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IEEFA U.S.: Texas confronts decline in oil and gas industry

IEEFA U.S.: Texas confronts decline in oil and gas industry

Analysis of long-term trends indicates slower growth, fewer jobs and lower tax contributions

July 28, 2021 (IEEFA) ⎼ Texas policymakers, regulators and public opinion have long held that “what’s good for oil is good for Texas.” But Texas’s economy has become more broad-based and the oil and gas sector’s proportionate contribution has declined. State leaders face a new set of facts on the ground about the future of […]

IEEFA: Santos’ Barossa gas field emissions create major risks for shareholders 

IEEFA: Santos’ Barossa gas field emissions create major risks for shareholders 

With export markets' changing expectations, investors and industry beware

31 March 2021 (IEEFA Australia): Santos’ proposed offshore Barossa gas field near Darwin, Northern Territory has the unfriendly tag of having more carbon dioxide than any gas currently made into LNG, finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The gas contains so much CO2 that most of it […]

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 Report: European Coal Sector Woes Deepen With New Air Quality Mandate; One-Third of Existing Capacity Must Retrofit or Close

IEEFA Report: European Coal Sector Woes Deepen With New Air Quality Mandate; One-Third of Existing Capacity Must Retrofit or Close

More Headwinds for Major Utilities; New Limits Affect 108 Plants; Implications for Investors, With Gas and Renewables Emerging as Preferred Power-Generation Fuels

May 8, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — More than 100 separate power plants—representing one-third of Europe’s large-scale coal-fired power plant capacity—face costly air quality upgrades or closure as a result of new European Union emissions limits, according to an analysis published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “These regulations will further undermine and […]

IEEFA Europe: Can Coal Power Hang On?

IEEFA Europe: Can Coal Power Hang On?

Investors May Not Be Eager to Absorb More Losses Like Those Seen in Recent Dutch Build-Outs

Investment in new coal-fired power plants appears off the agenda in Western Europe. Witness the astonishing write-down of brand-new assets in the Netherlands, where European utility giants RWE, Uniper, and Engie have drastically reduced their valuations of plants barely a year old (read the report we published this morning, “The Dutch Coal Mistake,” which concludes […]

November 30, 2016 Read More →

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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 →

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 →

Italy energy efficiency “superbonus” boosting GDP, adding 153,000 jobs

Reuters: When Briton Candida Arvanitakis decided to make her 18th century Italian holiday home more energy efficient, she was pleasantly surprised to find it would cost her next to nothing as Italy is stumping up about 150,000 euros of the bill. Under a scheme introduced in July last year the Italian government pays an eye-watering […]

December 10, 2021 Read More →

Financing secured for 34-megawatt Chad solar-plus-storage project

PV Magazine: A fresh injection of debt from two organizations backed by five European governments has brought forward the long-delayed Djermaya solar-plus-storage project in Chad. London-based development body InfraCo Africa – which is funded by the governments of the U.K., the Netherlands, and Switzerland – on Friday revealed a deal had been signed in Paris […]

December 7, 2021 Read More →

Shell announces it will not develop Cambo field in British North Sea

Reuters: Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Thursday it had scrapped plans to develop the Cambo oilfield in the British North Sea, which became a lightning rod for climate activists seeking to halt the development of new oil and gas resources. Following “comprehensive screening” of the Cambo field, Shell “concluded the economic case for investment […]

December 3, 2021 Read More →

Coal-fired Onyx Power Plant in Netherlands to close in two months

Netherlands News Live: The coal-fired Onyx Power Plant in Rotterdam will close. The owner of the coal-fired power station, the American investor Riverstone, will receive 212.5 million euros in subsidy. This was announced by outgoing State Secretary Danil Yesilgöz of Economic Affairs and Climate. The cabinet has been discussing closure with the company for some […]

December 2, 2021 Read More →

BP plans large-scale green hydrogen plant in northeast England

ReNews.biz: BP is planning a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility in north-east England that could deliver up to 500MWe of hydrogen production ‎by 2030. HyGreen Teesside will be developed in multiple stages, with an initial ‎phase of some 60MWe aiming to start production by 2025. A final investment decision on the ‎project is expected […]

November 29, 2021 Read More →

Shell announces plan to move headquarters from Netherlands to UK

Wall Street Journal ($): Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to consolidate its dual British and Dutch structure and relocate its headquarters to London, a move it said would help facilitate returns to shareholders and make it simpler to change up its portfolio of assets. The oil giant said Monday that bringing an end to its […]

November 16, 2021 Read More →

Netherlands plans to almost double 2030 offshore wind targets

offshoreWIND.biz: The Netherlands plans to develop additional 10.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 in order to meet the EU’s current goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 compared to the 1990 levels. The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has now issued the Additional Draft North Sea Programme […]

November 12, 2021 Read More →

Gas-powered car ban draws some big automakers but holdouts remain

The Guardian: Twenty-four countries and a group of leading car manufacturers have committed to ending the era of fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2040 “or earlier”, in a major new commitment set at Cop26. The agreement to sell only zero-emissions vehicles from this time, unveiled at the UN climate summit in Glasgow on Thursday, includes Canada, […]

November 10, 2021 Read More →