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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

Economics, EU membership ambitions point to renewables as best path for country’s future electricity needs

October 29, 2020 (IEEFA) — Strong performance by Kosovo’s first large-scale wind and solar farms show the coal-dominated, Western Balkan country can exploit falling renewables costs and green lending appetite to align better with a low-carbon European transition and reduce losses from stranded fossil fuel assets. According to a new report by the Institute for […]

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Ekonomia, ambiciet për anëtarësim në BE drejtojnë nga burimet e ripërtëritshme si rruga më e mirë për nevojat e ardhshme të energjisë për vendin.

29 tetor 2020 (IEEFA) – Performanca e mirë nga fermat e para të erës dhe diellit në shkallë të gjerë në Kosovë tregon se vendi i Ballkanit Perëndimor i dominuar nga qymyri mund të shfrytëzojë rënien e kostove të ripërtëritshme dhe gatshmërinë për kredi të gjelbëra për tu lidhur më mirë me një tranzicion evropian […]

IEEFA report: Poland’s PGE must invest in renewables to replace declining coal profits

IEEFA report: Poland’s PGE must invest in renewables to replace declining coal profits

Window is closing for Poland’s biggest utility to make a course correction

LONDON (IEEFA) February 12  – Poland’s majority state-owned electric utility, Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE), one of Europe’s most coal-intensive energy companies, must invest urgently today to decarbonise its electricity generation, to replace declining profits from coal power plants through the 2020s, finds a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

IEEFA Indonesia: The case for power system transformation

Holistic reform of electricity sector will improve investment outcomes and reduce risk of further blackouts

November 13, 2019 (IEEFA Indonesia): The systems and processes that govern the Indonesian electricity sector are in need of urgent review to increase cost-effective investment options and avoid stranded asset risk finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  Entitled The Case for System Transformation in Indonesia: Time for […]

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IEEFA update: Poland’s PGE should ditch plans for new lignite mine

IEEFA update: Poland’s PGE should ditch plans for new lignite mine

Utility’s investment in coal poses financial, environmental and social risks

October 8, 2019 (WARSAW) ‒ PGE, Poland’s biggest electric utility, one of the most coal- and carbon-intensive energy companies in Europe, risks prolonging serious, recent financial under-performance, if it endorses a forthcoming strategy that continues to support coal, gas and a new lignite mine, delaying the replacement of fossil fuels with renewables, according to a […]

IEEFA : PGE powinna porzucić plany nowej kopalni węgla brunatnego

Inwestycja spółki w węgiel stanowi ryzyko finansowe, środowiskowe i społeczne.

(Warszawa, 8 października 2019 r.) Zgodnie z raportem opublikowanym dzisiaj przez Instytut Ekonomii Energii i Analiz Finansowych (IEEFA) PGE, największa polska spółka energetyczna, jedna z najbardziej energochłonnych i wysokoemisyjnych firm energetycznych w Europie, ryzykuje utrzymanie słabych wyników finansowych, jeśli nadal będzie obstawała przy strategii opartej na węglu i gazie oraz inwestycji w kopalnię węgla brunatnego Złoczew, opóźniając tym samym […]

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IEEFA Europe: Blueprint for a Lignite Phase-Out in Germany

IEEFA Europe: Blueprint for a Lignite Phase-Out in Germany

Foundation-Based Approach to Closure and Clean-Up; New Czech Owners of Vattenfall Assets in Lausitz Can Afford to Foot the Bill; a Timeline That Helps Local Communities Prepare for Transition

The recent “sale” by the Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall of its German lignite assets throws a harsh light on a dark paradox: the continued use of the world’s most carbon-intensive fuel by a country with some of the most ambitious targets to tackle climate change. The deal transfers a cluster of lignite mines and their […]

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Greece officially closes four lignite-powered plants with 1,200MW of capacity

Ekathimerini.com: Four of the country’s most polluting power production plants are being formally shut down as Greece phases out the use of brown coal, or lignite, in line with European Union environmental protection rules and government pledges for a transition to sustainable energy sources. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), energy regulator RAE published […]

