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IEEFA U.S.: Energy transition to renewables likely to accelerate over next two to three years

IEEFA U.S.: Energy transition to renewables likely to accelerate over next two to three years

Coal, gas set to become biggest losers as renewable generation climbs quickly

March 31, 2021 (IEEFA) — The speed and scope of the energy transition to renewables will pick up pace over the next two to three years, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’ U.S. Power Sector Outlook 2021. Solar and battery storage adoption is enjoying almost exponential growth, and wind and solar […]

IEEFA report: India’s stranded asset risk in thermal power sector underestimated

India should cancel many of the worst thermal power plant proposals

December 18, 2019 (IEEFA India) ‒ Several more thermal power stations in India could potentially be classified as stranded assets, finds a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA’s report – Seriously Stressed and Stranded: The Burden of Non-Performing Assets in India’s Thermal Power Sector – finds India’s […]

IEEFA Argentina: Oil and gas production in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia awaits direction from new leadership

IEEFA Argentina: Oil and gas production in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia awaits direction from new leadership

Foreign investors hit pause button amidst concerns over political and economic environment

December 5, 2019 (IEEFA) ‒ Efforts by the oil and gas industry to develop Vaca Muerta, Argentina’s vast shale reserves in northern Patagonia, have slowed and in many instances, come to a halt, as the industry awaits direction from the country’s incoming president. Alberto Fernández, who will take office on December 10, has yet to […]

IEEFA Australia: Contracting with Adani Australia entails counterparty risks

IEEFA Australia: Contracting with Adani Australia entails counterparty risks

Buyer beware

16 August 2019 (IEEFA Australia): Contractors, employees and debtors seeking work with Adani Mining are taking a financial risk with reports of previous contractors being burnt and the listed Indian parent company – Adani Enterprises Ltd – still lacking the financial capacity to deliver on the project, concludes a new briefing note out today. Written […]

IEEFA Australia: BHP to link executive compensation to reductions in emissions generated from the use of its products

IEEFA Australia: BHP to link executive compensation to reductions in emissions generated from the use of its products

Evaluating and reporting Scope 1-3 emissions is a landmark commitment, showing leadership towards implementation of the Paris Agreement

23 July 2019 (SYDNEY)  — BHP Group announced plans today to link company executive compensation to reductions in the total emissions of its product portfolio, with the landmark decision to include Scope 3 emissions – the carbon emissions generated by customers’ use of BHP products like coal, oil and gas. In addition to gas (LNG), […]

July 23, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA update: ‘We Want Sun’ report outlines path forward on Puerto Rican electricity policy

Placing sustainability and self-sufficiency ahead of dependency on imported fossil fuels

Oct. 1, 2018 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report today in concert with a coalition of Puerto Rican public policy organizations, labor organizations and energy experts detailing the island’s largely untapped possibilities in solar-powered electricity generation. The report “Queremos Sol” (“We Want Sun”)—outlines a power-system transformation that would place sustainability and […]

October 3, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA Arizona: Fast-Track Opportunities Now in Navajo Community-Driven Solar Electricity Generation

IEEFA Arizona: Fast-Track Opportunities Now in Navajo Community-Driven Solar Electricity Generation

Strategically Situated Tribal Lands at the Heart of the American Sunbelt Hold Crucial Market Advantages; Prudent Development Strategies Will Benefit, Protect, and Profit Local People

Jan. 3, 2017 — Locally owned utility-scale solar electricity generation offers Navajo communities an immediate generational economic-development opportunity, concludes a research brief published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and DinéHózhó. The report— “Window of Opportunity: Navajo Solar—A Fast-Track Community-Driven Development Approach” — details how transformative changes in the U.S. electric utility […]

IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

An Acceleration to Renewables, Faster-Than-Expected Shifts Regionally and Nationally, Growing Risk for Investors Who Lag Behind

Three notable takeaways emerge from the rapid transformation of the global energy economy, as we detail in a new paper we published today as the landmark Paris Agreement officially goes into effect. The global transition to renewables is accelerating. Change is happening faster than expected. Those left behind in this transition face growing financial risk. […]

November 5, 2016 Read More →

IEEFA Exxon: Telltale Crossover in Late 2014 Marks Where a Major Oil Stock Began to Go South

A Decoupling From the Larger Stock Market 2 Years Ago Portends a Future in Which the World’s Biggest Oil Company Will Be Smaller and Will Not Pay Out as Much in Shareholder Distributions

