Subject

More News and Commentary

Now That It’s Been ‘Approved,’ When Might the Keystone Pipeline Be Built? Never Is Likely

The Hill: Friday’s approval of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is just the opening act of a renewed fight to get the project built. With regulatory approval still pending in Nebraska and greens promising a fresh round of legal challenges and public protests, getting the Keystone XL from Canada up and running is […]

Read More →

Bank Risk in ‘Clean Coal’

The Australian: If the full-throated generation of hot air went to powering turbines, the present debate over Australia’s energy future would be moot. Instead, on it roars, with politics continuing to trump good policy. New energy infrastructure is expensive and since most deals involve one if not all of Australia’s big four, banks have a […]

Read More →

On the Blogs: Coal Mine Turned Theme Park

CleanTechnica.com: The small Dutch energy company Vandebron, which allows consumers to buy their renewable energy directly from local producers on an online marketplace, has offered utility Nuon €1 million for its coal-fired power plant in Amsterdam. After the purchase, the energy startup wants to shut the plant down and turn it into a theme park. […]

Read More →

How Australian Gas Companies Are Gouging Australians (and How It Will End)

The Saturday Paper: Bruce Robertson, a gas specialist with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, takes up the story. “So we’ve ended up with these three plants in Gladstone that are the highest cost plants on the globe,” he tells The Saturday Paper. “What that means when we go into a downturn, as […]

Read More →

FirstEnergy Hatches a New Bailout Strategy in Ohio

Toledo Blade: Calling warnings of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s premature closure “real” and the need for a bailout “urgent,” FirstEnergy Corp.’s top nuclear official left little doubt Friday that Ottawa County’s largest employer is in trouble. Sam Belcher, FirstEnergy’s chief nuclear officer, said the utility’s other nuclear plants — the Perry nuclear plant east […]

Read More →
IEEFA U.K.: An Official Acknowledgement That Renewables and Better Cross-Border Interconnection Can Replace Coal-Fired Generation

IEEFA U.K.: An Official Acknowledgement That Renewables and Better Cross-Border Interconnection Can Replace Coal-Fired Generation

Latest Government Projections Undermine the Case for a Flagship Capacity Market That Subsidizes Conventional Generation

The U.K. government’s latest energy projections, out last week, show a grid dominated by renewables and electricity imports by 2025, exceeding the conventional generation presently supported by the country’s ratepayer-subsidized capacity market. This news comes on the heels of a report we published earlier this month on how interconnection with neighboring countries and renewable energy […]

Read More →

“2030년 일 원전 발전 비중 8%… 정부 전망치 3분의1”

Yahoo Japan:   미 에너지경제연구소, “화력발전소 발전 비중 57% …재생에너지 35%” (서울=연합뉴스) 이해영 기자 = 전력수요 감소와 재생 에너지 증가로 2030년 일본의 화력발전소 발전량이 2015년에 비해 40% 정도 줄어들 것으로 예측됐다.   미국 에너지경제·재무분석연구소(IEEFA)는 지난 21일 발표한 보고서에서 재생 에너지 활용증가와 에너지 절약에 따른 수요감소 등으로 화력발전의 비중이 이렇게 낮아질 것으로 예상했다고 아사히(朝日)신문이 전했다.   […]

Read More →

Puerto Rico Left Open to More Financial Turmoil

Value Walk: The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has written a letter to the chairman of a House subcommittee holding a public hearing today on a plan to restructure the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s $9.5 billion debt. The letter, signed by IEEFA Director of Finance Tom Sanzillo, describes how the current proposal […]

Read More →

IEEFA Report: Reviewing Japan’s Energy Transition

PV Magazine: Six years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is reaching a critical period in establishing its electricity sector model built on renewables, particularly wind and solar power. Its goal is to pave a low-carbon path to energy security and eliminate a long-term dependency on imported fossil fuels and nuclear energy. A report released […]

Read More →

Illinois Is the Latest State to Acknowledge Electricity-Sector Transition

Utility Dive: It’s no longer just a few states undertaking so-called “utility of the future” proceedings. Ohio, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maryland and now Illinois have all launched some form of these dockets. The ICC, in a statement announcing the NextGrid proceeding, said “many experts believe that the electric utility industry will evolve more in the […]

Read More →