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IEEFA: Over US$50 billion in gas power projects and LNG import facilities at risk of cancellation in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam

IEEFA: Over US$50 billion in gas power projects and LNG import facilities at risk of cancellation in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam

Pakistan and Bangladesh have already cancelled tenders for LNG imports

14 January 2020 (IEEFA): Emerging markets such as Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh that are turning to liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a source of power are likely to be hit by higher and more volatile prices going forward, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Author […]

IEEFA: Why India can’t match the Gulf region’s record-low solar tariffs

5-10% annual decline in tariffs estimated for the next decade

29 August 2020 (IEEFA India): A number of countries in the Gulf region have set record-low prices for solar in recent years, leading to hopes that India and other countries may soon be able to achieve similarly cheap – or cheaper – solar tariffs. But a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

IEEFA brief: The Australian LNG industry’s growth – and the decline in greenhouse gas emissions standards

Carbon dioxide output has risen faster than gas production

April17, 2020 (IEEFA SYDNEY) — The massive growth in Australia’s production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has come with an unwelcome byproduct – even bigger growth in the industry’s output of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming and climate change. That is the finding of John Robert, a 40-year veteran of industrial economics and process […]

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Oversupply, low prices may turn LNG boom into a bust in 2020

Bloomberg: Liquefied natural gas prices are poised to test record lows this year thanks to an onslaught of new supply and warmer winter temperatures curbing consumption. The startup of new export projects from Australia to the U.S. has flooded the market, while brimming stockpiles in Europe and an expected slowdown in Chinese demand have dumped […]

January 24, 2020 Read More →

Total, Marubeni team up on 800MW solar project in Qatar

Greentech Media: French oil major Total and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni have won the rights to build Qatar’s first utility-scale solar PV project, due online in time for the 2022 World Cup. The 800-megawatt Al Kharsaah development will use more than 2 million bifacial solar modules, making it one of the largest bifacial projects anywhere in […]

January 22, 2020 Read More →

Oil-rich Gulf nations getting serious about adding solar

PV Magazine: The oil-rich nations that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council are racing to get more solar generation capacity into the development pipeline. Having just commissioned the 1.18 GW Noor Abu Dhabi project – believed to be the largest single PV facility in the world – the Emirates Water and Electricity Company of Abu […]

September 13, 2019 Read More →

Three Solar Auctions of Note: France, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

From Bloomberg New Energy Finance: Three countries provided details of upcoming auctions for renewable energy last week. The French Environment and Energy Ministry said it would invite proposals for 3GW of onshore wind parks over three years, with the first tender planned for November, while Saudi Arabia said that in September it would award its […]

February 7, 2017 Read More →