, czyli podobnych inwestycji przeprowadzonych w USA – czytamy w opublikowanym dzisiaj […]

September 26, 2018 Read More →

India’s muddled coal policy leaves producers and banks poorer

September 26th, 2018

Nikkei Asian Review: After years of developing the thermal energy sector to meet the demands of a nation prone to outages, India is now facing a power glut with over 30 such producers teetering on bankruptcy. Yet the government shows no letup in its drive for more coal power and the effect of oversupply is […]

September 26, 2018 Read More →

Coal in the Philippines: Are banks risking US$21 billion on stranded assets?

September 25th, 2018

EcoBusiness.com: Banks in the Philippines continue to finance coal-fired plants despite the looming risk that the plants will not be able to pay back loans for their construction. Even though President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Paris Climate Accord last year, there has been a coal boom in the country, with 10,423 megawatts (MW) of largely […]

September 25, 2018 Read More →

100% renewable energy: Cleveland sets a big goal as it sheds its fossil fuel past

September 24th, 2018

InsideClimate News: Cleveland, Ohio, which has worked for years to reinvent itself as it sheds its industrial past, has become the latest major city to announce plans to shift to 100 percent renewable energy sources for electricity. The plan stands out in a state that in recent years has been more inclined to roll back […]

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Mitsubishi is the latest Japanese firm to take a second look at coal investments

September 24th, 2018

Australian Financial Review ($): Australia’s biggest thermal coal customer is hardening its attitude towards the fuel, with Japan’s biggest bank and one of Japan’s biggest power and mining conglomerates tightening their coal investment policies in recent days. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which is Japan’s largest lender and largest bank by assets, said it was reviewing […]

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