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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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Dutch firm Eneco plans to double solar, wind portfolio by 2025

PV Tech: Dutch energy firm Eneco is aiming to ramp up its solar energy portfolio in both the Netherlands and Belgium as part of an updated strategy aimed at accelerating the energy transition. After adding 202MW of renewables in 2020, the company is looking to double its solar and wind capacity to 2.5GW in the […]

April 9, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA: Santos’ Barossa gas field emissions create major risks for shareholders 
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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 […]

Orsted proposes massive offshore wind, green hydrogen project in North Sea

Reuters: Denmark’s Orsted plans to develop an offshore wind farm and adjacent hydrogen plant at the North Sea Port straddling the Dutch-Belgian border, the company said on Wednesday. The wind farm would have capacity to produce 2 gigawatts of electricity and would power the 1-gigawatt hydrogen plant. The hydrogen facility would be able to produce […]

March 31, 2021 Read More →

Global wind capacity climbed by almost 100GW in 2020—BNEF

The Guardian: China built more new windfarm capacity in 2020 than the whole world combined in the year before, leading to an annual record for windfarm installations despite the Covid-19 pandemic. A study has revealed that China led the world’s biggest ever increase in wind power capacity as developers built almost 100GW worth of windfarms […]

March 11, 2021 Read More →

Borssele offshore wind farm fully operational in Dutch North Sea

OffshoreWind.biz: The 731.5 MW Borssele 3 and 4 offshore wind farm is now fully operational, Blauwwind, the consortium behind the project in the Dutch North Sea, announced during an online handover to operations ceremony. The construction of the wind farm, comprising a total of 77 Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines, was completed on-time, with official commissioning […]

February 19, 2021 Read More →

German utility Uniper, Port of Rotterdam considering large-scale green hydrogen project

H2 View: German utility Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority want to build a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the Maasvlakte area of Rotterdam. The two companies on Monday said they will conduct a feasibility study into large-scale green hydrogen production in the area and are looking to realise a plant on the site […]

February 10, 2021 Read More →

Green hydrogen commercialization coming faster than anyone forecast—Wood Mackenzie

Greentech Media: Green hydrogen is set to play a substantive role in the overall energy mix with its development likely to happen faster than anyone predicts, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie. The 2050: The Hydrogen Possibility report details how the project pipeline has grown nine-fold since October 2019 to a staggering 26 […]

February 5, 2021 Read More →

Equinor, RWE join Dutch green hydrogen development effort

Reuters: German utility RWE and Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor have joined an initial phase of a Dutch project to produce “green” hydrogen by using offshore wind power. The NorthH2 project, launched in February by Dutch Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell, will use electricity to produce hydrogen from water avoiding carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions […]

December 7, 2020 Read More →

Orsted completes construction on 752MW Borssele offshore wind farm, largest in the Netherlands

Reuters: Danish energy firm Orsted said on Friday it had finished building the largest offshore wind farm of the Netherlands, the first in a range that should boost the country’s share of sustainable energy in the coming decade. The 752 megawatt (MW) wind farm is currently the second largest in the world, Orsted said, and […]

December 1, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA: From zero to fifty, global financial corporations get cracking on major oil/gas lending exits
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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 […]