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IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

An Acceleration to Renewables, Faster-Than-Expected Shifts Regionally and Nationally, Growing Risk for Investors Who Lag Behind

Three notable takeaways emerge from the rapid transformation of the global energy economy, as we detail in a new paper we published today as the landmark Paris Agreement officially goes into effect. The global transition to renewables is accelerating. Change is happening faster than expected. Those left behind in this transition face growing financial risk. […]

November 5, 2016 Read More →

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S&P: Natural gas demand likely to fall 2.5 percent in North America over next 10 years

Platts: Over the next decade, global natural gas demand will grow at a slower pace as the industry responds to emerging financial and policy pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. A broad slowdown in energy demand caused by the pandemic will bring about an earlier-than-anticipated reckoning for the fossil fuels industry, according to the […]

September 25, 2020 Read More →

Wood Mackenzie expects 6.9GW of new wind capacity through 2029 in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean

Renewables Now: Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean collectively installed 1,830 MW of new wind power capacity in 2019, growing additions by 126% year-on-year, according to market researcher Wood Mackenzie. The region arrived in 2020 with more than 8.4 GW of cumulative operational wind power capacity, close to 6.5 GW of which is in Mexico. […]

June 19, 2020 Read More →

Japan Bank for International Cooperation takes first steps away from coal-plant financing

Eco-Business: Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will henceforth reject requests for loans for new coal projects, the bank’s head, Tadashi Maeda, was reported saying on Wednesday, making it the third Japanese financial institution to signal a shift away from the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel this month. The government-run firm, which has lent billions to […]

April 24, 2020 Read More →

Renewable developer EDPR nears 7GW capacity goal with Mexico solar deal

Power Technology: Renewable energy company EDP Renováveis (EDPR) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Mexico-based electricity supplier Ammper Energía. As per the terms of the agreement, EDPR will supply clean energy generated by its 200MW Los Cuervos solar PV project to the Mexican company for 15 years. With this new PPA, EDPR noted […]

April 17, 2020 Read More →

Renewable investments drive strong financial results for Spain’s Iberdrola

PV Tech: Iberdrola scored a bullish financial performance in a year when it almost doubled its spending on renewables, delivering Europe’s self-styled largest solar plant in the process. The Spanish utility giant managed last year to pass the €10 billion (US$10.8 billion) EBITDA mark and boost annual net profits by 13% to €3.4 billion (US$3.7 […]

February 28, 2020 Read More →

Record year pushes total Enel Green Power renewable capacity to 46GW

Smart Energy International: Enel Green Power set a new record in 2019 within the renewable energy industry by building more than 3GW of capacity. Enel built around 190MW more renewable energy capacity in 2019 than in 2018, a 6.5% increase. The milestone makes Enel the largest private renewable energy player at global level Enel built […]

January 15, 2020 Read More →

IEEFA update: Global capital acknowledges stranded asset risks

Momentum against thermal coal builds as first step

Global capital markets are continuing to move towards the exit when it comes to financing, insuring or investing in thermal coal and coal-fired power plants used to generate electricity.  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has made it clear that unabated thermal coal use must cease globally by 2050 if warming is to be held below […]

December 3, 2019 Read More →

Enel brings 1GW of new solar online in Mexico

Clean Technica: Enel Green Power México, the Mexican subsidiary of Italian electricity and gas distributor Enel Group, announced towards the end of September the completion and connection of approximately 1,089 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar capacity to the Mexican grid. The Enel Group’s Mexican renewable energy subsidiary completed the connection to the grid of […]

October 3, 2018 Read More →

Op-Ed: Mexico is poised for a renewable-energy revolution

New York Times: The president-elect can capitalize on Mexico’s huge potential for renewable energy. But while he has made promising proposals for expanding renewables, he will confront several obstacles. Renewable energy accounts for less than a quarter of Mexico’s installed power capacity, well below the Latin American average of about 50 percent; most electricity is […]

August 1, 2018 Read More →

On the Blogs: Cheapest Electricity in the World? Mexican Solar

Electrik.co: Per a press release from the Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (Cenace) of Mexico, the department received bids for 3TWh of solar electricity, with the lowest bids being 1.77¢/kWh coming from Italian multinational ENEL Green Power. This record low price of electricity on earth, just beats out the 1.79¢/kWh from Saudi Arabia, and […]

November 20, 2017 Read More →