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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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Only one-third of increase in Africa electricity demand met by renewables

ESI Africa: Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth in 2020 according to energy think tank Ember’s The Global Electricity Review. The Global Electricity Review showed that wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. While this forced a record fall in global power figures, this was not […]

May 7, 2021 Read More →

Latin America possesses potential to become key hydrogen player As oil majors around the world solidify their positions in the hydrogen industry, the IEA has highlighted Latin America as a clear area of opportunity for the production of what many expect to be the energy source of the future.  “Latin America could become a key contributor to the global push towards low carbon […]

April 28, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA: Guyana’s oil future relies on ‘lower-than-average governmental take’

IEEFA: Guyana’s oil future relies on ‘lower-than-average governmental take’

Deal raises questions for ExxonMobil shareholders, Guyanese citizens

Last week, IHS Markit released an updated analysis of ExxonMobil’s progress in Guyana that projected significant oil and cash flow from the Yellowtail phase of development. The announcement is one of several upbeat reports about the progress of oil and gas development in Guyana. Buried in this optimistic assessment was an important insight: The company’s […]

March 10, 2021 Read More →

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 →