IEEFA Research

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 →

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After slight dip, more growth seen in 242,000 U.S. solar jobs, up from 93,000 nine years ago

The Guardian: The solar energy sector lost 8,000 jobs in the US last year, the second consecutive year of declines, hit by uncertainty over the Trump administration’s energy and trade policies and a 30% tariff on imported solar panels, according to a report released on Tuesday. But according to the Solar Foundation the future is […]

February 13, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA report: West Virginia shale development falls short of economic promise

Exhibits “resource curse,” dashes expectations for jobs, taxes, and growth

The nearly six-fold increase in West Virginia’s natural gas production in the last decade, due largely to shale development, or fracking, has fallen short of expectations for economic growth, job creation, and tax revenue generation, according to a new report released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the West Virginia […]

February 7, 2019 Read More →

U.S. Labor Department: Coal mining employment fell to record low in 2018

West Virginia Public Radio: It’s been two years since President Donald Trump took office and began rolling back environmental regulations on the coal industry. At a November rally in Huntington, West Virginia, the president took credit for a coal comeback in front of a cheering crowd. But federal data about the industry tell a different […]

February 5, 2019 Read More →

Kentucky coal mining jobs continue to decline

Lexington Herald-Leader: Two years since Donald Trump carried every Kentucky coal county by whopping margins after promising miners would go back to work if he became president, the state has fewer coal jobs. Coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump was sworn in, according to the state Energy […]

November 13, 2018 Read More →

Study: Clean energy shift promises global growth

Reuters: Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a study on Wednesday which seeks to dispel fears that a shift from fossil fuels will undermine growth. President Donald Trump, for instance, said last year that he will pull the United States […]

September 6, 2018 Read More →

‘Forward-thinking’ policies around Maine’s offshore wind-platform technology will mean 2,100 jobs

Associated Press: Maine is poised to capture hundreds of jobs when offshore wind takes off and should adopt policy positions to improve its opportunities, according to a new report. The report by the American Jobs Project said Maine is well-positioned thanks to advances in floating platforms developed by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and […]

June 11, 2018 Read More →

Renewables Company Funds Solar Training for Skilled Workers in Fossil, Nuclear Fields

Greentech Media: Cypress Creek Renewables is growing. It’s the nation’s fifth-largest developer and it brought online the most utility-scale solar projects last year, according to GTM Research. With hundreds of megawatts in capacity expected in 2018, hiring skilled workers to build it all remains a key focus. “A big piece of last year was finding […]

May 11, 2018 Read More →

Number of Renewable Energy Jobs Tops 10 Million

CNBC: Over 500,000 new jobs were generated by the renewable energy industry last year, a 5.3 percent rise when compared to 2016, according to a report. The number of people working in the renewable energy sector—including large hydropower—hit 10.3 million in 2017, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) study said. The world’s biggest renewable energy […]

May 9, 2018 Read More →

Brooklyn Eyed as Offshore Wind Development Hub

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The nation’s leading [offshore] wind power developer plans to establish a major assembly hub in Brooklyn that would support construction of the largest offshore wind farm in the United States, proposed for 30 miles east of Montauk. That factory would generate more than $80 million in economic activity and create hundreds of […]

May 1, 2018 Read More →

Report Sees Economic Boon for Massachusetts in Offshore Wind

North American Windpower: According to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the deployment of Massachusetts’ required 1.6 GW of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years during construction over the next 10 years, as well as generate $675 million-$800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts. […]

April 27, 2018 Read More →