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IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

With measures to protect farmers and food production, agrivoltaics could accelerate the renewable energy roll-out

8 December (IEEFA India): Agrivoltaics, the practice of generating solar power on farmland in ways that complement agricultural production, could become an important new renewable energy sector in India, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). But for the sector to thrive, measures to safeguard farming communities and agricultural […]

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 […]

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IEEFA: Skyrocketing EV sales in China spell a no-turning-back step change in global energy landscape

IEEFA: Skyrocketing EV sales in China spell a no-turning-back step change in global energy landscape

The avalanche of technology, policy and finance moves is now unstoppable

The jury is in. The global race between passenger electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells vs petrol vs diesel is over. EVs have won in China, the world’s biggest auto market. EV sales in China grew 154% year-on-year to 3.3 million in 2021. China now wants new energy vehicles (NEVs), including plug-in hybrids and hydrogen […]

January 19, 2022 Read More →

Scotland auction raises $958 million for 25 gigawatts of offshore wind

Reuters: BP, Shell (RDSa.L) and utility Iberdrola (IBE.MC) were among the winners of seabed rights to develop Scottish offshore wind projects, in an auction which raised nearly 700 million pounds ($958 million) for public spending. Competition for offshore wind sites has intensified as governments and investors have woken up to the urgency of cutting carbon […]

January 18, 2022 Read More →

Wind power becomes main source of electricity generation in Spain

ReNews.biz: Last year wind power was the main source of electricity generation in Spain, the country’s wind association AEE has revealed.  The closing figures for 2021 found that wind technology has registered more than 23% of the total production in the country, the largest in the national generation mix. Furthermore, wind power is also the […]

January 13, 2022 Read More →

Iberdrola inks deal for potential 3.5GW of Philippines offshore wind

offshoreWIND.biz: Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Triconti ECC Renewables, the Philippines’ largest independent wind developer, and Stream Invest Holding AG, a Swiss renewable energy group, sealing an option to enter five offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of up to 3.5 GW. This alliance opens the opportunity for Iberdrola to enter a new […]

January 13, 2022 Read More →

European Commission postpones deadline on gas, nuclear proposal

Reuters: The European Commission said on Monday it has delayed to later this month the deadline for experts to give feedback on divisive plans to allow some natural gas and nuclear energy projects to be labelled as sustainable investments. The Commission drafted a plan late last year to add some gas and nuclear investments to […]

January 11, 2022 Read More →

RWE using decommissioned Audi electric vehicle batteries for storage

Energy Storage News: Used lithium-ion batteries taken from carmaker Audi’s electric vehicles (EVs) have been repurposed into a ‘second-life’ stationary energy storage system by energy company RWE at a project in Herdecke, Germany.  RWE has deployed the system, which has a capacity of around 4.5MWh, at the site of its pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) […]

January 5, 2022 Read More →

Germany: 5.3 gigawatts of solar installed in 2021, 10% of domestic use

ReNews.biz: A total output of 5300MW of solar power systems were installed in Germany last year, according to the preliminary results of the German Solar Industry Association (BSW). New figures show that approximately 240,000 new modules were connected to the grid in 2021, constituting a 10% increase in sales compared to the previous year. BSW […]

January 4, 2022 Read More →

EU plan to include gas and nuclear power as “green” draws fire

The Guardian: The European Commission is facing a furious backlash over plans to allow gas and nuclear to be labelled as “green” investments, as Germany’s economy minister led the charge against “greenwashing”. The EU executive was accused of trying to bury the proposals by releasing long-delayed technical rules on its green investment guidebook to diplomats […]

January 3, 2022 Read More →

Fortum, Uniper plan 380-megawatt capacity at two Finland wind farms

Reuters: Fortum and German subsidiary Uniper on Wednesday unveiled plans to build two wind farms in Finland with a combined capacity of 380 megawatts (MW), marking the first project under their joint renewables strategy in Europe. The total investment for the two parks stands at about 360 million euros ($407 million), of which 216 million, […]

December 23, 2021 Read More →

European solar installations have jumped a record 34% over 2020

PV Tech: The European Union’s (EU) solar PV sector has navigated a year beset by supply chain disruptions and module prices hikes to post record levels of annual deployment, according to research from SolarPower Europe (SPE). Around 25.9GW of solar PV was added by the bloc’s 27 member states in 2021, a 34% increase on […]

December 17, 2021 Read More →