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IEEFA Report: ‘Here and Now’ — Nine Electricity Markets Leading the Transition to Wind and Solar

California, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, South Australia, Spain, Tamil Nadu, Texas, and Uruguay; Breakneck Speed Is Overtaking Academic Discussion; Renewables Are Providing Security of Supply

Feb. 14, 2018 (IEEFA) — New research by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis details how nine major power markets around the world have achieved an outsize share of wind and solar generation while assuring security of supply and are providing compelling examples of the fast-moving evolution of electricity generation. The report, “Power-Industry […]

February 15, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA Arizona: Fast-Track Opportunities Now in Navajo Community-Driven Solar Electricity Generation

IEEFA Arizona: Fast-Track Opportunities Now in Navajo Community-Driven Solar Electricity Generation

Strategically Situated Tribal Lands at the Heart of the American Sunbelt Hold Crucial Market Advantages; Prudent Development Strategies Will Benefit, Protect, and Profit Local People

Jan. 3, 2017 — Locally owned utility-scale solar electricity generation offers Navajo communities an immediate generational economic-development opportunity, concludes a research brief published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and DinéHózhó. The report— “Window of Opportunity: Navajo Solar—A Fast-Track Community-Driven Development Approach” — details how transformative changes in the U.S. electric utility […]

December 22, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Report: Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines

IEEFA Report: Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines

The Case for Wind-and Solar-Powered Small Island Grids

May 8, 2017, MANILA (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report—“Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The Case for Wind- and Solar-Powered Small Island Grids”—notes that many […]

IEEFA Norway: Why the World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Fund Should Invest in Global Renewable Energy Infrastructure

IEEFA Norway: Why the World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Fund Should Invest in Global Renewable Energy Infrastructure

The Sector is Growing, Returns Are Reliable, the Outlook is Positive

We published a report this morning that highlights how Norway is at a historic crossroads in how it manages some of its vast national wealth bound up in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). Indeed, GPFG is facing an unusually opportune moment this summer, as Parliament considers whether to enact a mandate that would have […]

IEEFA Report: China Set to Dominate U.S. in Global Renewables Boom; $32 Billion in Overseas Investments in 2016 Alone

World’s 2nd-Biggest Economy Is Bankrolling Far More Projects, and in More Countries; Gap Will Widen If Trump Administration Delivers on Policy Intentions; ‘Clean Energy Isn’t a Sector to Turn Away From’

Jan 6, 2017 (IEEFA.org) – China will likely expand its dominance of the booming global renewable- and clean-energy industries as new American energy policies come into play, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The change in leadership in the U.S. is likely to widen China’s global […]

January 6, 2017 Read More →

New IEEFA Report: ‘Sub-Critical Australia’ East Coast Grid Needs an Electricity Market Plan

SYDNEY 17 May 2016 (IEEFA.org) – Australia’s east coast electricity market currently faces a disorderly transition resulting in the potential for black-outs and poor social and environmental outcomes, according to ‘Sub-Critical Australia,’ a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). According to the report, Australia’s National Energy Market […]

May 16, 2016 Read More →

IEEFA Questions PREPA’s ‘Misguided’ Electric Plan for Puerto Rico; Notes High Risks and Costs; Sees Perpetuation of Import Addiction

Call for Energy Independence in U.S. Commonwealth

‘Extraordinarily Short Shrift to the Potential for Renewable-Energy Development and for Energy-Efficiency Improvements’ CLEVELAND, May 2, 2016 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has filed public comments recommending that the Puerto Rico Electric Commission reject the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s plan to rebuild the island’s electricity system. The comments, which […]

May 3, 2016 Read More →
India’s Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Reactors Is Fraught With Risk

India’s Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Reactors Is Fraught With Risk

Projects at Kovvada and Mithi Virdi Are Not Economically or Financially Viable

We’ve just published a report that explores what we believe are unacceptably high risks and costs of the Indian government’s proposal to build 12 new nuclear reactors. Our study, “Bad Choice: The Risks, Costs and Viability of Proposed U.S. Nuclear Reactors in India,” finds the plan, which would put six reactors each at Kovvada and […]

US$100 Billion in New Renewable Investments in 2015 Power India’s Energy Transition

US$100 Billion in New Renewable Investments in 2015 Power India’s Energy Transition

Nov. 12, 2015 (IEEFA) — Investments worth more than US$100 billion over the past eight months are driving an unprecedented shift to renewable energy in India, according to a major new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report—India’s Electricity Sector Transformation—charts the accelerating influx of global capital into India […]

