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IEEFA: AIA too important to lag global insurers in coal investment, divestment, and exclusion

IEEFA: AIA too important to lag global insurers in coal investment, divestment, and exclusion

AIA must back their climate pledges

21 December 2020 (IEEFA Asia): Major insurer AIA still holds anywhere between US $4 – 6 billion in coal and coal-fired power assets that if stranded will massively reduce wealth for investors and despite pledging its commitment to three significant global climate accords according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO<sub>2</sub>

IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO2

Reporting loophole means midstream operators aren't following the same guidelines as upstream or downstream sellers

December 14, 2020 (IEEFA) — European pipeline companies are using a loophole to market themselves as low-carbon businesses and avoid reporting on the climate effects of the natural gas they transport, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Hiding in Plain Sight—European Gas Pipeline Companies’ […]

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 Asia: Asian financial institutions also beginning to exit coal financing

Asia’s gradual exodus away from coal will eventually lead to a landslide

29 April 2020 (IEEFA Asia): Under the cover of COVID-19, Asian financial institutions and corporations have been stepping up and out of coal financing, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). In the last month alone, Japan’s two largest institutional banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho […]

IEEFA update: Tech giants’ investment in renewable power purchase agreements pays off in current climate

Corporates increasingly supporting necessary renewable energy investment

25 March 2020 (IEEFA Australia): A new IEEFA briefing note out today finds the largest tech giants have all committed to renewable energy targets and are increasingly taking up renewable power purchase agreements, a move putting them in good stead in the current climate. Author of the note Clark Butler says major technology companies that […]

IEEFA Australia: Nuclear is too expensive, takes too long to build, and is banned by law in Australia

IEEFA responds to government inquiry looking at nuclear energy in Australia

30 September 2019 (IEEFA Australia): As fossil fuels come under increasing pressure, the conversation on whether to install nuclear energy is heating up in Australia, with the New South Wales government today calling for a vote within three years. As the UK’s latest foray into building nuclear power plant’s only too well demonstrates, massive cost […]

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IEEFA report: UK Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) have multiple choices to access a growing market in renewable energy infrastructure

Different approaches to sustainability are taken by investment pools in England and Wales

May 30, 2019 (LONDON) – Newly aggregated “pools” of local government pension schemes (LGPS), worth £270 billion ($350 billion) in total, show different approaches to investing in renewable energy infrastructure, with lessons for those still undecided on their approach, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. A […]

IEEFA report: Electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries can drive growth in rooftop solar

IEEFA report: Electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries can drive growth in rooftop solar

Falling battery and EV costs with equal grid market access can accelerate transition to renewables: lessons from UK and Germany

(LONDON) – The falling costs of batteries and electric vehicles can help drive the next phase of growth in renewables including rooftop solar power, provided small-scale renewables and storage have the same access to electricity and grid services markets as conventional power plants, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics […]

IEEFA update: U.K. pension funds lag in renewable energy infrastructure investing

Abundant offerings across a number of markets

LONDON — Local U.K. government pension schemes are gradually increasing their unlisted infrastructure holdings, driven by examples set by trail-blazing funds and by a new government initiative to increase the scale of such investments. But few are investing explicitly in renewable energy, the biggest single segment of infrastructure investment in the world (infrastructure investing involves real […]

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IEEFA Report: U.K. Pension Funds Can Benefit Now From Renewables Infrastructure Play

Growth and Proven Returns in a Rapidly-Expanding Sector

Nov.15, 2017 — A new report by HSBC Global Asset Management and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) finds that U.K. pension funds can benefit now from investing in domestic and overseas renewable energy infrastructure. Commissioned by the City of London Corporation’s Green Finance Initiative, the report, “The Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment […]

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More News and Commentary

National Grid: Britain’s 2020 electricity generation was greenest on record

Reuters: Britain’s electricity system saw the greenest year on record in 2020, National Grid said on Monday, with record renewable power and its longest spell without coal since the industrial revolution. “Significant periods of coal-free electricity generation and record-breaking levels of power from zero carbon sources were key factors… while record low electricity demand during […]

January 11, 2021 Read More →

EU funds Ørsted pilot project to produce green hydrogen with offshore wind

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A consortium involving Ørsted A/S has been awarded €5 million in EU funding to investigate the offshore production of green hydrogen. The Danish wind giant, together with partners ITM Power PLC, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA and Element Energy Ltd., received support from the European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen […]

January 8, 2021 Read More →

Offshore wind expected to meet 10% of Belgium’s electricity needs in 2021

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Belgium is set to produce 10% of its electricity demand from offshore wind in 2021 following the commissioning of two projects in its waters last year, with installed capacity soon planned to double with the implementation of a new development zone. Belgium now boasts 2.26 GW of offshore wind, making […]

January 6, 2021 Read More →

U.K. gives final approval for Orsted’s 2.4GW Hornsea Three offshore wind farm

ReNews.biz: The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma has granted planning consent to Orsted’s 2400MW Hornsea Three project in the North Sea. UK planners have given Orsted permission to install a maximum of 231 turbines featuring rotors up to 265 metres in diameter and tip heights of 325 metres […]

January 4, 2021 Read More →

Scotland earmarks £100 million for green hydrogen development efforts

The National: The Scottish government is to commit £100 million to developing hydrogen as a greener form of power. Industry bosses said Scotland had the opportunity to be a “leading hydrogen nation” – with ministers pledging to invest the cash over five years. The funding was announced as ministers set the target of Scotland producing […]

December 23, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA: AIA too important to lag global insurers in coal investment, divestment, and exclusion
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IEEFA: AIA too important to lag global insurers in coal investment, divestment, and exclusion

AIA must back their climate pledges

21 December 2020 (IEEFA Asia): Major insurer AIA still holds anywhere between US $4 – 6 billion in coal and coal-fired power assets that if stranded will massively reduce wealth for investors and despite pledging its commitment to three significant global climate accords according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

and December 21, 2020 Read More →

Upgraded 14MW Haliade-X turbine tapped for third phase of Dogger Bank offshore wind farm

CNBC: General Electric’s renewable energy division has been chosen as the preferred turbine supplier for the third and final phase of an offshore wind farm that’s set to be the largest on the planet. According to an announcement from SSE Renewables on Friday, a 14 megawatt (MW) version of GE’s huge Haliade-X turbine will be […]

December 21, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA: Repurposing coal plants into solar and battery can pay up to 5 times more than decommissioning
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IEEFA: Repurposing coal plants into solar and battery can pay up to 5 times more than decommissioning

An economic proposition for coal dominant developing countries

Worldwide, coal plants are grappling with environmental issues and low capacity utilization levels. They have not only become unprofitable to utilities, they are also uneconomical to customers. While retiring end-of-life coal plants can overall be very beneficial, and indeed necessary as finance continues to exit the fossil fuel sector driven by the global energy transition, […]

IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO<sub>2</sub>
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IEEFA: European gas pipeline companies mislead investors by underreporting CO2

Reporting loophole means midstream operators aren't following the same guidelines as upstream or downstream sellers

December 14, 2020 (IEEFA) — European pipeline companies are using a loophole to market themselves as low-carbon businesses and avoid reporting on the climate effects of the natural gas they transport, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Hiding in Plain Sight—European Gas Pipeline Companies’ […]

Amazon signs global deals for 3.4GW of new renewable energy generation

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Amazon.com Inc. signed contracts to purchase power from 26 renewable energy projects on four continents totaling 3.4 GW, as part of its target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The wind and solar projects are located in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. […]

December 10, 2020 Read More →