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IEEFA U.S.: Virginia coal plant’s future isn’t bright: preparation for  transition should commence now

IEEFA U.S.: Virginia coal plant’s future isn’t bright: preparation for transition should commence now

Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (VCHEC), one of the newest in U.S., risks closure due to market forces

December 16, 2020 (IEEFA)—Retiring the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (VCHEC) will bring unnecessarily abrupt economic hardship to Wise County if state and local officials do not begin to plan now for a transition, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economic and Financial Analysis. The 8-year-old coal-fired power plant, owned by […]

IEEFA Philippines: NPC-SPUG shift can drive savings to P13.5 billion per year

IEEFA Philippines: NPC-SPUG shift can drive savings to P13.5 billion per year

Shift from diesel to renewables can save electric coops P1.4-1.7 billion over next decade

3 December 2020 (IEEFA Philippines): The record-breaking disasters in the Philippines this year highlight the potential for renewable energy to power small island and isolated power grids and save the country up to P13.5 billion per year, and electric cooperatives an additional P1.4 to P1.7 billion over the next decade, finds a new report from […]

IEEFA update: Australia’s gas-led recovery is flogging a dead horse

With LNG worse for the climate than coal, Australia must adjust to our export markets shrinking

With polluting emissions from LNG 13% higher than gas, and Australia’s primary export destinations targeting net zero emissions and therefore less dirty LNG, Australia’s gas-led recovery is looking increasingly like the Australian government is ‘flogging a dead horse’. Australia’s core export markets for LNG, coal and iron ore – Japan, South Korea and China – […]

November 3, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

Economics, EU membership ambitions point to renewables as best path for country’s future electricity needs

October 29, 2020 (IEEFA) — Strong performance by Kosovo’s first large-scale wind and solar farms show the coal-dominated, Western Balkan country can exploit falling renewables costs and green lending appetite to align better with a low-carbon European transition and reduce losses from stranded fossil fuel assets. According to a new report by the Institute for […]

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Ekonomia, ambiciet për anëtarësim në BE drejtojnë nga burimet e ripërtëritshme si rruga më e mirë për nevojat e ardhshme të energjisë për vendin.

29 tetor 2020 (IEEFA) – Performanca e mirë nga fermat e para të erës dhe diellit në shkallë të gjerë në Kosovë tregon se vendi i Ballkanit Perëndimor i dominuar nga qymyri mund të shfrytëzojë rënien e kostove të ripërtëritshme dhe gatshmërinë për kredi të gjelbëra për tu lidhur më mirë me një tranzicion evropian […]

IEEFA: What Australia can learn from Texas’ embrace of clean energy

IEEFA: What Australia can learn from Texas’ embrace of clean energy

In the home of U.S. oil and gas, private investors are pouring money into renewables

19 October 2020 (IEEFA Australia): The Australian government’s plan for a gas-fired economic recovery from COVID-19 ignores the market’s clear preference for renewables over fossil fuels. That’s the conclusion of a new note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) that argues Australia could learn from the experience of U.S. oil and […]

IEEFA: Wind-solar hybrid systems can power India’s next wave of renewables growth

IEEFA: Wind-solar hybrid systems can power India’s next wave of renewables growth

Hybrid generation can produce consistent power at competitive tariffs

8 October 2020 (IEEFA) ‒ India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2023, according to a new report by IEEFA and JMK Research. “This is a new and fast-growing market in India,” say the report’s authors Vibhuti Garg, energy economist at the Institute for Energy […]

IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

Eleven PJM projects under development may fail to prove financially viable

October 5, 2020 (IEEFA) — The landscape for developers of natural gas-fired power plants in the nation’s largest regional power system has shifted dramatically over the last decade, according to a joint study by the Applied Economics Clinic and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) system coordinates the flow […]

IEEFA report: Powering up sunshine – how India’s commercial and industrial sector can drive rooftop solar power

IEEFA report: Powering up sunshine – how India’s commercial and industrial sector can drive rooftop solar power

C&I rooftop solar has vast potential, and already accounts for 70-80% of all the country’s rooftop solar installations

23 July 2020 (IEEFA India) – Increasing electricity demand and rising grid tariffs for commercial and industrial customers are driving business users to rooftop solar, which is not only cleaner and cheaper but also gives them tariff certainty for 25 years. In Powering up Sunshine – Untapped Opportunities in India’s Rooftop Solar Market, a new […]

