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IEEFA U.S.: FERC gives blank check approval to pipeline builders, while investors and consumers pick up costs

IEEFA U.S.: FERC gives blank check approval to pipeline builders, while investors and consumers pick up costs

Commission’s 21-year-old pipeline policy puts contracts ahead of utility customers

December 17, 2020 (IEEFA) — The federal agency responsible for approving interstate gas pipeline projects is basing its decisions on contracts rather than on today’s consumer energy needs or the public interest, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—FERC’s Failure to Analyze Energy Market Forces—details […]

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 report: Turkey turns to solar power to boost energy independence

IEEFA report: Turkey turns to solar power to boost energy independence

With additional incentives, payback periods for rooftop solar installations can be reduced to 7 years today and 2 years by 2030

December 19, 2019 (London/Istanbul IEEFA) – Turkey can build on a new support scheme for solar power by providing further incentives that would reduce payback periods to less than seven years now, and two years by 2030, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Turkey has […]

IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia

IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia

By 2024, cheaper for Australian households to invest in solar, storage and an EV in combination, than in solar alone

A new IEEFA report suggests Australia is on the cusp of another solar revolution. Australia has one of the world’s – if not the world’s highest – uptake of rooftop solar. The country also has one of the world’s lowest developed country uptakes of electric vehicles, which can be charged from rooftop solar. In 2018, […]

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IEEFA letter to Puerto Rico’s Legislative Assembly: Secure more viable PREPA debt deal

IEEFA letter to Puerto Rico’s Legislative Assembly: Secure more viable PREPA debt deal

Agreement is weighted down by legacy debt - unfairly burdens ratepayers

October 29, 2019 (IEEFA U.S.) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) sent a letter to Puerto Rico’s Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, urging representatives to reject the proposed Restructuring Agreement (RSA) for electric utility PREPA and to pursue more affordable, sustainable and transparent options for financing and managing the Commonwealth’s electric system. […]

IEEFA a Legislatura de Puerto Rico: Aseguren un acuerdo de deuda de AEE más viable y seguro

El acuerdo se ve afectado por la deuda heredada, carga injustamente a los contribuyentes

29 de octubre de 2019 (IEEFA EE. UU.) – El Instituto de Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (IEEFA) envió el martes una carta a la Asamblea Legislativa de Puerto Rico instando a los legisladores a rechazar el Acuerdo de Reestructuración (RSA por sus siglas en inglés) propuesto para la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) y […]

IEEFA report: Coal Outlook 2019

IEEFA report: Coal Outlook 2019

Utilities transitioning away from coal towards natural gas and renewables

New York, March 26, 2019 (IEEFA) — The long-term structural decline of the U.S. coal industry continued in 2018, with a record total of coal generation capacity retired and a further drop in utility coal consumption to levels not seen since the early 1980s, according to the Coal Outlook 2019 released today by the Institute […]

IEEFA report: Indonesia’s solar policies – designed to fail?

IEEFA report: Indonesia’s solar policies – designed to fail?

Local production and other requirements discourage new adopters

JAKARTA, February 27, 2019 (IEEFA) – Indonesia’s policies are getting in the way of wider introduction of solar energy, according to a report released Feb. 27 by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The country has lagged behind others in the region and IEEFA analysts urge introducing new regulations that encourage investment. […]

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India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

New IEEFA report- India’s energy transformation gathers momentum

10 August, 2015: India’s ‘seven horses of energy’ electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal coal, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Indian energy analysis firm, Equitorials. The report – […]

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More News and Commentary

IEEFA India: The false promise of ‘second life’ coal

India risks Rs4 trillion new investment in yet more stranded fossil fuel assets

Federal Home Minister Amit Shah’s suggestion that India should invest 4 trillion rupees (US$55billion) in expanding new and existing coal mines, as well as high-risk, speculative, domestic ‘clean coal’ projects over the next decade to create a hoped for ‘second life’ is, in our view, entirely inconsistent with the country’s policy direction and ignores the […]

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IEEFA Australia: Energy Security Board reforms need to be ambitious to secure a low emissions future

IEEFA Australia: Energy Security Board reforms need to be ambitious to secure a low emissions future

ESB reform direction updated to incorporate stakeholder feedback and state government renewables investment schemes

The national electricity market (NEM) is in a state of flux. According to the Australian government’s Energy Security Board (ESB), over 60% of existing thermal generating resources (mainly coal) in the NEM are likely to exit over the next two decades as Australia transitions towards renewable generation (mainly wind and solar) and storage. This transition […]

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IEEFA Update: Coking coal’s decline likely to follow the path of thermal coal’s progressive demise

Technology disruption the likely theme of global energy markets in 2021

There has been a growing tsunami of climate commitment announcements combined with fossil fuel exclusion policies by globally significant financial institutions during December 2020, building on the pledges two months earlier by the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea committing to net zero emissions targets. On top of that, three leading corporate announcements show […]

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IEEFA U.S.: FERC gives blank check approval to pipeline builders, while investors and consumers pick up costs
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IEEFA U.S.: FERC gives blank check approval to pipeline builders, while investors and consumers pick up costs

Commission’s 21-year-old pipeline policy puts contracts ahead of utility customers

December 17, 2020 (IEEFA) — The federal agency responsible for approving interstate gas pipeline projects is basing its decisions on contracts rather than on today’s consumer energy needs or the public interest, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—FERC’s Failure to Analyze Energy Market Forces—details […]

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

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IEEFA update: Orlando Utilities Commission IRP plan may fall short of carbon reduction goals

Conversion of coal plants to gas called into question; more focus on renewables and energy efficiency needed

December 2, 2020 (IEEFA) — The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) has drafted an integrated resource plan (IRP) that is short on public accountability and technical details but long on fossil fuel dependence, according to IEEFA’s director of resource planning analysis. The commission barely gave the public one week to read the document before a public […]

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IEEFA: How aluminium smelters can help decarbonise Australia’s industrial economy

A great time to invest to revitalise Australian heavy industry and grow jobs

11 June 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Australia’s industrial economy is at a crossroads: invest to improve international competitiveness or decline along with fossil fuels.  That is the message in a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) that argues Australia has the potential to become a much more significant economic power […]

IEEFA op-ed: The Philippines considers a power sector future without new coal

The Philippines’ Congress and conglomerates confirm backing a shift to Renewable Energy

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility and inequities of the old economy. On June 5, the Philippines’ Congress Committee on Climate Change approved House Resolution 761 calling for a climate emergency response, which includes not permitting any new coal plants. Such a measure would support of the Department of Energy’s earlier caution against an overreliance on […]

New York’s Con Edison commits to $1.5 billion in energy efficiency spending by 2025

Utility Dive: Con Edison announced a $1.5 billion energy efficiency initiative during its Monday annual meeting, including customer incentives for ground and air-source heat pumps. The new investment would constitute a tripling of the New York-based utility’s investment in its energy efficiency programs by 2025. Con Edison Chairman and CEO John McAvoy told shareholders the […]

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