Author Archive: Grant Hauber

Energy Finance Analyst Grant Hauber has over 25 years of global experience in energy and infrastructure development and project finance covering 40 countries, from the developing markets of Asia to MENA to Europe and North America. He has worked as a project developer, banker, market strategist, and served as a principal with the Asian Development Bank specializing in public-private partnerships.

IEEFA: Emerging Asia’s unrealistic LNG-to-power project pipeline threatens macroeconomic and financial stability

IEEFA’s investigative analysis reveals that only a small fraction of LNG projects are viable across seven emerging Asian countries

15 December (IEEFA Asia): The liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has framed LNG as a cheap, reliable “bridge fuel” to help countries reduce coal consumption and transition to cleaner renewable energy. For many project developers and countries in emerging Asia, however, LNG is a bridge that may never be built, according to the latest report […]

IEEFA: COP26 needs to focus on renewables not fanciful technology

Blue hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) are distractions from rapid decarbonization

As we enter the political-economic maelstrom that will surely manifest during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), it is important to focus on the primary task at hand. It is not merely decarbonization of the world’s economy that is the need of the hour, it is its […]

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IEEFA: High stakes for Asian Development Bank’s ambitious coal power retirement plan

Implementation challenges could block funding for other equally important high impact clean energy funding strategies

24 September 2021 (IEEFA Asia): In the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced a plan to speed up the retirement of high emissions coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia. This announcement sets the stage for a transformation of the Asian multilateral development bank’s (MDB) role […]