IEEFA In the News

Blame previous government for ExxonMobil-Guyana deal fiasco

The Guyana Times: Today’s article is a direct response to Tom Sanzillo, a so-called financial expert, with the title “Director of Financial Analysis at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis”, a seemingly globally unpopular institute. The institute appears to lack any credible, globally-respected reputational ranking with respect to the work it produces – […]

January 3, 2021 Read More →

Public funding for Beetaloo raises questions about viability

Michael West Media: They just don’t get it. Or if they do, are they are so compromised by donations from multinational oil and gas companies they are prepared to risk both the planet and the financial future of Australians? Egged on by the toadies in the financial press, the Australian government is pushing ahead with […]

January 3, 2021 Read More →

Industry experts believe ExxonMobil deal not fair to Guyana

Kaieteur News: Considering Guyana’s poor power generation capacity and infrastructural systems, almost all of the nation’s leaders have thrown their support behind ExxonMobil laying the groundwork to bring gas to shore. But industry experts are of the firm conviction that such a venture could prove financially detrimental to Guyana, especially when one considers the nation’s […]

January 1, 2021 Read More →

India doubles down on bad environmental bets

IndiaSpend: Much of 2020 was lost to the lockdown but the environment sector did not remain dormant in India. The solar sector, for example, touched new benchmarks with tariffs plummeting to Rs 1.99 per kWh (or 1 unit of electricity). The coal sector stumbled despite renewed government interest. The lockdown gave city-dwellers some respite from […]

December 31, 2020 Read More →

Off-grid solar viewed as solution for post-typhoon brownouts

ABS-CBN News: The Bicol region underwent a total power blackout after typhoons Quinta, Ulysses and Super Typhoon Rolly toppled the majority of power lines in the area. But it was not the case for the Saldo family in Nabua, Camarines Sur who didn’t live in darkness. “The lights around the house were lit providing good […]

December 31, 2020 Read More →

Adani Green plans major solar plant in Gujarat

Saur Energy: Adani Solar Energy Kutchh Two Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has commissioned a 100 MW ac solar power project at Khirsara, Gujarat, ahead of its scheduled Commercial Operation Date (COD) according to its 25-year-long Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam India (GUVNL).  The […]

December 31, 2020 Read More →

Green hydrogen remains Holy Grail of renewable energy

Stockhead: Hydrogen has been advertised as a fuel that will take us into the low emission future by replacing hydrocarbons such as oil and natural gas. There are several advantages to using hydrogen, chief of which is that the only emission from burning hydrogen is water. Hydrogen can also conceivably be dispensed at pumps like […]

December 31, 2020 Read More →

FERC providing ‘blank check’ to pipeline developers

World Pipelines: The US 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 by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report—FERC’s Failure to Analyse Energy Market Forces—details how the […]

December 30, 2020 Read More →

Green consumption exceeded coal for first time in more than a century

The Optimist Daily: In a major win for the green energy transition, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported that the country consumed more energy from renewable sources last year than from coal, the first time that’s happened since the late 1800s when wood stopped powering steamships and trains. “This shows us the trend […]

December 30, 2020 Read More →

Peabody debt refinancing ‘kicking the can down the road’

Casper Star-Tribune: Refinancing a car loan can be confusing. But renegotiating the debt held by the country’s largest coal company is even more convoluted. On Christmas Eve, coal giant Peabody Energy announced it had reached an agreement with creditors to refinance a majority of its debt. Peabody Energy is the leading coal operator in Wyoming. […]

December 29, 2020 Read More →