Author Archive: Frank Bass

Editor Frank Bass is an experienced writer and researcher with a focus on the intersection of government, politics, and business. The author of three books on journalism, he is a pioneer in the area of data-driven reporting.

IEEFA Energy Finance Conference 2020 roundup: Local leadership, global change

IEEFA Energy Finance Conference 2020 roundup: Local leadership, global change

Business case for renewables-based economic development grows stronger by the day

The transition to renewable energy is frequently advocated on environmental grounds, but the financial case for moving away from fossil fuels is becoming undeniably clear, according to experts speaking during the final week of IEEFA’s 2020 Energy Finance Conference (July 14-30). The annual meeting of international energy, finance and policy experts, which was offered online […]

July 31, 2020 Read More →

IEEFA Energy Finance Conference 2020: Coal, LNG, petrochemical sectors face poor outlook and uphill battle for investors

Fossil fuel industries were becoming less financially attractive even before the global coronavirus pandemic

Three major fossil fuel-based industries—coal, liquefied natural gas, and plastics—were becoming less financially attractive even before the global coronavirus pandemic, according to experts who spoke during the second week of IEEFA’s 2020 Energy Finance Conference. The annual meeting of international energy, finance and policy experts, which was offered online this year because of COVID-related restrictions, […]

July 24, 2020 Read More →

IEEFA Energy Finance Conference 2020 roundup: week one (July 14‑16)

The business case for renewables advances globally

Experts agree that the transition to renewable energy will continue to be driven by financial considerations independent of systemic shocks, such as the coronavirus pandemic or international price wars, according to analysis presented during the first week of IEEFA’s 2020 Energy Finance Conference. The annual convening of international energy, finance, and policy experts is being […]

July 21, 2020 Read More →