Author Archive: Arjun Flora

Director, Energy Finance Studies, Europe, Arjun Flora is a UK-based analyst focused on the energy transition in Europe. He has worked in energy technology investment banking at Alexa Capital and Jefferies in London, and holds a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

IEEFA Europe: Snam woos investors with net-zero claims, while growing its spending on fossil gas infrastructure

Italian gas giant publicizes hydrogen commitment while spending shows business as usual

March 16, 2021 (IEEFA) — Even as it seeks to attract funding from sustainability-led lenders, Europe’s largest gas pipeline company continues to devote the vast majority of planned capital spending to unabated fossil gas infrastructure, according to a report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Snam, the Milan-based gas transmission system […]

IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO2

Reporting loophole means midstream operators aren't following the same guidelines as upstream or downstream sellers

December 14, 2020 (IEEFA) — European pipeline companies are using a loophole to market themselves as low-carbon businesses and avoid reporting on the climate effects of the natural gas they transport, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Hiding in Plain Sight—European Gas Pipeline Companies’ […]

IEEFA U.K.: Smart tariffs can cut electric vehicle charging costs by one-fifth

Country announces ban on new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030

Smart tariffs that have been enabled by the rollout of digital meters can cut the payback period on electric vehicles by more than one-fifth, according to U.K. data, and can help Britain achieve its target to ban all new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, as announced this week. IEEFA published research in May 2019 […]

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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

Economics, EU membership ambitions point to renewables as best path for country’s future electricity needs

October 29, 2020 (IEEFA) — Strong performance by Kosovo’s first large-scale wind and solar farms show the coal-dominated, Western Balkan country can exploit falling renewables costs and green lending appetite to align better with a low-carbon European transition and reduce losses from stranded fossil fuel assets. According to a new report by the Institute for […]

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Ekonomia, ambiciet për anëtarësim në BE drejtojnë nga burimet e ripërtëritshme si rruga më e mirë për nevojat e ardhshme të energjisë për vendin.

29 tetor 2020 (IEEFA) – Performanca e mirë nga fermat e para të erës dhe diellit në shkallë të gjerë në Kosovë tregon se vendi i Ballkanit Perëndimor i dominuar nga qymyri mund të shfrytëzojë rënien e kostove të ripërtëritshme dhe gatshmërinë për kredi të gjelbëra për tu lidhur më mirë me një tranzicion evropian […]

IEEFA: IEA playing ‘catch-up’ with falling renewables costs, halving solar estimates

Renewables costs reductions are now already beating previous forecasts for 2040

The IEA halved the cost of solar power in Europe, in a single year, in its annual World Energy Outlook, published this month, showing just how far it is trailing the market and how fast solar costs are plunging. Moreover, it shows both onshore wind & solar PV were cheaper in 2019 than the IEA […]

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IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy

Case studies in Poland confirm RWH alternative to coal plants and reduced investment risks

June 10, 2020  (IEEFA LONDON) ‒ Captured waste heat from local industry in southern Poland can compete with fossil fuel plants to supply affordable heating for local homes through district heating networks, providing cleaner air and attractive financial returns for investors, according to an IEEFA study published today.  IEEFA found that the main barrier to […]

Odzyskane ciepło odpadowe z polskiego lokalnego przemysłu może zapewnić opłacalne źródło czystego ogrzewania, zastępując elektrociepłownie węglowe i zmniejszając ryzyka inwestycyjne

10 czerwca, IEEFA (LONDYN) − Jak wynika z opublikowanego w środę badania przeprowadzonego przez IEEFA, ciepło odpadowe odzyskane z lokalnego przemysłu na południu Polski może konkurować z zakładami zasilanymi paliwami kopalnymi, dostarczając przy pomocy lokalnych systemów ciepłowniczych przystępne w cenie ogrzewanie do lokalnych domów, zapewniając czystsze powietrze, a inwestorom atrakcyjne zyski finansowe. IEEFA doszło do […]

IEEFA report: Turkey turns to solar power to boost energy independence

With additional incentives, payback periods for rooftop solar installations can be reduced to 7 years today and 2 years by 2030

December 19, 2019 (London/Istanbul IEEFA) – Turkey can build on a new support scheme for solar power by providing further incentives that would reduce payback periods to less than seven years now, and two years by 2030, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Turkey has […]

IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia

By 2024, cheaper for Australian households to invest in solar, storage and an EV in combination, than in solar alone

A new IEEFA report suggests Australia is on the cusp of another solar revolution. Australia has one of the world’s – if not the world’s highest – uptake of rooftop solar. The country also has one of the world’s lowest developed country uptakes of electric vehicles, which can be charged from rooftop solar. In 2018, […]

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