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    IEEFA Update: Are Investors in Asian Coal Starting to Think Twice?Human nature is to juggle contradiction and remain hopeful in the face of adversity. But investors are supposed to be hard-eyed cynics. What, then, to make of financial professionals smart enough to pose shrewd questions about the impact of climate change on the coal industry but willing to settle for illogically incomplete answers? This is the thought ...
    U.S. Energy Secretary Seems to Have Learned Nothing From His Texas Electricity FailuresTexas Observer: In late 2005, then-Governor Rick Perry was in the middle of a protracted battle with a coalition of environmentalists, renewable energy advocates, mayors and local leaders. TXU, the state’s largest utility, had announced that it wanted to build 11 new coal plants. At the time, natural gas and coal made up about 46 and ...
    IEEFA Update: Where Puerto Rico Goes From HereThe future of Puerto Rico’s electricity system is on the line now as planners, policymakers, special interests, and politicians negotiate how the U.S. commonwealth will rebuild its shattered electricity grid. Long-running research by our organization  has documented how the Puerto Rico Electric Authority (PREPA) has been historically and chronically mismanaged and how it has been overly ...
    IEEFA Asia: As India Moves, Europe FollowsAs world energy markets transform at an unprecedented rate, India is at the forefront of the shift toward a profitable renewables industry, especially given how the country's solar belt has the potential to supply 749 gigawatts (GW) of power generation. As shown in a report we published earlier this month, accelerating this trend will allow India ...
    Execs at Coal Giant Rio Tinto Face Fraud Charges For Overstating Mine’s Worth by BillionsReuters: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc (RIO.L) (RIO.AX) and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique and concealed critical information while tapping the market for billions of dollars. The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also said ...
    Report: Trump Is Worse for Coal Than Obama WasAxios: The Brattle Group's analysis, which was presented to the Energy Bar Association Tuesday, highlights a major tension running through Trump's pro-fossil fuel initiatives: Helping coal is tougher when you're supporting natural gas too. What they examined: Brattle forecast the production and employment effect of pro-coal policies, like killing EPA's big power industry climate rule and rolling ...
    As Blackout Drags On, Uncertainty Over Whether Puerto Rico Will Modernize Its GridE&E: The facts also are that Puerto Rico remains a disaster area unlike  anything the nation has experienced in modern times, said Tomás Torres of the Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy of Puerto Rico. "After a month, 90 percent of the people of Puerto Rico are without power," Torres said, interviewed as he traveled to Miami ...
    U.S. Plan to Aid Coal and Nuclear Plants Gets a Bipartisan Thumbs Down From Past RegulatorsWashington Post; Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s bid to change regulations to help coal and nuclear power plants has run into unusually blunt opposition from a group of former regulators from both parties. Eight former members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — including five former chairmen — have filed a letter with the commission opposing Perry’s proposal ...
    IEA Report: Renewables Will Supplant Coal in Alleviating Global Electricity PovertyCarbon Brief: Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity. This number is shrinking, down by one third since 2000, despite rising population levels, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) special report on energy access, published today. The report says that while coal has supplied nearly half of the progress from 2000 ...
    California and New Mexico AGs Sue to Restore Closure of Loophole on Coal Taken Off Federal LandsLaw 360: The attorneys general of California and New Mexico have again gone to court to challenge a U.S. Department of the Interior decision to revoke an Obama-era rule tweaking royalty calculations for oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal lands, arguing Tuesday that the regulation was repealed without adequate consideration. California AG Xavier ...