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IEEFA report: Bangladesh’s power system headed for financial disaster due to overcapacity in coal, LNG power

IEEFA report: Bangladesh’s power system headed for financial disaster due to overcapacity in coal, LNG power

Investments in renewable energy and grid are needed to meet lower-than-expected demand slowed further by COVID-19

18 May 2020 (IEEFA Australia) ‒ Bangladesh’s plan for significant coal- and LNG-fired power plant additions will lock the nation into substantial overcapacity, with major financial implications, according to a new study released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The coronavirus pandemic is currently lowering power demand significantly in Bangladesh, […]

IEEFA Japan: Marubeni’s coal exit announcement a good first step but increased commitment needed

Investors still exposed to risk as Marubeni fails to swiftly adapt to changing energy technologies

March 12, 2019 (IEEFA Japan) – Despite announcing a coal exit, Japanese conglomerate Marubeni still has around twelve gigawatts of coal-fired power proposals in development, exposing investors to continued risk as the world moves away from coal. A new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), ‘Marubeni Update: Continuing Coal-fired […]

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Eskom signs deal with Exxaro and Seriti to add solar to mines

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Consortium reaches agreement for 500-megawatt wind farm in Egypt

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Iraq urges other OPEC nations to move to renewable energy production

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Siemens, Egypt sign deal to develop export-ready hydrogen industry

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Saudi-backed ACWA Power plans $16 billion in investments in 2021

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