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2017 Webinars

SLIDES: Understanding Project Finance and Coal Power Transaction . SLIDES: Power Plant Data Mining    SLIDES: How to read a 10-k    

March 2, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Energy Finance 2015 Webinars

IEEFA Energy Finance 2015 Webinars

Corporate Finance 101 – This training covers the basic elements of a corporate balance sheet; sources of capital for project finance; and how investment decisions get made, with a focus on the coal industry.   PowerPoint presentation Electric Utility Industry 101 -This training provides an overview of the regulation and deregulation in U.S. power markets; the […]

March 6, 2015 Read More →

How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 2)

Yesterday, I laid out some questions that skeptical residents, community leaders, and local officials can ask when presented with an energy development project that sounds too good to be true. Today: a few tips on how to do the research to answer those questions. It’s worth repeating here that you should never assume that a […]

February 13, 2015 Read More →
How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 1)

How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 1)

“Never trust announcements. Never trust groundbreakings. Only trust ribbon-cuttings.” That’s a wise piece of advice a seasoned Army Corps of Engineers analyst gave me several years ago when we were talking about whether a proposed $6.9 billion coal-to-liquids plant on the Ohio River—which had been announced with great fanfare and received political support at every […]

February 12, 2015 Read More →