November 12, 2015 Read More →
India’s Fast-Moving Energy Transition: $100 Billion in Renewables Investments So Far This Year

India’s Fast-Moving Energy Transition: $100 Billion in Renewables Investments So Far This Year

A Crush of Deals With State-Owned Enterprises, Leading Power Companies, Billionaires, Major Firms and Utilities

Investments worth more than $100 billion over the past eight months are driving an unprecedented shift to renewable energy in India. The trend is detailed in a report we just posted—India’s Electricity Sector Transformation—that charts the accelerating influx of global capital into India as the country moves toward its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of […]

November 11, 2015 Read More →

More News and Commentary

Walmart Takes Big Steps Toward Meeting Renewable Goals

Solar Industry: Moving closer to its 2025 goal of being supplied globally with 50% renewable energy, Walmart plans to more than double the amount of renewable energy it uses in the U.S. and increase the percentage of global electricity needs supplied by renewable sources above the current 28%. The new initiatives include the expansion of on-site solar […]

April 20, 2018 Read More →

Global Solar PV Market to Top 100 GW in 2018

Greentech Media: The global solar PV market will add over 100 gigawatts of capacity for the first time in 2018. According to the latest Global Solar Demand Monitor from GTM Research, installations will reach 104 gigawatts this year, representing 6 percent annual growth. After that, annual installations will easily exceed the 100 gigawatt milestone through at least […]

April 17, 2018 Read More →

Corporate Buyers Go Big in First-Quarter Renewables Contracts

GreenBiz: Large companies announced deals for at least 1,731 megawatts of capacity in renewable power during the first quarter of this year, in a sign of continued strong corporate demand for clean energy. The amount of clean energy that businesses contracted for during the first three months of 2018 was more than half the amount […]

April 16, 2018 Read More →

Georgia Approves Corporate Renewables Program With Southern

Atlanta Business Chronicle: The state of Georgia gave its blessing to fuel a new program that lets major corporate players buy renewable energy directly from Georgia Power. Google announced Tuesday that the state approved a partnership involving Walmart Inc., Target Corp., Johnson & Johnson, and Alphabet Inc., for a “first of its kind” program in Georgia that […]

April 11, 2018 Read More →

Arizona Utilities Turn to Ballot Box in Pushback Against Solar Industry

InsideClimate News: Voters in Arizona are in for a messy battle over renewable energy this fall, as climate advocates and Republican lawmakers advance two competing ballot initiatives that are nearly identical. Both propose the same clean energy target using almost the same words, but only one requires that the target actually be met. Over the […]

April 2, 2018 Read More →

Europe’s Prolific Wind Industry Is Expanding Into Solar and Electricity Storage

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Europe’s wind powerhouses are turning to solar and storage technologies in an effort to diversify their revenue streams and capitalize on changing energy markets. Project developers such as Ørsted A/S and Vattenfall AB, along with major wind turbine manufacturers Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, are exploring […]

March 29, 2018 Read More →

Report: U.S. Tax Incentives Will Drive $20 Billion in Renewable Capex Spending Through 2018

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): With incentives retained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act supporting the development of renewable energy, U.S. electric utilities and their competitive energy arms are moving ahead with certainty on planned solar investments to take advantage of the federal solar investment tax credit, or ITC, before it drops permanently to […]

March 28, 2018 Read More →

Walmart Mega-Solar Park Seen as a Force in Driving Down Electricity Rates in Alabama

The Boss Magazine: Walmart is known as a retail giant with a mission to offer low prices and, in the last decade or so, lead the path to sustainability. “Walmart envisions a world where people do not have to choose between electricity they can afford and renewable electricity that is good for communities and the […]

March 28, 2018 Read More →

Sunny Saudi Arabia Plans a $200 Billion Bet on Solar

Bloomberg News: The deal is the latest in a number of eye-popping announcements from Saudi Arabia promising to scale up its access to renewables. While the kingdom has for years sought to get a foothold in clean energy, it’s was only in 2017 that ministers moved forward with the first projects, collecting bids for a […]

March 28, 2018 Read More →

Chinese Solar Company Plays Down U.S. Tariff Barrier as It Proceeds With Florida Expansion

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Executives at China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. indicated March 22 that the manufacturer is moving ahead with plans to assemble solar panels at a plant in Jacksonville, Fla., regardless of whether it is exempt from new tariffs on imported solar cells. “The enactment of … tariffs for [crystalline silicon] solar […]

March 23, 2018 Read More →