The world is moving in fits and starts but with gathering momentum toward a more diversified, low-carbon energy mix. The evidence is all around us. One exhibit, of many, is in the report we published this week—“Red Flags on Exxon: A Note to Institutional Investors”—which includes the chart here: ExxonMobil Financial Performance, 2006 – 2015 […]

October 27, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA Report: Red Flags on ExxonMobil: Core Financials Show a Company in Decline

IEEFA Report: Red Flags on ExxonMobil: Core Financials Show a Company in Decline

Potentially Irreversible Slide; Falling Revenues, Rising Debt, Shrinking Capex, Weak Cash Balances Add to Growing Reputational Risk Tied to Climate-Change Controversy; ; Institutional Investors Owe Their Shareholders a Fiduciary Review

CLEVELAND, Oct. 26, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) published a report today that indicates deep financial weaknesses at ExxonMobil (XOM) and suggests the company is in potentially irreversible decline. The report—“Red Flags on ExxonMobil (XOM)”—by IEEFA Director of Finance Tom Sanzillo, cites key metrics that include a 45 […]

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New York City pension funds pledge net-zero investments by 2040

Bloomberg ($): New York City’s retirement funds pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its investment portfolios by 2040, becoming one of the first cities to do so. The plans call for doubling investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other climate-related solutions to more than $8 billion by 2025, according to a statement […]

October 21, 2021 Read More →

Investor coalition with $60 trillion urges utilities to speed net-zero pace

Reuters: A coalition of investors with more than $60 trillion in assets under management is preparing to call on electric utility companies globally to move up their timeline by as much as 15 years to bring their net greenhouse gas emissions to zero. Utilities account for about 40% of emissions worldwide, more than any other […]

October 21, 2021 Read More →

Orsted gets green light for planning 900-megawatt German wind farm

offshoreWIND.biz: Ørsted has received planning approval for its Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm from the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). The construction of the 900 MW project, located 53 kilometres off the island of Borkum, will be carried out in parallel with that of the 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind […]

October 21, 2021 Read More →

Renewables push Victoria power prices to 1 penny per megawatt-hour

Renew Economy: One cent a megawatt hour. That was the average price of wholesale power for most of the daytime hours in the state of Victoria in August and September. Record amounts of renewable energy generation on Australia’s main grid, and an abundance of rooftop solar, sent the average spot electricity price in Victoria down […]

October 21, 2021 Read More →

Almost one-third of U.S. gas plants losing money, $24 billion at risk

Engineering & Technology: Gas-fired power plants are increasingly making a loss in both Europe and the US, a situation not helped by soaring fuel prices, a report from Carbon Tracker reveals. The financial think tank estimates that developers of most gas plants planned or under construction will never recover their initial investment and more than […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →

Amazon, Ikea, Patagonia pledge zero-carbon shipping by 2040

BBC: Nine big companies including Amazon, Ikea and Unilever have signed up to a pledge to only move cargo on ships using zero-carbon fuel by 2040. They hope the “aggressive” target will push the heavily-polluting shipping industry to decarbonise faster. Cargo shipping produces one billion tonnes of climate pollution each year – as much as […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →

WSJ: ExxonMobil board mulls scrapping Vietnam, Mozambique projects

Wall Street Journal ($): Exxon Mobil Corp.’s remade board of directors is debating whether to continue with several major oil and gas projects as the company reconsiders its investment strategy in a fast-changing energy landscape, according to people familiar with the matter. Members of the board—which includes three directors successfully nominated by an activist investor […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →

RWE plans $21 billion in UK clean energy investment by 2030

Reuters: RWE (RWEG.DE), Germany’s largest power producer, said on Tuesday it expects its investment in green technologies and infrastructure in Britain to reach 15 billion pounds ($21 billion) by 2030. That includes the already announced 5 billion pounds RWE is spending with partners on two offshore wind parks – Triton Knoll and Sofia – and […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →

Solar energy now cheaper than coal in three-quarters of China

The Hill: China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, is on the cusp of a clean energy transition as new solar power becomes cheaper than coal throughout most of the country, according to a new study.  By 2023, China will have the capacity to deploy solar power nationwide at the same price as coal, and currently […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →

Rio Tinto plans $7.5 billion investment in wind and solar power by 2030

Renew Economy: Mining giant Rio Tinto has unveiled plans for massive investments in wind and solar, including up to 5GW (5,000MW) for its Boyne Island and Tomago smelters and another 1GW for its huge iron ore mines in the Pilbara in Western Australia. The projects were unveiled as part of Rio Tinto’s newly announced plans […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →