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IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion

IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion

Delays, mismanagement, overruns may leave Georgia Power ratepayers with enormous cost burden

January 20, 2022 (IEEFA)—Once estimated at more than $14 billion, the price tag for two new reactors at Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle site has now climbed past $30 billion, and both units will be more than six years late in coming online, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?

IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?

ČEZ finds itself playing catch-up after a decade of complacency

20 Jan. 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – After a decade of missed opportunities, ČEZ Group (ČEZ) finds itself playing catch-up on renewable energy, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  ČEZ, the largest energy group in Czechia and one of the largest energy groups in Central and Eastern Europe, […]

IEEFA Europe: Coal dependence squeezes Polish taxpayers for €141 billion

IEEFA Europe: Coal dependence squeezes Polish taxpayers for €141 billion

Coal exit by 2030 gives Poland an opportunity to double clean energy generation

10 Jan. 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – Poland’s dependence on coal is costing Polish taxpayers dearly, but the Polish government remains reluctant to shift to clean energy sources, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “If a coal phaseout is achieved by 2030, the resulting savings would enable Poland to […]

IEEFA Europa: Dalsze uzależnienie od węgla będzie kosztować polskich podatników 141 mld euro

IEEFA Europa: Dalsze uzależnienie od węgla będzie kosztować polskich podatników 141 mld euro

Odejście od węgla do 2030 r. daje Polsce szansę na podwojenie produkcji czystej energii

10 stycznia 2022 (IEEFA Europa) – Przywiązanie Polski do węgla słono kosztuje polskich podatników, jednak w rządzie wciąż nie widać woli, aby przestawić kraj na czyste źródła energii, czytamy w raporcie opublikowanym przez Instytut Ekonomii Energii i Analiz Finansowych (IEEFA). – Jeżeli Polska pożegna się z węglem do 2030 r., oszczędności z tego tytułu umożliwią […]

IEEFA: Australian government emissions projections show 44% of coal capacity will close by 2030

IEEFA: Australian government emissions projections show 44% of coal capacity will close by 2030

Government must acknowledge additional coal closures and prepare to support affected communities and workers

9 December (IEEFA Australia): The Australian Government’s Emissions Projections show that 5 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired generation capacity will close earlier than indicated by the current official schedule published by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), according to a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The projections from […]

IEEFA U.S.: Gas-fired power plant cancellations and delays signal investor anxiety, changing economics

IEEFA U.S.: Gas-fired power plant cancellations and delays signal investor anxiety, changing economics

Financial concerns are likely to affect other PJM gas projects still in the planning phase

November 18, 2021 (IEEFA) – A recent decision to cancel the 1,000-megawatt Beech Hollow combined gas plant in Pennsylvania is the latest warning for investors considering funding new gas-fired power plants in the PJM Interconnection (PJM) region. According to a briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), the reason is […]

IEEFA U.S.:  Pension funds investing indirectly in Ohio’s Gavin coal plant are at risk as financial, environmental disadvantages mount

IEEFA U.S.: Pension funds investing indirectly in Ohio’s Gavin coal plant are at risk as financial, environmental disadvantages mount

Declining demand for coal plants, credit agency downgrades and investor scrutiny create challenges for Lightstone investment prospects

October 14, 2021 (IEEFA) — The major pension and retirement funds that own a piece of the General J.M. Gavin (Gavin) coal plant in Ohio face increasing challenges from their investment. Most investors do not know that they own a share of the plant and some are just beginning to realize it, according to an […]

IEEFA Australia: Ahead on solar, woefully behind on distributed energy resource standards

IEEFA Australia: Ahead on solar, woefully behind on distributed energy resource standards

Making the right technical decisions about DER

Despite being ahead on rooftop solar installs, Australia is behind other jurisdictions (like Germany and California) in putting sensible governance arrangements in place for distributed energy resource (DER) technical standards. DER technical standards – covering smart devices including rooftop solar systems, air conditioners, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, pool pumps and the like – are designed […]

IEEFA: Review of U.S. coal leasing program misses the point, may slow energy transition

