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IEEFA: India needs to be ready to ride the energy storage wave

IEEFA: India needs to be ready to ride the energy storage wave

Battery storage, green hydrogen and flexible coal-fired power plants can help India integrate renewable energy into the grid

26 February 2021 (IEEFA India): Battery storage, green hydrogen and flexible coal-fired power generation can help India address its next big challenge of integrating large-scale variable renewable energy into the electricity grid over the next decade, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The transition to low-cost, variable renewable […]

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IEEFA Australia: Coal plant closures imminent as renewable energy surges

IEEFA Australia: Coal plant closures imminent as renewable energy surges

Several coal power plants in the National Electricity Market likely to be financially unviable by 2025

24 February 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Several of the 16 coal power plants in the National Electricity Market (NEM) will be financially unviable and at least one is likely to face closure several years sooner than planned due to coal plants’ poor flexibility and inability to adapt to a rapid influx of renewable energy, finds a new […]

IEEFA: India’s new net metering limit risks stalling progress on rooftop solar target

IEEFA: India’s new net metering limit risks stalling progress on rooftop solar target

A net feed-in mechanism could offer a solution for the Indian rooftop solar industry, consumers and distribution companies

19 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A new regulation that excludes rooftop solar systems over 10 kilowatts (kW) from net metering will stall adoption of larger installations in India, undermining progress towards the government’s rooftop solar target of 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2022. This is according to a new briefing note from IEEFA and JMK Research & Analytics […]

IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

The key domestic and international institutions driving renewable energy growth in India

16 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). […]

IEEFA Indonesia: Switching coal plants to PLN’s biomass cofiring plan is no magic bullet

IEEFA Indonesia: Switching coal plants to PLN’s biomass cofiring plan is no magic bullet

Implementation risks for Indonesia PLN's switch from coal to biomass cofiring

PLN’s biomass cofiring plan will require nothing less than the creation of a large-scale biomass industry. 8 February 2021 (IEEFA Indonesia): Important questions must be answered concerning the economic viability, feedstock supply stability and technical challenges associated with extending the life of Indonesia’s coal plants using cofiring, according to a new report from the Institute […]

News alert: IEEFA calls on FEMA to reject funding new natural gas plants in Puerto Rico

PREPA’s 10-year infrastructure plan contradicts orders of Puerto Rico’s energy regulator

January 26, 2021 (IEEFA) – On Monday, the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau issued an order firmly rebuking the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for attempting to move forward with new projects – including a 400 megawatt (MW) natural gas plant and 330 MW of smaller natural gas peaking units. In August 2020, the Bureau had […]

IEEFA: Bangladesh’s power system overcapacity problem is getting worse  

IEEFA: Bangladesh’s power system overcapacity problem is getting worse  

Overcapacity, along with increased reliance on expensive coal and LNG imports, threaten to increase the cost of power generation

20 January 2021 (IEEFA Bangladesh): Overcapacity in Bangladesh’s power system has worsened and threatens to deteriorate further according to a new briefing note released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today. Data from the Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB) latest annual report shows that overall power capacity utilisation in fiscal year […]

IEEFA: Nhiệt điện khí LNG không dễ để bùng nổ ở Việt Nam

IEEFA: Nhiệt điện khí LNG không dễ để bùng nổ ở Việt Nam

Rào cản chính sách, nguồn vốn và thị trường sẽ thử thách các nhà đầu tư

Ngày 19 tháng 1 năm 2021 (IEEFA Vietnam): Trong thời gian vừa qua, Việt Nam đã nhanh chóng nổi lên là một trong những thị trường nhập khẩu khí thiên nhiên hóa lỏng (LNG) cho phát điện tiềm năng nhất ở châu Á. Tuy nhiên, không dễ để điện khí LNG tạo ra bước nhảy […]

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IEEFA: India could compete against China in solar module production with the right government support

IEEFA: India could compete against China in solar module production with the right government support

The focus should be on helping manufacturers become globally competitive

7 January 2021 (IEEFA India): Although one of the top 10 solar module producers in the world, India is lagging behind its biggest competitor China, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and JMK Research. The report, Viability Assessment of New Domestic Solar Module Manufacturing Units, finds current production capacity in […]

