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IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO<sub>2</sub>

IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO2

Reporting loophole means midstream operators aren't following the same guidelines as upstream or downstream sellers

December 14, 2020 (IEEFA) — European pipeline companies are using a loophole to market themselves as low-carbon businesses and avoid reporting on the climate effects of the natural gas they transport, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Hiding in Plain Sight—European Gas Pipeline Companies’ […]

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: 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 […]

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IEEFA Australia: Nuclear is too expensive, takes too long to build, and is banned by law in Australia

IEEFA responds to government inquiry looking at nuclear energy in Australia

30 September 2019 (IEEFA Australia): As fossil fuels come under increasing pressure, the conversation on whether to install nuclear energy is heating up in Australia, with the New South Wales government today calling for a vote within three years. As the UK’s latest foray into building nuclear power plant’s only too well demonstrates, massive cost […]

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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 report: Electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries can drive growth in rooftop solar

IEEFA report: Electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries can drive growth in rooftop solar

Falling battery and EV costs with equal grid market access can accelerate transition to renewables: lessons from UK and Germany

(LONDON) – The falling costs of batteries and electric vehicles can help drive the next phase of growth in renewables including rooftop solar power, provided small-scale renewables and storage have the same access to electricity and grid services markets as conventional power plants, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics […]

IEEFA report: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Patagonia fracking plan is financially risky, fiscally perilous

IEEFA report: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Patagonia fracking plan is financially risky, fiscally perilous

Major investors Chevron, ExxonMobil, Equinor, Total, Shell and Tecpetrol are depending on tenuous subsidies

New York/Buenos Aires (March 21, 2019) — The Vaca Muerta oil and gas project, which promises to double oil and gas production over the next six years in Argentina, is facing such strong headwinds from current fiscal, market, political and environmental forces that “the plan is likely to fail,” according to a report released today […]

Informe IEEFA: El plan argentino de fracking en Vaca Muerta de Patagonia es financieramente riesgoso, fiscalmente peligroso

Informe IEEFA: El plan argentino de fracking en Vaca Muerta de Patagonia es financieramente riesgoso, fiscalmente peligroso

Los principales inversores Chevron, ExxonMobil, Equinor, Total, Shell y Tecpetrol dependen de subvenciones frágiles.

Nueva York/Buenos Aires (21 de marzo de 2019) – El proyecto de gas y petróleo Vaca Muerta, que promete duplicar la producción de ambos combustibles en los próximos seis años en Argentina, enfrenta obstáculos tan fuertes por las actuales fuerzas fiscales, de mercado, políticas y ambientales que “el plan probable fracase”, según un informe publicado […]

March 21, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA Germany: Halving RWE’s lignite output could spur low-carbon shift, avoid $100 million expense of saving aging plants

IEEFA Germany: Halving RWE’s lignite output could spur low-carbon shift, avoid $100 million expense of saving aging plants

Move would cut CO2 emissions in line with government energy policy

Oct 23, 2018, LONDON (IEEFA) – In a report released today, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis finds that German utility RWE would benefit in the medium to long term by moving now to sharply reduce its lignite mining activities and begin closing its oldest lignite-fuelled generation stations. The report, “Lignite Retreat: RWE’s […]

IEEFA report: Benefits to Engie from closing three German coal-fired power plants would outweigh any gains from selling them

IEEFA report: Benefits to Engie from closing three German coal-fired power plants would outweigh any gains from selling them

Shutdown would be in line with corporate responsibility commitments, prevent rivals from gaining market share, and signal that utility giant “is part of the solution” to Germany's coal phase-out plans

Sept 4, 2018 (IEEFA) — The French multinational energy company Engie would be better off closing its three coal-fired plants in Germany than selling them, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The authors of the report see Engie best protecting its position in the German electricity […]

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Dutch firm Eneco plans to double solar, wind portfolio by 2025

PV Tech: Dutch energy firm Eneco is aiming to ramp up its solar energy portfolio in both the Netherlands and Belgium as part of an updated strategy aimed at accelerating the energy transition. After adding 202MW of renewables in 2020, the company is looking to double its solar and wind capacity to 2.5GW in the […]

April 9, 2021 Read More →

Germany to close 1,514MW of coal-fired generation in second round of phaseout auctions

Reuters: More than 1,500 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation will be shut from Dec. 8 this year, Germany’s energy regulator said on Thursday, announcing the results of a second round of auctions designed to cushion the cost of closing polluting plants. Germany has promised to abandon coal by 2038 and achieve a mostly carbon-free energy […]

April 2, 2021 Read More →

Europe passes milestone with half of coal plants closed or set to retire by 2030

Euractiv: Half of Europe’s 324 coal-fueled power plants have either closed or announced a retirement date before 2030, it emerged on Monday (22 March) when French power utility EDF announced the 162nd plant will close in 2022. EDF’s planned closure of the West Burton coal-fueled power plant in the north of England – one of […]

March 24, 2021 Read More →

German utility EnBW building two subsidy-free solar projects in Brandenburg

Power Technology: German utility EnBW has started construction of two subsidy-free solar photovoltaic projects with 300MW capacity in Brandenburg. EnBW photovoltaic project development head Thorsten Jörß said: “By expanding solar energy, we can substantially advance the energy transition. The two subsidy-free solar parks in Alttrebbin and Gottesgabe will make a major contribution to the energy […]

March 19, 2021 Read More →

Green hydrogen project begins operations at Salzgitter steel mill in Germany

CNBC: A major green hydrogen facility in Germany has started operations, with those behind the project hoping it will help to decarbonize the energy-intensive steel industry in the years ahead. The “WindH2” project involves German steel giant Salzgitter, E.ON subsidiary Avacon and Linde, a firm specializing in engineering and industrial gases. Hydrogen can be produced […]

March 15, 2021 Read More →

French insurance firm Axa drops RWE over coal

Bloomberg: Axa SA, France’s biggest insurer, is dropping German energy giant RWE AG as a client in a decision that highlights how taboo the coal business has become. Not even an appeal from RWE Chief Executive Officer Rolf Martin Schmitz to his counterpart at Axa, Thomas Buberl, was enough to persuade the insurer to retreat […]

March 12, 2021 Read More →

Thyssenkrupp, Steag planning major green steel project in Germany by 2025

Renew Economy: German industrial engineering and steel production giant Thyssenkrupp [and] German energy company Steag are planning a 500MW hydrogen electrolysis plant intended to power steel production. The HydrOxy Hub Walsum project is expected to be connected to the grid and producing green, renewable-powered hydrogen by as soon as 2025. Set to be built in […]

March 2, 2021 Read More →

German utility Uniper, Port of Rotterdam considering large-scale green hydrogen project

H2 View: German utility Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority want to build a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the Maasvlakte area of Rotterdam. The two companies on Monday said they will conduct a feasibility study into large-scale green hydrogen production in the area and are looking to realise a plant on the site […]

February 10, 2021 Read More →

Green hydrogen commercialization coming faster than anyone forecast—Wood Mackenzie

Greentech Media: Green hydrogen is set to play a substantive role in the overall energy mix with its development likely to happen faster than anyone predicts, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie. The 2050: The Hydrogen Possibility report details how the project pipeline has grown nine-fold since October 2019 to a staggering 26 […]

February 5, 2021 Read More →

Renewable electricity topped fossil generation in EU for first time in 2020

Bloomberg: Renewables are for the first time the dominant power source in Europe’s electric grid. In a year that saw pandemic restrictions sap energy demand across the continent, the drop in supply came mostly from more expensive power from fossil fuels. That helped green sources take the biggest share of the European Union’s generation, a […]

January 25, 2021 Read More →