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SAVE THE DATE: IEEFA’S Energy Finance Training is March 12-14, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: IEEFA’S Energy Finance Training is March 12-14, 2018

About Energy Finance 2018 The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) holds an annual training program to help advocacy organizations and attorneys improve their own financial literacy. The training provides participants with ideas for how they can use financial issues in their campaigns, and helps them connect with other advocates. This training program […]

November 29, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Germany: Czech Company That Got a Vattenfall Giveaway Wants More

Foreign Buyer of Lausitz Region Lignite Assets Wants to Have Its Cake and Eat It Too

When you take something off somebody’s hands at a discount price, especially when a shrewd seller is involved, common sense dictates that you might expect there to be some strings attached. Shouldn’t such common sense apply equally to the Czech energy company, EPH, which last year acquired—for less than a song—highly polluting lignite assets from […]

November 22, 2017 Read More →

Criticism in New Mexico of Utility’s Solar Market Control

Santa Fe New Mexican: Last week, the state Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 to approve the utility company’s renewable energy portfolio plan, which include procuring solar, wind and geothermal power. The plan is aimed at meeting the goal of relying on renewable energy for 20 percent of the total energy mix in New Mexico. The […]

November 22, 2017 Read More →

Navajo Generation Station (NGS) ဟာ ေစ်းခ်ိဳလာတဲ့ သဘာဝဓါတ္ေငြ႕လွ်ပ္စစ္ဓါတ္အားေပး စက္ရံုေတြကို ျပိဳင္ႏိုင္မွာ မဟုတ္ေတာ့ဘူးလို

Moemaka.com: Navajo Nation မွာ ေဆာက္ထားတဲ့ 2500 Mega Watt ထုတ္လုပ္ႏိုင္တဲ့ ေက်ာက္မီးေသြး လွ်ပ္စစ္ဓါတ္အားေပး စက္ရံု Navajo Generation Station (NGS) ဟာ public, private partnership ျပည္ေထာင္စုအစိုးရနဲ႔ ပုဂၢလိကကုမၸဏီေတြ ပူးတြဲပိုင္တဲ့ စက္ရံုျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ၁၉၇၄ ခုႏွစ္မွာ စတင္လည္ပတ္ခဲ့တာျဖစ္ျပီး ၁၇၈၆ဧက ေျမအက်ယ္အဝန္းရွိပါတယ္။ AZ, NV, CA ျပည္နယ္က လိုအပ္တဲ့ လွ်ပ္စစ္စြမ္းအင္ေတြကို ဒီစက္ရံုကေန ျဖည့္ေရာင္းေပးေနရတာပါ။ ဒီစက္ရံုကို ၂၀၁၉ခုႏွစ္ကုန္မွာ ပိတ္ပါေတာ့မယ္။ ဒီစက္ရံုကေန Navajo Nation တိုင္းရင္းသားေတြအတြက္ အိမ္ေျခ ၆၀ပဲ လွ်ပ္စစ္ မီးရတာပါ။ https://www.ngspower.com/about/fact … Navajo Nation မွာ ေဆာက္ထားတဲ့ 2500 […]

July 31, 2017 Read More →

Standing Rock Activists Eye Pipeline Finances

Sam Levin and Julia Carrie Wong for The Guardian: Indigenous activists are focussing on the Dakota Access pipeline’s finances before Donald Trump takes office in an effort to further strain the oil corporation and cause continuing delays that they hope could be disastrous for the project. After the Obama administration denied the company a key […]

December 30, 2016 Read More →
Energy Finance Training 2017

Energy Finance Training 2017

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Columbia Law School brought together environmental advocates and attorneys from around the world for a three-day training program in New York City. The conference covered current developments in the coal, natural gas, renewable energy, and electric utility industries. It is designed to provide advocates and attorneys […]

November 30, 2016 Read More →

Op-Ed: An Increasingly Bold Push in India to Tap ‘That Ancient Gift of the Sun’

Gopal Patel, India’ Energy Minister, for CNN: Until now, India’s reliance on coal for almost three-fourths of its electricity supply has hindered its transition to clean energy. Part of the reason for India’s reliance on coal for so much of its power is to be found underground, in the country’s enormous reserves of the fossil […]

November 1, 2016 Read More →
The Supreme Court Case on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is a Red Herring

The Supreme Court Case on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is a Red Herring

Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Is on the Wane More Because of Market Forces Than Regulatory Action

The Supreme Court’s stay against enforcement of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan comes as a potential setback to the Obama administration’s initiative to curb pollution from coal-fired power plants. The court in its order yesterday is responding to opponents who had argued that, among other things, the EPA is being too tough on the coal-fired […]

Obama Does for the Coal Industry What It Cannot Do for Itself

Obama Does for the Coal Industry What It Cannot Do for Itself

Markets Have Changed Since the 1980s; Miners Have Not Kept Up

President Obama is doing for the coal industry what it cannot do for itself in proposing reforms that would require coal producers pay taxpayers a fair price for coal taken from public lands. A federal lease moratorium would allow the federal government, as owner of the coal, and stakeholders to establish a new business model for […]

January 16, 2016 Read More →

WSJ: ‘Dying Embers’ of U.K. Coal Industry

Scott Patterson for the Wall Street Journal: The last deep-pit coal mine in the U.K. plans to shut its doors here next week, heralding the end of a centuries-old industry that helped fuel the industrial revolution and build the British Empire. The shutdown, targeted for next Friday, represents a victory for advocates of reducing carbon […]

December 11, 2015 Read More →