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

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

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 India: Post-election, India must formalise energy reforms already long deliberated

Newly elected government should continue push for low cost renewable energy while combating air pollution

27 May 2019 (DELHI): Although renewable energy installation has seen tremendous progress due to policy initiatives, further energy reforms are necessary for the newly re-elected Government of India to meet its ambitious target to generate 275 gigawatts (GW) from renewable energy sources by 2027. A new briefing note by IEEFA: Post-election, India must formalise energy […]

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Coal Won’t Solve the Energy Poverty Problem

Times Have Changed; Old Electricity-Generation Models Don’t Work Anymore

Coal-fired electricity is no longer the economy builder its proponents say it is. Time was when coal in fact did contribute to growth in many economies, but times have changed. Today governments and private interests worldwide concede—even emphasize—the economic and environmental dysfunction of coal. We’ve just published an IEEFA Briefing Note (“Energy Poverty, Then and […]

March 3, 2016 Read More →
The World Bank’s Bad Energy-Policy Call in Kosovo

The World Bank’s Bad Energy-Policy Call in Kosovo

The Wrong Move at the Wrong Time for a Small Country in Eastern Europe

We’ve just published a study concluding that the proposed coal-fired New Kosovo Power Plant—if it’s built—would increase electricity prices by as much as 50 percent in Kosovo and damage the economy of the small country. The study, “The Proposed New Kosovo Power Plant: An Unnecessary Burden at an Unreasonable Price,” ( also see Albanian version) urges the […]

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IEEFA: As fossil fuel prices skyrocket globally, renewables grow steadily cheaper

IEEFA: As fossil fuel prices skyrocket globally, renewables grow steadily cheaper

Stability of renewables an antidote to the volatility of gas and coal

While volatile energy commodity prices have been sharply increasing globally, renewable technologies have been steadily decreasing.  Over the last decade, the cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV has fallen by 85 percent, concentrating solar power (CSP) by 68 percent, onshore wind by 56 percent and 48 percent for offshore wind, according to the International […]

IEEFA Africa: Is Angola a cautionary tale for Guyana’s oil wealth hopes?
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IEEFA Africa: Is Angola a cautionary tale for Guyana’s oil wealth hopes?

After 25 years of deepwater drilling, African nation sinks $76B deeper in debt

The  South American country of Guyana, the latest nation to have discovered commercial reserves of oil and gas, hopes to raise its standard of living, cut its debt, eliminate its deficit and create a sovereign wealth fund. It is in a weak position to accomplish these goals.  Consider the example of Angola, which has hosted […]

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IEEFA Webinar: How India’s new net metering restriction could impact the rooftop solar market

Adoption of larger rooftop solar systems could stop overnight

On 21 December 2020, the Ministry of Power announced the “Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020”, setting out the rights of electricity consumers in India. Watch the recorded webinar here The new rules cover 11 key areas including the rights of consumers, obligations of distribution licensees, metering arrangements, billing and payment and a grievance redressal […]

Financing secured for first utility-scale, privately developed solar project in Uzbekistan

Power Engineering International: Leading international financial institutions are providing funding for the development of Uzbekistan’s first 100MW solar PV plant. The World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are providing loans for the development of the solar PV plant in the […]

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

International Finance Corporation tightens rules on coal plant financing

Reuters: The World Bank’s private-sector arm has introduced new climate change conditions for its investments in commercial banks to encourage the lenders to wind down support for coal projects in Africa and Asia. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which owns equity stakes in many large commercial banks in emerging markets, hopes the restrictions will trigger […]

September 24, 2020 Read More →

World Bank study sees potential for 10GW of offshore wind in Vietnam by 2030

ReNews.biz: Vietnam could potentially bring online up to 10GW of offshore wind by 2030, according to recommendations by the World Bank and the Danish Energy Agency. The findings were presented by the organisations to the Vietnamese government as part of efforts to develop an offshore wind sector. The studies are being presented ahead of the […]

September 23, 2020 Read More →

South Africa’s coal-dependent state utility seeking bids for first battery storage project

Bloomberg: South Africa’s state-owned power utility, which relies on coal to generate most of the nation’s electricity, issued a request for bids to build its first battery-energy storage system, according to a tender document seen by Bloomberg. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. has received funding from institutions including the World Bank and African Development Bank, which […]

August 4, 2020 Read More →

Romania looking to build first offshore wind farms in the Black Sea

Recharge: Romanian power company Hidroelectrica as part of an updated investment plan intends to build 600MW of wind power capacity by 2026, including a 300MW offshore wind farm that would be the first ever to be built in the Black Sea, [according to] local reports in the southeast European nation. The state-owned company plans to […]

June 4, 2020 Read More →