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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 […]

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IEEFA update: Asian banks add to growing number of major financial institutions exiting coal – now 112 and counting

IEEFA update: Asian banks add to growing number of major financial institutions exiting coal – now 112 and counting

Cheaper renewables, improved technology, and risks over reputation, financial performance and the environment are driving transition

(IEEFA Asia Pacific) – Five major financial institutions in Asia have over the past six weeks announced plans to move away from financing coal-fired power plants, signalling an accelerating trend across the region out of coal towards renewables. Singapore’s big three banks – DBS Group Holdings (DBS), United Overseas Bank (UOB) and the Oversea-Chinese Banking […]

May 14, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: The High Price of Nationalism—Brexit Means a Costly Step Back From Modern Electricity Markets

IEEFA Europe: The High Price of Nationalism—Brexit Means a Costly Step Back From Modern Electricity Markets

Switzerland, Damaged by Anti-Immigrant Policies, Is a Timely Reminder on the Pain of Self-Inflicted Wounds


The case of Switzerland hints at the shoals that post-Brexit Britain must now navigate, including trade in electricity, where countries clearly benefit from the very cross-border ties U.K. voters have rejected. Brexit, to put it bluntly, will leave the U.K. at an electricity market disadvantage. The U.K.-Swiss parallels are striking. Britain voted to leave the […]

June 27, 2016 Read More →