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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: 50 new green hydrogen projects show Europe, Australia, Asia are lead players but US$75 billion in costs and government inaction could create delays

The green hydrogen industry needs more government backing to reach demand goals

24 August 2020 (IEEFA): The renewable rich green hydrogen industry is accelerating with 50 new projects announced in the last year including five just last month, but a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) finds the pace is not fast enough to meet global energy demand, with massive capital […]

IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy

IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy

Case studies in Poland confirm RWH alternative to coal plants and reduced investment risks

June 10, 2020  (IEEFA LONDON) ‒ Captured waste heat from local industry in southern Poland can compete with fossil fuel plants to supply affordable heating for local homes through district heating networks, providing cleaner air and attractive financial returns for investors, according to an IEEFA study published today.  IEEFA found that the main barrier to […]

IEEFA Asia: Asian financial institutions also beginning to exit coal financing

Asia’s gradual exodus away from coal will eventually lead to a landslide

29 April 2020 (IEEFA Asia): Under the cover of COVID-19, Asian financial institutions and corporations have been stepping up and out of coal financing, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). In the last month alone, Japan’s two largest institutional banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho […]

IEEFA update: Tech giants’ investment in renewable power purchase agreements pays off in current climate

Corporates increasingly supporting necessary renewable energy investment

25 March 2020 (IEEFA Australia): A new IEEFA briefing note out today finds the largest tech giants have all committed to renewable energy targets and are increasingly taking up renewable power purchase agreements, a move putting them in good stead in the current climate. Author of the note Clark Butler says major technology companies that […]

IEEFA update: Global coal power set for record fall in 2019

Long-term decline of unabated thermal coal use becoming increasingly clear

November 25, 2019 (IEEFA) ‒ Coal-fired power used to make electricity is on track for record declines globally in 2019, finds a new briefing note out today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) and Sandbag. The note, Global Coal Power Set […]

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IEEFA update: Offshore wind emerging as viable new source of clean energy in Asia

Global offshore wind power capacity nearly doubled in last three years

October 22, 2019 (IEEFA Australia): Joining solar and onshore wind, offshore wind is gaining pace as the third go-to investment in the race to replace emissions-heavy fossil fuel imports with cheap sustainable domestic renewables around the world, finds a new IEEFA briefing note released today. Entitled Offshore Wind Ready to Be Key Part of Energy […]

IEEFA update: Poland’s PGE should ditch plans for new lignite mine

IEEFA update: Poland’s PGE should ditch plans for new lignite mine

Utility’s investment in coal poses financial, environmental and social risks

October 8, 2019 (WARSAW) ‒ PGE, Poland’s biggest electric utility, one of the most coal- and carbon-intensive energy companies in Europe, risks prolonging serious, recent financial under-performance, if it endorses a forthcoming strategy that continues to support coal, gas and a new lignite mine, delaying the replacement of fossil fuels with renewables, according to a […]

IEEFA : PGE powinna porzucić plany nowej kopalni węgla brunatnego

Inwestycja spółki w węgiel stanowi ryzyko finansowe, środowiskowe i społeczne.

(Warszawa, 8 października 2019 r.) Zgodnie z raportem opublikowanym dzisiaj przez Instytut Ekonomii Energii i Analiz Finansowych (IEEFA) PGE, największa polska spółka energetyczna, jedna z najbardziej energochłonnych i wysokoemisyjnych firm energetycznych w Europie, ryzykuje utrzymanie słabych wyników finansowych, jeśli nadal będzie obstawała przy strategii opartej na węglu i gazie oraz inwestycji w kopalnię węgla brunatnego Złoczew, opóźniając tym samym […]

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EU funds Ørsted pilot project to produce green hydrogen with offshore wind

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A consortium involving Ørsted A/S has been awarded €5 million in EU funding to investigate the offshore production of green hydrogen. The Danish wind giant, together with partners ITM Power PLC, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA and Element Energy Ltd., received support from the European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen […]

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Offshore wind expected to meet 10% of Belgium’s electricity needs in 2021

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Belgium is set to produce 10% of its electricity demand from offshore wind in 2021 following the commissioning of two projects in its waters last year, with installed capacity soon planned to double with the implementation of a new development zone. Belgium now boasts 2.26 GW of offshore wind, making […]

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Poland plans for 2GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Poland plans to have 2 GW of hydrogen electrolysis capacity and 2,000 hydrogen fuel-cell buses on its streets by 2030 as part of a new strategy to promote the use of the fuel, the government said Jan. 4. The country’s hydrogen strategy — which is set to be approved in […]

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IEEFA Update: Coking coal’s decline likely to follow the path of thermal coal’s progressive demise

Technology disruption the likely theme of global energy markets in 2021

There has been a growing tsunami of climate commitment announcements combined with fossil fuel exclusion policies by globally significant financial institutions during December 2020, building on the pledges two months earlier by the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea committing to net zero emissions targets. On top of that, three leading corporate announcements show […]

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Industrial gas giant Air Liquide plans major investments in hydrogen production

Bloomberg: Air Liquide SA, the largest supplier of industrial gases, aims to spend billions of euros over the next ten years on hydrogen production to meet a surge in demand driven by a global shift to cleaner energy, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday. The gas could account for 20% of worldwide energy consumption […]

December 17, 2020 Read More →

EU proposes end to gas infrastructure funding, shift to hydrogen and renewables

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The European Commission has proposed to reform regulation covering cross-border energy infrastructure projects that are eligible for financial support, including a plan to exclude oil and natural gas infrastructure from EU funding in the future. In the proposed reform to the Trans-European Networks for Energy, or TEN-E, regulation, the commission […]

December 16, 2020 Read More →

IEA: Global electricity generation from coal will drop by largest amount on record in 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Worldwide coal generation will fall 5% in 2020 to 2012 levels, marking the largest annual decrease on record, the International Energy Agency estimated in a new report. Coal use will likely bounce back in 2021, but growth in renewables will remain the lead story in electricity generation, the agency said […]

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Leading European companies push for green hydrogen commercialization by 2026

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A cross-sector group of companies including utilities Snam SpA, Ørsted A/S and Iberdrola SA has launched a global coalition to accelerate the scaling of green hydrogen production 50-fold in the next six years. The Green Hydrogen Catapult will work to cut the cost of renewable hydrogen — produced using green […]

December 8, 2020 Read More →

Enel to invest $190 billion on green energy, electrification in coming 10 years

Bloomberg: Enel SpA, Europe’s biggest utility, is set to invest 160 billion euros ($190 billion) over the next 10 years on a bet that demand for green energy and electrification will surge globally. Under Chief Executive Officer Francesco Starace, Enel has sought to ride the accelerating shift to a low-carbon world, committing vast sums of […]

November 24, 2020 Read More →

Europe plans massive expansion in offshore wind: 60GW by 2030, 300GW by 2050

Bloomberg: The European Union wants a massive increase in offshore wind to help clean up the electricity industry and aid the recovery after the pandemic. To meet its mid-century goal of becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent, the region needs to boost offshore wind capacity to 300 gigawatts by 2050 from just 12 gigawatts now, […]

November 19, 2020 Read More →