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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 […]

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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 […]

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ESTUDIO DE IEEFA ENCUENTRA INADECUADA LA REESTRUCTURACIÓN DEL ADEUDO DE EMPRESA DE ENERGÍA PUERTORRIQUEÑA; VE OPORTUNIDADES  PERDIDAS EN ENERGÍA EÓLICA, SOLAR Y EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA

ESTUDIO DE IEEFA ENCUENTRA INADECUADA LA REESTRUCTURACIÓN DEL ADEUDO DE EMPRESA DE ENERGÍA PUERTORRIQUEÑA; VE OPORTUNIDADES PERDIDAS EN ENERGÍA EÓLICA, SOLAR Y EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA

EN ESPERA PARA DAR A CONOCER 11 A.M., JUEVES, 10 de SEPT.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (10 de Sept. de 2015) — The Institute for Energy Economics y Financial Analysis dio a conocer hoy un informe concluyendo que la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (AEEPR) es demasiado generosa con tenedores de bonos en su propuesta reestructuración de su adeudo y corta de vista en sus […]

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India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

New IEEFA report- India’s energy transformation gathers momentum

10 August, 2015: India’s ‘seven horses of energy’ electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal coal, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Indian energy analysis firm, Equitorials. The report – […]

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Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

New Research by IEEFA Sees Slowing Demand for Coal and Rapidly Rising Investment in Renewables CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — Rapid expansion of renewable energy combined with weakening electricity demand are driving a structural decline in seaborne thermal coal markets, according to a new briefing released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk, July 2014

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk, July 2014

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk,  July 2014 (pdf) By Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

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Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA  

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Briefing note: India power prices

Briefing note: India power prices

Briefing note: India power prices (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

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Report- Changing course: A clean energy investment plan for Dominion Virginia Power

Report- Changing course: A clean energy investment plan for Dominion Virginia Power

Changing course: A clean energy investment plan for Dominion Virginia Power (PDF)

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On the Blogs: Why Allianz Is Investing Where the Wind Blows

Asa Gibson for EnvironentalFinance.com: Some 12 months ago, Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) reached a milestone when it closed its first renewable energy allocation outside Europe with a tax equity investment in a US wind farm. Since then, the in-house alternative asset manager of German insurance group Allianz has quadrupled its exposure to US wind using […]

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U.S. Renewables Generation Has Tripled Since 2008 but Continues to Lag China and Europe

Quirin Schiermeier for Nature Weekly Journal of Science: Renewable-energy capacity in the United States has more than tripled since 2008, according to a report published this month on US sustainable energy by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), an industry group. Energy capacity from sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal […]

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A New Spot Record for Wind Generation: 52.1% Grid Penetration Across Central U.S.

Scott DiSavino for Reuters: Wind briefly powered more than 50 percent of electric demand on Sunday, the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) said, for the first time on any North American power grid. SPP coordinates the flow of electricity on the high voltage power lines from Montana and North Dakota to New Mexico, Texas and […]

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Berkshire Exec: Renewable Energy Is a Job Creator

Annalee Armstrong for SNL: A Berkshire Hathaway Energy executive said the renewable energy industry has done exactly what President Donald Trump pledged to do during his campaign: create jobs. Jonathan Weisgall, vice president for government relations at Berkshire Hathaway, said the wind industry has created about 100,000 jobs nationwide, with about 7,000 in Iowa alone where […]

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On the Blogs: U.S. Wind Energy Gains Grid Integration

Kelly Welf for Morning Consult: For years, utilities and skeptics lamented the viability of renewable energy because of its intermittency. But, no more. Grid operators are fully adept at balancing the electric grid, and are currently — successfully — managing 82,183 megawatts of wind energy on the system, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s […]

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Analysts See Little Risk to U.S. Wind and Solar Incentives

Peter Maloney for Utility Dive: According to analyst Neel Mitra at Tudor Pickering Holt, “it is doubtful the Trump administration will take any action to modify or eliminate the Investment Tax Credits (ITC) and/or Production Tax Credits (PTC).” In fact, during his confirmation hearings Trump’s new Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said he supported keeping the […]

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A Surging Wind Industry in North Dakota

April Baumgarten for the Bismark Tribune: The construction of the rail facility is just one indicator of the wind industry’s growth. The sector in the U.S. had its second-strongest quarter, and the American Wind Energy Association announced last Thursday that near-record growth made wind energy the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S. […]

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Saudis Announce Auction for Solar and Wind Projects in Bid to Generate World’s Cheapest Electricity

Wael Mahdi for Bloomberg News: Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the […]

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A Move in Massachusetts Toward 100% Renewables by 2035

Robert Walton for Utility Dive: Three Democratic lawmakers in Massachusetts have proposed a bill that would require the state use 100% renewable energy by 2035, but then goes further to eliminate fossil fuels from the heating and transport sectors as well. The proposal calls for phasing out the use of fossil fuels in Massachusetts entirely […]

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Solar and Wind Bite Further Into U.S. Coal

James Bruggers for the Courier-Journal: A new U.S. Department of Energy report shows which way the nation’s energy train is headed, and it’s not coal country. Net electricity generation from coal dropped 53 percent between 2006 and September 2016, while electricity generation from natural gas increased by 33 percent. Solar power generation shot up 5,000 […]

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