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IEEFA Report: U.K. Pension Funds Can Benefit Now From Renewables Infrastructure Play

Growth and Proven Returns in a Rapidly-Expanding Sector

Nov.15, 2017 — A new report by HSBC Global Asset Management and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) finds that U.K. pension funds can benefit now from investing in domestic and overseas renewable energy infrastructure. Commissioned by the City of London Corporation’s Green Finance Initiative, the report, “The Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment […]

November 14, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Australia: Adani Is Said to Seek Financing From a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise

'New Geopolitical Questions for an Already Highly Controversial Project'

Nov. 2, 2017 (IEEFA) — A Chinese government-owned enterprise is being courted as a new partner for Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine and rail project in northern Queensland, according to a research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The deal being sought with state-owned China Machinery Engineering Corporation […]

November 2, 2017 Read More →

More News and Commentary

Study: Trump Policies Have Cost U.S. Solar Industry 10,000 Jobs

Newsweek: President Donald Trump’s policies toward the American solar industry are partly responsible for the loss of nearly 10,000 jobs last year, according to a new report. The industry, which employs 250,271 workers—more than fossil fuel industries like coal and natural gas combined —lost 9,800 jobs in 2017, according to a census published Wednesday by […]

February 8, 2018 Read More →

New York State Sees 5,000 Wind-Energy Jobs by 2028

Newsday: New York State on Monday is to release an exhaustive master plan for offshore wind energy that foresees up to 5,000 people employed in and around a $6 billion industry by 2028, with annual health benefits from reduced emissions valued at up to $400 million. The Cuomo administration plan also makes clear that while […]

January 29, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Renewable-Energy Jobs Continue to Outpace Coal and Gas Employment

North American Wind Power: Wind and solar energy jobs now outnumber coal and gas jobs in 30 U.S. states, including Washington, D.C., according to a new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The report, “In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce,” finds that the clean energy and sustainability economy provides […]

January 24, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Update: Governor’s Utility Privatization Plan Betrays Puerto Ricans

Politically Driven Proposal to Eliminate Independent Oversight Is Not in the Public Interest

In announcing yesterday a plan to privatize the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he wants private investors to buy the utility’s generation system and to operate its transmission and distribution system via private concession. Rosselló is also moving to remove any independent oversight of the utility, which would […]

January 23, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA Update: Wishing Won’t Make it So: Industry ‘Action Plan’ for Federal Policy Changes Can’t Revive Coal Mining in U.S.

IEEFA Update: Wishing Won’t Make it So: Industry ‘Action Plan’ for Federal Policy Changes Can’t Revive Coal Mining in U.S.

Murray Energy Checklist Included Rolling Back Clean Power Plan, Changing Science Findings, Rewriting Tax Code to Disadvantage Renewables

For the first time last week, Bob Murray, the outspoken CEO of Murray Energy Corp., publicly discussed his company’s recently publicized wish list for actions that the federal government could take to support the coal industry.  Murray’s “Action Plan for the Administration of Donald J. Trump,” a once-secret document written almost a year ago, was released earlier […]

An Anticompetitive Trade Case

The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation): An expansive trade case has simmered on the back burner since April 2017 and is now finally on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for a decision by Jan. 26. The case involves two failing manufacturing companies—Suniva and SolarWorld—which have petitioned the government for globally applicable tariffs on inexpensive […]

January 22, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Coal Job Numbers Essentially Unchanged in 2017

Reuters: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters. Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 […]

January 19, 2018 Read More →

USA Today Editorial: Solar Tariffs Would Do More Harm Than Good

USA Today: Any day now, President Trump is expected to decide whether to punish China with tariffs on cheap solar cells and panels it exports to America. For a president who raged against China during the presidential campaign, calling its mounting trade deficit with the United States “the greatest theft in the history of the world,” it […]

January 17, 2018 Read More →

Ex-Coal Exec Says Solar Is the Future of Energy

Time: Jim Lamon is the kind of businessman that Donald Trump would like. And Lamon is the kind of businessman who likes Trump. The CEO of Depcom Power grew up in Alabama, served in the Air Force for six years and spent decades constructing the kinds of coal-fired power plants Trump likes to tout. He’s […]

January 12, 2018 Read More →

Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projects

Australia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery: South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery. The Aurora solar plant in Port Augusta, SA, will begin construction this year. The $650 million, 150-megawatt […]

January 11, 2018 Read More →