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IEEFA: From zero to fifty, global financial corporations get cracking on major oil/gas lending exits

IEEFA: From zero to fifty, global financial corporations get cracking on major oil/gas lending exits

Accelerating divestment from oil and gas shows similar early trends to global financial institution’s exit from coal

20 October 2020 (IEEFA): Fifty globally significant financial institutions have introduced policies restricting oil sands and/or oil and gas drilling in the Arctic including 23 to date this year, highlighting global capital continues to flee fossil fuels, according to a new tracker developed by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Momentum is […]

IEEFA India: Grid, storage, policy, and regulation: Areas of new focus to meet India’s ambitious renewable energy targets

Variable renewable energy is the least cost source of new Indian electricity capacity. The challenge is now on grid integration, and the need to leverage the lessons of other transition leaders.

5 September 2019 (IEEFA India): Finding the right pricing signals to drive technology adoption to solve the integration of an ever increasing share of variable renewable energy into India’s grid is becoming a central new challenge for policy makers and regulators, critical to enabling the ongoing transition away from coal to meet India’s ambitious renewable […]

IEEFA Report: ‘Here and Now’ — Nine Electricity Markets Leading the Transition to Wind and Solar

California, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, South Australia, Spain, Tamil Nadu, Texas, and Uruguay; Breakneck Speed Is Overtaking Academic Discussion; Renewables Are Providing Security of Supply

Feb. 14, 2018 (IEEFA) — New research by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis details how nine major power markets around the world have achieved an outsize share of wind and solar generation while assuring security of supply and are providing compelling examples of the fast-moving evolution of electricity generation. The report, “Power-Industry […]

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IEEFA: Nordic region leading by example since 2013
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IEEFA: Nordic region leading by example since 2013

Pace of Nordic institutions announcing coal exits has become a stampede

25 February 2020 (IEEFA Global): The Nordic region is leading the world when it comes to divesting from thermal coal finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). To date, 126 globally significant financial banks, insurers and asset managers/owners* have announced their exit from coal financing to reduce carbon […]

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Global offshore wind capacity topped 27GW in 2019; much more is on the way

Recharge: Global offshore wind power expanded at a record rate in 2019, with new capacity brought into operation taking the worldwide fleet to over 27GW by year-end, according to latest figures from World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO). The 5.2GW build-out, a 24% increase on 2018, saw 16 projects move into production off the UK, China, […]

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Europe added record 3.6GW of offshore wind capacity in 2019, trade group says

Renews.biz: A record volume of new offshore wind capacity was installed in Europe in 2019, according to research by trade body WindEurope. WindEurope said 3.6GW was built offshore last year, with 10 new wind farms coming online across five countries. The UK accounted for nearly half of the new capacity with 1.7GW, followed by Germany […]

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Global growth pushes profits at offshore wind major Ørsted, beyond forecasts

Recharge: Profits at Ørsted rose last year as the Danish offshore wind champion ramped up new wind farms both on land as well as at sea. “2019 was a great year for Ørsted with continued strategic progress and global expansion. We achieved a very satisfactory operating profit (Ebitda), and the green share of our heat […]

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Vestas announces 2030 carbon-neutral goal

Recharge: Wind group Vestas unveiled a target to become carbon-neutral by 2030 at the start of a sustainability push that it said will also set ambitious goals for its supply chain. Vestas – the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines – is targeting a 55% cut in CO2 from its footprint by 2025, hitting 100% […]

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Wind and solar generated 50% of Denmark’s electricity in 2019

Recharge: Denmark got half its power from wind and solar last year in what its grid operator hailed as an important milestone in its hugely ambitious energy transition push. Wind accounted for more than 47% of Danish electricity in 2019, with solar taking green power to the 50% mark, said Energinet. The wind share beats […]

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Denmark moves forward with plan for 10GW of offshore wind

Reuters: Denmark is moving forward with plans to build an artificial island tying in power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, more than enough to supply all households, as part of efforts to meet ambitious climate change targets. Denmark is home to wind turbine giant Vestas and the world’s […]

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IEEFA India: Grid, storage, policy, and regulation: Areas of new focus to meet India’s ambitious renewable energy targets

Variable renewable energy is the least cost source of new Indian electricity capacity. The challenge is now on grid integration, and the need to leverage the lessons of other transition leaders.

5 September 2019 (IEEFA India): Finding the right pricing signals to drive technology adoption to solve the integration of an ever increasing share of variable renewable energy into India’s grid is becoming a central new challenge for policy makers and regulators, critical to enabling the ongoing transition away from coal to meet India’s ambitious renewable […]

IEEFA update: When will renewables dominate EU power markets?

Pace of change will depend on public and private investment as well as grid integration

LONDON – Market analysts are projecting relentless renewable energy growth in the European Union over the next two decades, but to become a reality, this trend will need to be backed by clear, stable policy, private financing and grid integration solutions. This is especially true for the larger economies, such as Britain, France and Germany, […]

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Navigant Research: New offshore wind installations will top 69GW by 2027

ReNews.Biz: Over 69GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed between 2018 and 2027, according to a new report from Navigant Research. By 2030, global offshore wind installed operating capacity will exceed 100GW, according to the study. Navigant senior research analyst Jesse Broehl said: “Offshore wind will play an increasing role in […]

February 26, 2019 Read More →