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IEEFA: Indonesia’s state-owned utility PLN’s 2060 net zero ambition not without flaws and gaps

IEEFA: Indonesia’s state-owned utility PLN’s 2060 net zero ambition not without flaws and gaps

Indonesia on the right emissions reduction pathway but same old coal stories persist

25 June (IEEFA Indonesia):  Recent announcements by Indonesia’s state-owned utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 must be met with caution and scrutinized as the numbers don’t stack up, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report’s authors IEEFA energy finance […]

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On the Blogs: An Electricity Transformation Across the U.S.

Martha Roberts and Charlie Jiang for EDF.org: A power sector transformation is happening now because low-carbon energy is tremendously cost-effective. Prudent investments in clean energy are helping to create cleaner air and shared prosperity — and they’re also further demonstrating that the Clean Power Plan targets are eminently achievable, and that the rule’s approach builds […]

September 15, 2016 Read More →

Murray Energy’s $250,000 Gift Got a Closed-Door Meeting in Coal Industry Campaign to Sway State Attorneys General

Jennifer A Dlouhy for Bloomberg News: Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s chief executive got a closed-door meeting with state prosecutors to discuss the Obama administration’s regulation of power plants. Eleven days later, the attorneys general went to federal […]

September 8, 2016 Read More →

Largest U.S. Power Market Operator Sees Little Price Increase in EPA Clean Energy Plan

Jonathan Crawford for Bloomberg News: The operator of the largest U.S. power market said it can meet the Obama administration’s sweeping goals to tackle climate change while limiting the impact on power prices to a less than 3 percent rise. Power suppliers in the market, which covers parts of the U.S. mid-Atlantic and Midwest, can […]

September 2, 2016 Read More →

On the Blogs: EPA Chief Sees Clean Power Plan Surviving Court Challenge, Renewables on the Rise

Gina McCarthy for EPA.gov: One year ago today, I signed the Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever national standards on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. EPA’s charge from the President was clear: to exercise our statutory authority to lay out steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act. […]

August 4, 2016 Read More →

Even States That Oppose U.S. Pollution Controls Are Preparing to Comply

Coral Davenport for the New York Times: Matt Mead, the governor of Wyoming, the nation’s leading coal-producing state, fiercely opposes President Obama’s climate change regulations, which could shutter hundreds of coal plants and deeply wound his state, one of 27 that are suing to block the plan. Mead, a Republican, has ordered his top environmental […]

July 20, 2016 Read More →

In States Fighting Clean Power Plan, Polls Show Public Is in Favor

Andy Balaskovitz for Midwest Energy News: Attorneys general in Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri are “out of step” with the majority of voters in their state who support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to polling released last week. Bloomberg Philanthropies surveyed support for the Clean Power Plan among Democrats, Republicans and Independents […]

May 4, 2016 Read More →

Court Stay a ‘Bump in the Road’ as States Continue With Clean-Utility Plans

Analee Grant for SNL: Before the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan was put on hold by the Supreme Court, many states — even those requesting the stay — were on track to creating a workable plan in time for the September deadline for initial submissions. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, speaking at the Brookings Institution […]

March 1, 2016 Read More →

Editorial: Legal Machinations on Clean Power Plan ‘Beside the Point’

From the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Daily Times: The legal machinations may be beside the point. While efforts to stall the Clean Power Plan are disappointing and counterproductive, market forces and technological advances may ultimately render them meaningless. That’s because the transition to more climate-friendly methods of generating power is already well under way. Energy producers […]

March 1, 2016 Read More →

Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

February 29, 2016 Read More →

Court Ruling in Limbo, States Carry on Toward EPA Clean Power Plan Goals

Annalee Grant for SNL: Several power utilities have expressed relief that they will have more time to consider the future of generation resources while the Clean Power Plan is on hold, but for the most part planning for a lower carbon future will continue regardless of the Supreme Court’s recent stay of the rule. The […]

February 23, 2016 Read More →