IEEFA Philippines: Reshaping the power market by moving towards renewables and energy resilience by 2021

IEEFA Philippines: Reshaping the power market by moving towards renewables and energy resilience by 2021

Less reliance on big coal power and accelerating auctions will reduce prices and provide a more reliable electricity system

June 24, 2020 (IEEFA Philippines) – The Philippines could come out COVID-19 with cheaper electricity prices and a more competitive and reliable power sector if it swapped its reliance on expensive coal power for cheaper renewables and structured a transition plan using auctions, finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

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BNEF: Global energy transition spending topped $500 billion for first time in 2020 despite pandemic

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Governments, companies and individual consumers spent a record $500 billion transitioning to lower-carbon energy in 2020 despite economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, research provider BloombergNEF said in a new report Jan. 19. Investment in renewable power, energy storage, electric vehicles, hydrogen and related sectors rose 9% year over […]

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EIA: Record 15.4GW of utility-scale solar capacity to be added to U.S. grid in 2021

PV Tech: A record amount of utility-scale PV capacity is expected to be connected to the grid in the US this year, with Texas accounting for more than a quarter of solar additions, according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers and plant owners forecast 15.4GW of new utility-scale PV coming […]

January 13, 2021 Read More →

Canada Infrastructure Bank to fund 250MW battery storage project, country’s largest

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The Canada Infrastructure Bank has agreed to help Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp. and NRStor Inc. develop the nation’s largest electricity storage facility. The Oneida Energy Storage project would have capacity of 250 MW/1,000 MWh to provide backup power in southwestern Ontario, according to a press release […]

January 13, 2021 Read More →

Kentucky utilities seek replacement power for three retiring coal units

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. are seeking generation capacity to meet a potential energy shortfall being created by the expected retirement of three coal units by 2028. The PPL Corp. subsidiaries expect to retire units 1 and 2 at the Mill Creek plant in Jefferson County, […]

January 12, 2021 Read More →

Engie, Neoen to build 1GW, subsidy-free solar project in France

Greentech Media: French utility Engie and developer Neoen are planning to invest about €1 billion ($1.2 billion) to build a 1-gigawatt solar-powered low carbon energy park in France, comfortably breaking records for Europe’s largest solar project and incorporating green hydrogen production to supply transportation and energy needs. The Horizeo project in western France’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine region […]

January 12, 2021 Read More →

Australia’s Origin Energy unveils plans for 700MW battery at Eraring coal plant

Renew Economy: The race for Australia’s largest big battery is heating up, with Origin Energy unveiling plans for a massive 700MW big battery to be located at the company’s Eraring power station in the New South Wales Hunter region. Origin Energy’s plans for the big battery would include up to four hours of dispatchable power, […]

January 12, 2021 Read More →

Neoen plans 500MW ‘Great Western Battery’ near Sydney, Australia

Renew Economy: Australia’s largest battery storage project could be built just outside of Sydney, with planning documents revealing the plans of renewable energy developer Neoen kick-starting the planning process for a 500MW/1,000MWh big battery in New South Wales. Neoen submitted a scoping study for the project with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment […]

January 11, 2021 Read More →

Vistra begins commercial operation of world’s largest battery storage system in California

Energy Storage News: The world’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS) so far has gone into operation in Monterey County, California, US retail electricity and power generation company Vistra said yesterday. Phase 1 of Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility was connected to the power grid and began operating on 11 December 2020, at the site […]

January 7, 2021 Read More →

U.S. Energy Department aims for 90% reduction in long-duration battery storage costs by 2030

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): With U.S. energy storage additions on pace to smash records in 2020 and 2021, despite delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Energy Department on Dec. 21 released its first comprehensive storage strategy. The DOE road map aims to scale-up America’s domestic manufacturing industry to meet all of the […]

December 23, 2020 Read More →

Con Edison, 174 Power Global sign contract for big battery storage project in New York City

Greentech Media: New York utility Con Edison has signed its biggest energy storage contract to date, a 100-megawatt/400-megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery project that will help balance a grid facing rising levels of offshore wind and other renewable power in the years to come.  Under the contract announced Wednesday, developer 174 Power Global will build the battery system, […]

December 17, 2020 Read More →