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IEEFA Update: Exxon Trouble

More Stranded Assets Loom as Market Shift Continues

In writing off a couple of billion dollars of difficult-to-tap Rocky Mountain gas holdings, ExxonMobil this morning is diverting attention from key bigger-picture truths. More write-downs loom, and will probably come sooner than later, including on the company’s 4.6 billion barrels of sand-locked oil in Canada. We expect that particular chunk of the ExxonMobil stranded-asset portfolio […]

January 31, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: Can Power Market Reforms Curb U.K. Ratepayer Handouts to Gas, Coal and Nuclear?

IEEFA Europe: Can Power Market Reforms Curb U.K. Ratepayer Handouts to Gas, Coal and Nuclear?

Capacity Subsidies May Be Redundant

The U.K. this week holds its biggest auction ever for electricity generating capacity under a multi-billion-pound scheme whose stated aim is to increase investment in new, flexible generation. The intent is to help balance the growth in variable wind and solar power while ensuring there are enough power plants to cover demand. Under the so-called […]

January 30, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Indiana: Another Coal-Fired Plant That Should Be Retired

IEEFA Indiana: Another Coal-Fired Plant That Should Be Retired

Saving the Petersburg Generating Station Would Cost Indianapolis Power & Light Ratepayers $80 Million. It’s Not Worth It.

Indianapolis Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of Virginia-based AES Corp. that provides electricity to almost a half million people in central Indiana, isn’t known for always doing right by its ratepayers. A spectacular case in point is the company’s current campaign to get the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to allow what in essence is […]

January 27, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Asia: More Bad Numbers for Adani; a Renewables Merger in India; Change of Note in China and

IEEFA Asia: More Bad Numbers for Adani; a Renewables Merger in India; Change of Note in China

Why a Massive Proposed Coal Project Remains Unbankable

Adani Power Ltd reports another net loss—of US$48 million—in the three months through December. This puts the company as the proposed cornerstone customer in a plan to build the massive Adani Enterprises Carmichael coal project in Queensland on track for its fifth year of enormous losses since FY2012. The latest numbers highlight the strategic weakness of […]

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