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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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China passes Germany as planet’s second-largest offshore wind market

ReNews.biz: China has overtaken Germany as the world’s second largest offshore wind market behind the UK with 7.9GW of operational capacity, according to a new Global Offshore Wind report. World Forum Offshore Wind’s first half-year report for 2021 shows global offshore wind installations reached 34,137MW by the end of June. This demonstrates a slowdown in […]

August 26, 2021 Read More →

World’s largest floating wind farm installed off Scottish coast

offshoreWIND.biz: Installation of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, the Kincardine Offshore Wind, has been completed. The 50 MW project is located approximately 15 kilometres off the southeast coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The wind farm’s five Vestas 9.525 MW wind turbines and one 2 MW Vestas unit were installed at water depths ranging between […]

August 24, 2021 Read More →

Solar panels generated a record 10% of EU electricity over June and July

ReNews.biz: New analysis by energy think tank Ember reveals that, for the first time, solar panels generated a tenth of EU-27 electricity during their peak months of June and July this year. Solar panels generated 39 terawatt-hours in June-July 2021, up from 28TWh in the same period in 2018. Eight EU countries set a new […]

August 18, 2021 Read More →

China sending mixed climate signals with new coal and steel projects

Bloomberg ($): China continues to announce new steel mills and coal-fired power plants even as the country maps out a path to zeroing out heat-trapping emissions. State-owned firms proposed 43 new coal-fired generators and 18 new blast furnaces in the first half of 2021, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air said in […]

August 16, 2021 Read More →

Total considers taking stake in world’s largest offshore wind farm

Bloomberg ($): TotalEnergies SE is weighing taking a stake in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, according to people familiar with the matter, as the French oil major continues to flex its green credentials. Paris-listed TotalEnergies could buy a roughly 20% stake in the third phase of the Dogger Bank wind project […]

August 6, 2021 Read More →

Dutch pension fund urges Korea to nix coal-fired power plants

The Korea Herald: Amsterdam-based APG Asset Management, a subsidiary of Dutch pension fund administrator APG, warned in a letter to the South Korean government that its failure to scrap a plan to build coal-fired power plants here will constitute a “significant risk factor” to its investment in Korea. The letter, disclosed by Seoul-based nonprofit Solutions […]

August 5, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Texas confronts decline in oil and gas industry
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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 […]

BayWa finishes floating Netherlands PV plants, largest outside of Asia

PV Tech: German renewables developer BayWa r.e. has completed two installations in the Netherlands totalling 71MWp that it says are the largest floating PV plants outside of Asia. The company, together with its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven, has commissioned its largest floating PV project to date, the 41.1MWp Sellingen park, as well as the 29.8MWp Uivermeertjes […]

July 20, 2021 Read More →

Vattenfall starts construction on first subsidy-free offshore wind farm

ReNews.biz: Vattenfall has started construction of the 1500MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. The Swedish developer said that the first vessel transporting foundations had departed today for the construction site. Construction is starting with the installation of monopile foundations, each of which have been designed specifically for the […]

July 6, 2021 Read More →

Axian announces plan to double size of Madagascar solar plant

PV Magazine: African conglomerate Axian Group has announced plans to double the size of its 20 MWp Ambatolampy solar field, in Madagascar. The Antananarivo-based business, which operates in the real estate, telecoms and finance, as well as energy sectors, said it will start work on a €17 million project to double the scale of the […]

June 17, 2021 Read More →