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    Peabody Bankruptcy Deal Leaves Taxpayers With Mine Cleanup Bill Peabody Bankruptcy Deal Leaves Taxpayers With Mine Cleanup BillThe Wall Street Journal: A mining company’s debt-cutting plan will leave taxpayers facing a bigger bill for cleaning up nearly two dozen hazardous sites primarily in the central U.S., including a swath of northeast Oklahoma that once produced lead ore for bullets in both World Wars. The 22 properties will be shed by miner Peabody Energy Corp ...
    IEEFA Report: A Renewables Path to Japanese Energy Security in a Post-Nuclear Era IEEFA Report: A Renewables Path to Japanese Energy Security in a Post-Nuclear EraWe’ve just published a report that details how Japan’s post-nuclear electricity-generation economy can be viably retooled around renewable energy. Our report—“Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables: Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy”—emphasizes the potential for national energy security through renewables, most especially wind and solar. This report documents how government policies adopted in the wake of the ...
    Energy Finance Training 2017 Energy Finance Training 2017The 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 ...
    Painful Transition in New Mexico Painful Transition in New MexicoThe Santa Fe New Mexican: For decades, three coal-fired power plants have formed an imposing presence on the landscape from Page, Ariz., to Farmington, N.M., providing electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes but releasing millions of tons of pollutants from their towering smokestacks. But one of the plants has been partially shut down, and the other ...
    On the Blogs: Risk-Management Innovation in Financing Behind Kansas Wind Farm On the Blogs: Risk-Management Innovation in Financing Behind Kansas Wind FarmSmart Energy Decisions: The innovative financial structure utilized in Microsoft's recent purchase of wind energy from the 178-MW Bloom Wind project in Kansas was recently named North American Wind Deal of the Year by infrastructure and project finance magazine IJGlobal. The structure was developed in partnership with the project owner — Alberta-based power producer Capital Power — ...
    IEEFA U.K.: An Official Realization that Renewables and Better Cross-Border Interconnection Can Replace Coal-Fired GenerationThe 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 can ...
    On the Blogs: Ohio’s Wind Blunder On the Blogs: Ohio’s Wind BlunderThinkProgress.org: House Bill 483, which became law in October 2014, more than doubled the minimum distance between wind turbines and property lines. Legislators said they changed the requirement to protect property rights and improve public safety, but it had the effect of closing off much of the state to wind power. Revenue from the Long Prairie Wind ...
    Illinois Is the Latest State to Acknowledge Electricity-Sector Transition Illinois Is the Latest State to Acknowledge Electricity-Sector TransitionUtility 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 next ten ...
    Pipeline for Coal-Fired Plants Is in ‘Freefall’ Pipeline for Coal-Fired Plants Is in ‘Freefall’The Guardian: The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm. The report said the amount of new capacity starting construction was down 62% in 2016 on the year before ...
    Wisconsin Aims for 100% Renewables Wisconsin Aims for 100% RenewablesMidwest Energy News: Madison, Wisconsin committed to getting 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources in a resolution passed unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday. It became the 24th city to make such a promise, according to a tally by the Sierra Club, which has a “Ready for 100” nationwide campaign. Madison’s resolution sets ...