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April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA

April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA

April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA  

April 13, 2015 Read More →

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EPA tells coal-fired plants to quit dumping ash in unlined storage ponds

Associated Press: The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites. Plants in four states will have to close the coal ash ponds […]

January 12, 2022 Read More →

U.S. utility-scale solar penetration rose to 2.2 percent in 2020

S&P Capital IQ ($): The utility-scale solar power penetration in the U.S. increased to 2.2% in 2020 from 1.7% in 2019 as more companies continue to adjust their fuel mix in favor of renewable resources. Total solar generation for the nation was up 23.7% to 88.9 million MWh, from 71.9 million MWh in 2019, according […]

November 2, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA: Canada ban on shipping coal would equal scrapping as many as 3 million cars

IEEFA: Canada ban on shipping coal would equal scrapping as many as 3 million cars

Change in Canadian policy could have major implications for U.S. coal market

The border between the United States and Canada is currently open for vaccinated travelers—but it may soon be closed to trainloads of American coal that pass through Canadian export terminals on their way to overseas markets. In a late August announcement that drew little attention outside Canada, the governing Liberal Party pledged to ban all […]

Axis maps exit from thermal coal insurance and investments by 2040

Business Insurance: Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday it will stop insuring, reinsuring and investing in thermal coal business by 2030 in some countries, including the United States, and by 2040 globally. The Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer also said it will invest $20 million in an emerging markets-focused climate finance fund managed by BlackRock Inc. […]

October 21, 2021 Read More →

Banks using loopholes to dodge pledges to stop funding Arctic drilling

Wall Street Journal ($): Some of the world’s largest banks, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., HSBC Holdings and BNP Paribas SA pledged in recent years to stop direct financing of Arctic oil exploration. The idea was to choke off money for fossil-fuel extraction in a pristine natural environment. A battle has broken out among investors, […]

October 19, 2021 Read More →

Washington county becomes first in US to ban new fossil fuel projects

The Guardian: A county in Washington state has become the first such jurisdiction in the US to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, following a lengthy battle over the impact of oil refineries on the local community. In a vote on Tuesday night, Whatcom county’s council unanimously passed a measure that bans the construction of new […]

July 29, 2021 Read More →

Goldman: Energy transition needs 11.9B pounds of copper annually by 2030

North of 60 Mining News: Alaska, Northern British Columbia, and the Yukon are home to a dozen advanced stage exploration and mine projects hosting billions of pounds of copper ready to deliver to a world demanding massive amounts of this conductive metal for the green energy and electric mobility transition envisioned over the next three […]

May 4, 2021 Read More →

Oil and gas-rich Alaska seeking renewable alternatives to fossil fuels

KCAW Radio: Concerns around energy independence and high costs have led many places in rural Alaska to look for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. The Department of Energy recently announced the awardees of a new program to help remote communities find clean energy solutions. The Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project or ETIPP will help five […]

April 28, 2021 Read More →

S&P: Announced U.S. coal-fired plant retirements to cut annual demand by more than 65 million tons

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): U.S. coal producers delivered 65.5 million tons of coal, about 8.7% of the coal mined in 2018, to power plants set to retire between 2019 and 2032, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The analysis excluded plants that retired before July 4 in 2019. Meanwhile, only one […]

August 5, 2019 Read More →

Alaska backs away from massive North Slope LNG project

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Alaska’s decision to cut back staff at the state-run company developing a massive LNG terminal and shift its focus to only permitting amounted to an acknowledgment that the state no longer plans to work to commercialize the gas export venture or manage it long-term. That leaves Alaska LNG facing the […]

July 17, 2019 Read More →