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IEEFA Europe: COVID has exposed Polish energy company’s continuing coal dependence
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IEEFA Europe: COVID has exposed Polish energy company’s continuing coal dependence

To turn around profits, PGE must increase the renewables ambition of its ‘Strategy 2030’

December 3, 2020 (IEEFA) — The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the costs of excessive coal dependence at Poland’s largest energy company, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), highlighting the need for more renewables and greater detail on coal power plant closures under the company’s new strategy, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

Poland planning to build solar, wind capacity at Bełchatów, Europe’s largest coal plant

Platts: Poland’s largest utility PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA plans to develop solar and onshore wind capacity, as well as an incineration plant, on the site of its 4.93-GW lignite-fired Bełchatów plant, as the company seeks to meet its goal of becoming a zero-emission entity by 2050, Deputy CEO Ryszard Wasiłek said Nov. 3. Poland […]

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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past
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IEEFA: Renewables’ strong performance and falling costs can help Kosovo break from a coal-powered past

Economics, EU membership ambitions point to renewables as best path for country’s future electricity needs

October 29, 2020 (IEEFA) — Strong performance by Kosovo’s first large-scale wind and solar farms show the coal-dominated, Western Balkan country can exploit falling renewables costs and green lending appetite to align better with a low-carbon European transition and reduce losses from stranded fossil fuel assets. According to a new report by the Institute for […]

Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr
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Performanca e fortë e burimeve të ripërtëritshme dhe rënia e kostove mund të ndihmojnë Kosovën të shkëputet nga e kaluara e furnizuar me qymyr

Ekonomia, ambiciet për anëtarësim në BE drejtojnë nga burimet e ripërtëritshme si rruga më e mirë për nevojat e ardhshme të energjisë për vendin.

29 tetor 2020 (IEEFA) – Performanca e mirë nga fermat e para të erës dhe diellit në shkallë të gjerë në Kosovë tregon se vendi i Ballkanit Perëndimor i dominuar nga qymyri mund të shfrytëzojë rënien e kostove të ripërtëritshme dhe gatshmërinë për kredi të gjelbëra për tu lidhur më mirë me një tranzicion evropian […]

Coal-dependent Polish utility PGE commits to 100% zero emissions by 2050

Platts: Poland’s largest utility, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, is planning to phase out coal and offer zero emission energy by 2050, CEO Wojciech Dabrowski said Sep. 15. “PGE, as the largest company in the sector, will play a key role in achieving zero emissions by Poland,” Dabrowski said at a Q2 results news conference. […]

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IEEFA report: Poland’s PGE must invest in renewables to replace declining coal profits
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IEEFA report: Poland’s PGE must invest in renewables to replace declining coal profits

Window is closing for Poland’s biggest utility to make a course correction

LONDON (IEEFA) February 12  – Poland’s majority state-owned electric utility, Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE), one of Europe’s most coal-intensive energy companies, must invest urgently today to decarbonise its electricity generation, to replace declining profits from coal power plants through the 2020s, finds a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

EU coal-fired electricity generation dropped 24% in 2019

Euractiv: Global warming emissions from the power sector fell by 12% last year, led by a steep decline in coal power generation, which was replaced half by natural gas and half by renewables, according to fresh data published on Wednesday (5 February). Hard coal and lignite-fired power generation fell in every EU country – and […]

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Study sees potential for almost 3GW of floating PV capacity at German lignite mines

PV Magazine: A study undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) for renewable energy developer Baywa re, has calculated lignite open-cast ponds in Germany could host 56 GW of floating PV project generation capacity. “After deducting the estimated areas relevant for leisure activities, tourism, nature and landscape conservation, there remains an economic potential […]

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German cabinet gives final approval to $55 billion coal plant phaseout plan

Bloomberg: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved legislation that sets out the timetable to close more than 100 coal power plants across Germany, entrenching the most important part of a program to green Europe’s biggest economy. The law when passed will govern 50.8 billion euros ($55 billion) of compensation for regions and companies that rely on […]

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