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IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

Tenders have evolved from “vanilla” solar or wind, to hybrid, to round-the-clock

24 November (IEEFA/JMK Research India): Electricity distribution companies (discoms) demand firm and uninterrupted renewable power. A new report by IEEFA and JMK Research highlights the important role that different mixes of generation sources and storage technologies can play in overcoming the intermittency challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) and ensuring grid stability. Renewable energy blended […]

IEEFA: Indonesia’s excess coal power capacity and PLN’s debt burden are blocking their decarbonization pathway

IEEFA: Indonesia’s excess coal power capacity and PLN’s debt burden are blocking their decarbonization pathway

Financial giants Japan and China can play a critical role in Indonesia’s green energy transition

18 November (IEEFA Indonesia): Japanese and Chinese investors combined have a 41% ownership interest in Indonesia’s coal independent power producer projects. According to the latest report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), financial giants Japan and China are responsible for Indonesia’s excessive coal power expansion over the past 15 years, but […]

IEEFA: Battery storage and green hydrogen can boost India’s renewable energy efforts

IEEFA: Battery storage and green hydrogen can boost India’s renewable energy efforts

Markets for grid-scale batteries and green hydrogen are taking shape in India

21 October (IEEFA India): Battery storage and green hydrogen – markets that are critical for India’s renewable future and energy security – could scale up rapidly in the country, bolstered by government policy and private company ventures, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Grid-scale energy […]

IEEFA: Australia’s climate policies could push New South Wales into a debt spiral

IEEFA: Australia’s climate policies could push New South Wales into a debt spiral

Climate policy failure will shrink Australia’s GDP by 6% and increase net debt in NSW to 100% by 2060, with taxpayers footing the bill

20 October 2021 (IEEFA Australia): Australia’s failure to commit to net zero targets or any credible climate policy is a growing economic threat to New South Wales and other states, argues a new report by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The Reserve Bank of Australia’s deputy governor Guy Debelle last week […]

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IEEFA Update: How India’s clean energy drive is supercharged by Reliance’s grand ambitions

Critical mass of investment boosts India's clean energy value chain, delivers significant localisation while deploying disrupt-and-dominate strategy

With more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy on its grid, India is now commencing what some energy industry experts are referring to as chapter 3 of its clean energy story. Chapter 1 began in 2010 when the government set a 20GW solar capacity target by 2020 under the National Solar Mission. In Paris […]

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IEEFA Update: India’s coal crisis produced twin glaring conclusions – coal is expensive and unreliable

The coal crisis must accelerate the push for renewables – and solar is now the prime low-cost source of electricity in India

A key takeaway from India’s coal crisis is the urgent need for the country to accelerate its transition to a secure, reliable and low-emissions electricity system. India faced huge coal shortages from mid-August to October 2021. Monsoons impact Coal India Ltd. (CIL) production every year, but this year was different – India witnessed an extended […]

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IEEFA Australia: How fossil fuel subsidies are thwarting Queensland’s renewable energy ambitions

IEEFA Australia: How fossil fuel subsidies are thwarting Queensland’s renewable energy ambitions

Acceleration is needed on 50%-by-2030 target but Federal Government undermining private investment in zero-emissions capacity

Queensland has made strong progress in driving electricity sector decarbonisation with renewable energy’s share trebling to 21% over the last four years. However, a Queensland Audit Office report released this week wants the state to go faster, calling for accelerated action and a public roadmap to ensure the government’s ambitious 50% renewable energy target for […]

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IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power
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IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

Tenders have evolved from “vanilla” solar or wind, to hybrid, to round-the-clock

24 November (IEEFA/JMK Research India): Electricity distribution companies (discoms) demand firm and uninterrupted renewable power. A new report by IEEFA and JMK Research highlights the important role that different mixes of generation sources and storage technologies can play in overcoming the intermittency challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) and ensuring grid stability. Renewable energy blended […]

IEEFA: Indonesia’s excess coal power capacity and PLN’s debt burden are blocking their decarbonization pathway
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IEEFA: Indonesia’s excess coal power capacity and PLN’s debt burden are blocking their decarbonization pathway

Financial giants Japan and China can play a critical role in Indonesia’s green energy transition

18 November (IEEFA Indonesia): Japanese and Chinese investors combined have a 41% ownership interest in Indonesia’s coal independent power producer projects. According to the latest report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), financial giants Japan and China are responsible for Indonesia’s excessive coal power expansion over the past 15 years, but […]

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IEEFA: More than half of current global steel production may have already reached peak carbon emissions

Regulation and falling demand look to have capped steel's carbon emissions in China, the world's largest producer

The latest data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows that the country’s monthly crude steel production dropped to a nearly four-year low in October 2021 at 71.6 million tonnes. For the first ten months of 2021, China’s crude steel output is now down 0.7%, the first decline in year-to-date output for at least five […]

IEEFA India: Renewable energy sector could attract a flood of global capital to meet climate targets

IEEFA India: Renewable energy sector could attract a flood of global capital to meet climate targets

Renewable energy developers need to pursue a range of financing avenues from green bonds and multilateral development bank loans to infrastructure investment trusts

India is the world’s fourth largest energy consumer and among the fastest growing large economies. With strong economic growth and electricity demand, the country will need additional sources of energy to fuel its economy – the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that India’s energy demand will increase by 35% from 2019 to 2030. The nation’s […]

IEEFA: The cash hit-list to counter climate change

IEEFA: The cash hit-list to counter climate change

From Glasgow, the U.S. and Europe must produce three critical fiscal developments to counter climate change

I was struck by the image of the G20 leaders tossing coins over their shoulders into the Trevi Fountain to make a wish. That pretty much sums up what members of that group will be left with – not least our own PM – if they don’t get moving on providing an adjustment mechanism to counter climate […]

IEEFA: COP26 needs to focus on renewables not fanciful technology

Blue hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) are distractions from rapid decarbonization

As we enter the political-economic maelstrom that will surely manifest during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), it is important to focus on the primary task at hand. It is not merely decarbonization of the world’s economy that is the need of the hour, it is its […]

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IEEFA: COP26 – AXA leads by example, accelerating its exit from oil and gas to battle climate change

Now it’s time for the rest of the global insurance industry to do the same

At the COP26 summit, leading global insurance firm AXA announced an important step forward in its strategy to combat climate change. It has considerably extended its restrictions on both investing in and insuring new oil and gas projects. This comes after AXA already established itself as one of the insurance world leaders in combating climate […]