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    IEEFA Arizona: ‘Post-coal reclamation economy’ seen after closure of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine IEEFA Arizona: ‘Post-coal reclamation economy’ seen after closure of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta MineDec. 7, 2018 (IEEFA) — Land reclamation and site remediation around the coal-fired Navajo Generation Station and its companion Kayenta Mine in northeastern Arizona will require years to complete and likely employ hundreds of  former plant and mine workers, concludes a  research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—“Long-Term Opportunity ...
    IEEFA U.S.: A rough week for the American coal industry IEEFA U.S.: A rough week for the American coal industryThe economic problems facing the U.S. coal industry have been on manifest display this week. On Tuesday morning, the federal Energy Information Administration reported that coal use in the U.S. is on track to fall to its lowest level since 1979, and that by year’s end consumption will be 44% below the 2007 peak of 1,128 ...
    Colorado distribution co-op wants out of coal-heavy power supply contracts Colorado distribution co-op wants out of coal-heavy power supply contractsUtility Dive: A Colorado electric cooperative filed with state regulators Thursday to ditch its coal-heavy generation supplier in pursuit of cheaper renewable energy, part of an industry-wide move toward wind and solar. The Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to adjudicate a fair exit price to end its generation contracts with the ...
    Trans Mountain pipeline costs are adding up for Canadian government Trans Mountain pipeline costs are adding up for Canadian governmentNational Observer: The Trans Mountain oil pipeline is costing a Canadian Crown corporation some staggering interest expenses that cast doubt on strong revenues from the infrastructure touted in the federal government's recent economic update. The interest expenses were $20 million over a single month in September, right after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government purchased the pipeline and ...
    India adds record 1,538MW of rooftop solar in 12 months through September India adds record 1,538MW of rooftop solar in 12 months through SeptemberPV Tech: India added a record 1,538MW of rooftop solar capacity in the 12-month period up to September 2018, which is a huge year-on-year rise of 75%, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India’s latest report. The ‘India Solar Rooftop Map’ revealed that cumulative installations reached 3,399MW by the end of September this year, and are projected ...
    Construction begins on first utility-scale wind project in West Africa Construction begins on first utility-scale wind project in West AfricaCNBC: Ground has been broken on the development of West Africa's "first utility-scale wind power project", located in Senegal. The 158.7 megawatt (MW) Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye, or PETN, is set to be completed in 2020, according to renewable energy firm Lekela. The 46-turbine facility will use turbines from Danish company Vestas and will generate more than ...
    Dominion suspends work on Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline Dominion suspends work on Atlantic Coast natural gas pipelinePlatts: Dominion Energy has suspended construction on the full 600-mile route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, except for some 'stand-down' activities, after an appeals court stay last week, the company told the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday. Dominion said its action to halt work on the natural gas project was in response to the 4th US ...
    IEEFA India: Removing the roadblocks to accelerate renewable energy deployment IEEFA India: Removing the roadblocks to accelerate renewable energy deploymentIndia is transforming its national electricity system by incorporating deflationary renewables. In doing so, it is improving energy security, reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels, addressing air pollution, and lowering emissions intensity. The timing of this transformation is spot on. India’s economy is set to double by 2030. Even with improved energy efficiency and lower grid ...
    IEEFA U.S.: Frackers continue to underperform IEEFA U.S.: Frackers continue to underperformDec. 5, 2018 (IEEFA) — While oil prices rose and production increased, U.S. oil-and-gas fracking companies continued nonetheless to bleed money in the third quarter of this year, according to a research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The brief—"More Red Flags on Fracking: Weak Third-Quarter Results as Cash Losses ...
    IEEFA report: Pakistan could build greater energy security by increasing use of cheaper renewables IEEFA report: Pakistan could build greater energy security by increasing use of cheaper renewablesDec 5, 2018, LAHORE (IEEFA): A new report asserts that, as renewable energy is now the cheapest form of electricity generation in Pakistan, the government could reduce its reliance on expensive power plants and fossil fuel imports in favour of cleaner, more accessible electricity for people and businesses. The report, “Pakistan’s Power Future: Renewable Energy Provides ...