Author Archive: Kate Finlayson

Director of Strategic Communications, Australia/South Asia, Kate Finlayson has been a journalist and public relations professional in Australia and Indonesia. She has worked with the Australian Council of Social Service, Aboriginal Legal Service, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

IEEFA Energy Finance 2019: Coal pipeline shrinking, stranded asset risk ballooning, renewables ever cheaper

Coal fleets represent huge financial risk to shareholders and investors

While coal plant construction is slowing globally, existing and new builds are being consistently under-utilised and represent an enormous stranded asset risk representing hundreds of billions of dollars. This was one key takeaway from an international conference hosted by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) held at Columbia Law School in New […]

IEEFA Australia: Queensland government about to make poor economic decision on Adani mine

Government needs to recognise the difference between thermal and coking coal

When a product is becoming obsolete, you don’t buy it. You look for alternative products that do the same job, or new innovations that help you stay relevant, up-to-date and competitive in a fast-changing world. Think fluoro to LED lighting, desktop to laptop computers, petrol to electric cars. Thermal coal and renewables – both used […]