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IEEFA: Global investors are moving away from the massive climate-related risks associated with fossil fuels

IEEFA: Global investors are moving away from the massive climate-related risks associated with fossil fuels

Top debt and equity investors committed over $300 billion in 2020 into building renewable energy capacity

19 July 2021 (IEEFA Australia): Despite the economic disruption from COVID-19, top global debt and equity investors are continuing to drive capital into the renewable energy infrastructure sector due to its consistency in providing investment opportunities, finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Global investors are accelerating their […]

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 report: Volts from the blue – floating solar to generate 900% more electricity across Asia-Pacific

IEEFA report: Volts from the blue – floating solar to generate 900% more electricity across Asia-Pacific

From below 1MW before 2019, ASEAN nations now have over 51MW installed and 858MW planned

July 1, 2020 (IEEFA) – Asia leads Europe in deploying floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), a new IEEFA report finds. Energy finance analysts Sara Jane Ahmed and Elrika Hamdi note that power demand in the Philippines and Malaysia has dropped by as much as 16% during the COVID-19 lockdown, causing extreme stress […]

IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19

IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19

Solar costs continue to decline

8 June 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Despite the devastating impact of COVID-19, during the months of April and May, renewable energy continued to break records, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  Most strikingly, April 2020 saw the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) award a 1.5 gigawatt (GW) solar tender to […]

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Asia continues to lead in number of 1GW+ solar projects in pipeline

PV Tech:  Asia boasts a growing number of markets with solar development pipelines in excess of 1GW, a new report by Fitch has found, with the region dominating the consultancy’s project database analysis this year. While solar development in Asia is of course dominated by China, Fitch noted that ten markets in the continent hold […]

June 15, 2021 Read More →

Delays and costs rise again at troubled Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Wall Street Journal ($):  The only nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing delays and additional costs. Again. Earlier this week, an engineering expert working for the Georgia Public Service Commission testified that the startup of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant would likely be delayed until the summer of 2022 and […]

June 9, 2021 Read More →

Middle East oil producers move to maximize oil assets amid grim revenue future

OilPrice.com: Within the last month, Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco has announced the sale of a minority—but large—stake in its pipeline business, the possibility to sell another 1 percent of its stock, and intentions to put up for sale stakes in some oil fields. Neighbor, ally, and fellow OPEC member UAE in the meantime, […]

May 12, 2021 Read More →

UAE makes argument for renewables while boosting oil production

Bloomberg Green: The United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, said the commercial case for renewable energy has never been stronger. The Middle Eastern country plans to be at the forefront of the transition to greener energy and the fight against climate change even as it boosts oil-production capacity, according to Sultan […]

April 21, 2021 Read More →

UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first

Renew Economy: The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to decarbonising the global manufacturing industry. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) jointly announced this […]

January 19, 2021 Read More →

Concentrated solar, molten salt storage featured in next phase of Dubai green energy project

Khaleej Times: The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, that Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is building, will have the largest energy storage capacity in the world of 15 hours on completion, allowing for energy availability around the clock. The 950MW 4th phase is the largest investment project in […]

December 1, 2020 Read More →

UAE considering green hydrogen options with record-low solar power prices

Bloomberg: The United Arab Emirates may use more solar energy for its power grid and to produce hydrogen as prices fall, a government official said. Two local companies have offered to supply solar power from an Abu Dhabi project at a record-low price, according to Sharif Al Olama, under-secretary at the UAE’s Ministry of Energy […]

October 21, 2020 Read More →

IEEFA India: Interpreting solar tariff trends

Implications of low bids for future growth

This Q&A first appeared in RenewableWatch Solar energy tariffs have witnessed a gradual decline over the years in India and globally. A recent auction for 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar projects conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) witnessed a record-low tariff of Rs 2.36 per kWh. At the same time, the world’s […]

September 29, 2020 Read More →
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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 […]

UAE’s Masdar buys big stake in EDF Renewables’ U.S. renewable energy pipeline

Greentech Media: In one of the U.S. renewable energy market’s biggest deals in a challenging year, Masdar is set to acquire a 50 percent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt portfolio of advanced wind, solar and energy storage projects from EDF Renewables North America. The deal, expected to close later this year, represents a new front in […]

August 14, 2020 Read More →