IEEFA: AIA too important to lag global insurers in coal investment, divestment, and exclusion

IEEFA: AIA too important to lag global insurers in coal investment, divestment, and exclusion

AIA must back their climate pledges

21 December 2020 (IEEFA Asia): Major insurer AIA still holds anywhere between US $4 – 6 billion in coal and coal-fired power assets that if stranded will massively reduce wealth for investors and despite pledging its commitment to three significant global climate accords according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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More News and Commentary

Global solar installations could top 200GW in 2021—BNEF

PV Tech: As much as 209GW of solar PV could be installed this year, BloombergNEF (BNEF) has said, with project activity booming in most international markets. Annual deployment is also expected to continue to climb over the coming years, with BNEF’s optimistic forecast expecting 221GW to be installed in 2022 and 240GW in 2023. The […]

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Dominion to trade coal for gas at its South Carolina utility

The Post and Courier: Dominion Energy South Carolina now says it can retire coal-fired power generation by 2030, a significant reversal from plans released by the utility just last year. Dominion’s new 15-year plan said shuttering two coal plants and converting a third to natural gas is the best option by multiple measures. Natural gas […]

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Investment firm CIP pushes ahead with offshore wind driven green ammonia project

Offshore Engineer: Danish energy infrastructure investments firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is looking to build what it says is Europe’s largest production facility of CO2-free green ammonia, with the final product aimed at the shipping and agriculture sector as a means to reduce emissions. The project will be located in the town of Esbjerg on the […]

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IEEFA Australia: Coal plant closures imminent as renewable energy surges
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IEEFA Australia: Coal plant closures imminent as renewable energy surges

Several coal power plants in the National Electricity Market likely to be financially unviable by 2025

24 February 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Several of the 16 coal power plants in the National Electricity Market (NEM) will be financially unviable and at least one is likely to face closure several years sooner than planned due to coal plants’ poor flexibility and inability to adapt to a rapid influx of renewable energy, finds a new […]

Santander to exit coal financing by 2030

Agence France-Presse: Spanish banking giant Santander said Monday it would stop doing business with companies most exposed to coal mining by 2030 as part of its efforts to fight climate change. Santander will cut all exposure to thermal coal mining and stop providing services to power generation clients that earn more than 10 per cent […]

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Portugal’s EDP Group targets energy storage, green hydrogen with new business units

Energy Global: The EDP Group has strengthened its commitment to decarbonisation by launching two units that will exploit the potential of green hydrogen and energy storage systems. The H2 Business Unit (H2BU) will be the Group’s new arm for the development of green hydrogen projects, while the dedicated storage unit, built in EDPR North America, […]

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Construction begins on 448MW Calvados wind farm off the French coast

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A consortium including EDF Renewables Inc., Enbridge Inc. unit EIH Sàrl and wpd AG has started construction work for the 448-MW Calvados offshore wind project in France. Located more than 10 kilometers from the Bessin coastline, the project will be capable of generating enough power for 630,000 people yearly, according […]

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JMK Research: 2021 to be ‘landmark year’ for solar development in India

PV Tech: COVID-19-induced project delays impacted India’s solar power transition last year, but 2021 is still set to be a “landmark year” for the resource, according to new research. India installed 2.6GW of new utility-scale solar power capacity between January and December last year, JMK Research & Analytics’ latest report on the country’s renewables market […]

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Jobs in offshore wind sector projected to climb sharply through 2030

OffshoreWind.biz: Workforce demand in offshore wind will rise dramatically over the next decade, with the number of jobs in this sector reaching around 589,000 in 2025, while 2030 could see 868,000 full-time offshore wind jobs. Currently, it is estimated that around 297,000 people are working in the sector. This is according to an analysis from […]

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Iraq looking to move forward with 750MW of new solar generation capacity

Reuters: Iraq is seeking international investors to build seven solar power plants, with a total capacity of 750 megawatts (MW) as it aims to develop its renewable energy potential. Keen on expanding its small power generation capacity, Iraq is in talks with some of the international companies, including French Total and Norwegian companies to discuss […]

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