IEEFA submits comments to Bureau of Land Management on coal leasing program

October 1, 2021 (IEEFA) – The United States government should not spend any time reforming the coal leasing process because new coal leases are no longer needed, according to comments submitted to the United States Bureau of Land Management by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “As the owner of the coal reserves, […]

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Tri-State reaches settlement, plans bigger shift to renewables

Denver Post: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale power provider serving rural utilities in Colorado and three other states, has reached a settlement with several parties on a plan aimed at cutting costs for ratepayers and setting ambitious goals for reducing carbon emissions. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will consider Tri-State’s electric resource plan. […]

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Study: Big box stores could meet half their electricity needs with solar

Washington Post ($): Expansive, flat and abundant, the rooftops of big-box stores in the United States could produce enough solar energy to meet half their electricity needs, according to a report released Thursday. Walmart leads the way in rooftop solar potential, followed by Target and Home Depot. “There’s massive potential across the entire country for […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Wind production in Nordic nations hits record of 21.3 gigawatts in a day

Reuters: Wind power production in the Nordic countries hit a record high of 21.3 gigawatts (GW) on Thursday amid stormy weather in the region, Refinitiv Eikon data showed. Wind turbines’ output across Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland reached the new high point for the hour from 0500 GMT, according to the data. The previous record, […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Distributed solar amounted to half of all installations in China last year

PV Tech: Distributed PV installations in China topped 29GW last year, contributing more than half of total solar installations in the country for the first time. In a note published yesterday, the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said around 53GW of grid-connected solar capacity was installed last year, an increase on the 48.2GW installed in […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

First hydrogen tanker to ship test cargo from Australia to Japan

Reuters: A Japanese-Australian venture producing hydrogen from brown coal is set to ship its maiden cargo on the world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier from near Melbourne to Kobe on Friday, in a test delayed by nearly a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Suiso Frontier, built by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) (7012.T), arrived […]

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IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion
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IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion

Delays, mismanagement, overruns may leave Georgia Power ratepayers with enormous cost burden

January 20, 2022 (IEEFA)—Once estimated at more than $14 billion, the price tag for two new reactors at Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle site has now climbed past $30 billion, and both units will be more than six years late in coming online, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?
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IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?

ČEZ finds itself playing catch-up after a decade of complacency

20 Jan. 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – After a decade of missed opportunities, ČEZ Group (ČEZ) finds itself playing catch-up on renewable energy, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  ČEZ, the largest energy group in Czechia and one of the largest energy groups in Central and Eastern Europe, […]

IEEFA Europe: Skupina ČEZ předkládá plán dekarbonizace, je ale připravena k jeho realizaci?
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IEEFA Europe: Skupina ČEZ předkládá plán dekarbonizace, je ale připravena k jeho realizaci?

ČEZ po deseti letech nečinnosti dohání ztrátu

20. ledna 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – Skupina ČEZ musí podle zprávy Institutu pro energetickou ekonomiku a finanční analýzu (IEEFA) po deseti letech promarněných příležitostí dohánět výstavbu obnovitelných zdrojů energie. ČEZ, největší energetická skupina v ČR a jedna z největších ve střední a východní Evropě, oznámila v roce 2021 novou strategii k dekarbonizaci výroby elektřiny. Součástí plánu je výstavba obnovitelných zdrojů o výkonu 6 GW do […]

Final approval given for South Fork Wind project off U.S. coast

Associated Press: Construction will soon begin on the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to gain approval in the United States, the developers said. The U.S. Department of the Interior approved it in November, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued its approval letter for the constructions and operations plan Tuesday, a major step […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →

Berkshire Hathaway unit plans 2.1-gigawatt wind, solar project in Iowa

Renewables Now: US electricity and natural gas utility MidAmerican Energy Co, part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A), on Wednesday unveiled plans to deploy 2.1 GW of wind and solar power capacity in Iowa under a USD-3.9-billion (EUR 3.4bn) project. The company said on Wednesday it has submitted an application with the Iowa Utilities […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →