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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 U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

Eleven PJM projects under development may fail to prove financially viable

October 5, 2020 (IEEFA) — The landscape for developers of natural gas-fired power plants in the nation’s largest regional power system has shifted dramatically over the last decade, according to a joint study by the Applied Economics Clinic and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) system coordinates the flow […]

IEEFA Australia: Nuclear is too expensive, takes too long to build, and is banned by law in Australia

IEEFA responds to government inquiry looking at nuclear energy in Australia

30 September 2019 (IEEFA Australia): As fossil fuels come under increasing pressure, the conversation on whether to install nuclear energy is heating up in Australia, with the New South Wales government today calling for a vote within three years. As the UK’s latest foray into building nuclear power plant’s only too well demonstrates, massive cost […]

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IEEFA South Korea: Doosan Heavy – time for a forensic audit

IEEFA South Korea: Doosan Heavy – time for a forensic audit

Analysts find issues with financial accounting and outlook for growth potential

(IEEFA South Korea) – A new report finds the past five years have been dire for Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and its shareholders, with the company enjoying a market capitalization today of just USD $1.0 billion following a massive drop in share price of nearly 75%. Produced by the Institute for Energy Economics […]

IEEFA 한국: 두산중공업

부정적발감사(Forensic Audit)가 필요한 시점

2019년 9월 23일(IEEFA 한국): 새로 발간된 보고서에 따르면, 최근 5년은 두산중공업 주주들에게는 암담한 시간이었던 것으로 나타났다. 주가가 거의 75% 급락한 두산중공업의 현재 시가총액은 10억 달러에 불과하다. 에너지경제·재무분석연구소(IEEFA)에서 발간한 ‘두산중공업―부정적발감사가 필요한 시점’ 보고서는 조심스러운 문구로 작성된 두산중공업의 재무제표와 회사의 국내외 성장 잠재력을 분석하여 각각에 내재된 심각한 문제점을 지적하고 있다. IEEFA의 분석에 따르면, 두산중공업의 2018년도 감사필 재무제표에는 […]

IEEFA update:  Bailing out Ohio’s nuclear and coal plants unnecessary for supply or rate stability

IEEFA update: Bailing out Ohio’s nuclear and coal plants unnecessary for supply or rate stability

But $300 million annual charge would be bonanza for FirstEnergy Solutions

(IEEFA U.S.) – A bill before the Ohio General Assembly (HB 6), aimed at rescuing FirstEnergy Solutions’ economically uncompetitive aging nuclear and coal-fired power plants is misguided, according to a briefing note released by the Cleveland-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The briefing note: Bailout Bill a Bonanza for FirstEnergy Solutions, may […]

IEEFA Brief: U.K. Government at Risk in Over-Budget Nuclear Project That Stands Incomplete

IEEFA Brief: U.K. Government at Risk in Over-Budget Nuclear Project That Stands Incomplete

A Sensible ‘Plan B’ for Hinkley Point C Project in Somerset Would Avoid Extending Public Loan Guarantees

Oct. 16, 2017 (IEEFA.org) — A research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis cautions the U.K. government against investing further in an unfinished nuclear project on the Bristol Channel in southwest England. The brief — “A Half-Built, High-Priced Nuclear White Elephant: How Should the U.K. Proceed With This Troubled […]

India’s Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Reactors Is Fraught With Risk

India’s Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Reactors Is Fraught With Risk

Projects at Kovvada and Mithi Virdi Are Not Economically or Financially Viable

We’ve just published a report that explores what we believe are unacceptably high risks and costs of the Indian government’s proposal to build 12 new nuclear reactors. Our study, “Bad Choice: The Risks, Costs and Viability of Proposed U.S. Nuclear Reactors in India,” finds the plan, which would put six reactors each at Kovvada and […]

Report: FirstEnergy Seeks a Subsidized Turnaround

Report: FirstEnergy Seeks a Subsidized Turnaround

FirstEnergy: A Major Utility Seeks a Subsidized Turnaround (pdf) By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance and Cathy Kunkel, Fellow Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

 Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk (pdf)

June 5, 2014 Read More →

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

Ohio judge blocks $1 billion nuclear bailout bill

Associated Press: A central Ohio judge on Monday blocked the subsidies from a $1 billion nuclear bailout law at the center of a $60 million bribery probe, as state lawmakers scrambled to decide the fate of a repeal effort and nominees were chosen to succeed a utility regulator who resigned amid the investigation. Franklin County […]

December 22, 2020 Read More →

Korea sets 42% renewable energy target by 2034

The Korea Herald: Renewable energy will take up nearly 42 percent of South Korea’s power generation capacity by 2034, according to a blueprint for the national energy mix unveiled Tuesday. The final draft of the Ninth Basic Plan for Electricity Supply and Demand for the years 2020-2034, drawn up and released by the Ministry of […]

December 16, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks
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IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

Eleven PJM projects under development may fail to prove financially viable

October 5, 2020 (IEEFA) — The landscape for developers of natural gas-fired power plants in the nation’s largest regional power system has shifted dramatically over the last decade, according to a joint study by the Applied Economics Clinic and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) system coordinates the flow […]

EIA: Coal’s share of U.S. electricity generation through July 2020 down to 17.9%

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): U.S. generation inched [up] 0.2% year over year in July, driven by growth in gas-fired and renewable generation but offset by decreases in coal-fired and nuclear generation. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” released Sep. 24, utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage increased to […]

September 28, 2020 Read More →

Entergy, Mitsubishi team up to boost hydrogen, battery storage in U.S. utility’s service territory

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): In another indication of growing U.S. utility interest in energy from hydrogen and in large-scale battery storage, Entergy Corp. and Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc., an affiliate of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., said that they will jointly develop “decarbonization projects” for Entergy’s utility operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. […]

September 24, 2020 Read More →

France boosts renewable energy spending to a record €6 billion in 2021 budget

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): In France, government support for renewable energies will rise by 25% in the upcoming 2021 budget to exceed a record €6 billion, the country’s ministry for ecological transition announced on Sep. 17. The financial injection will be aligned with the government’s longer-term energy roadmap, released in April of this year, […]

September 18, 2020 Read More →

Poland planning to speed coal plant closures, replace capacity with nuclear and renewables

Reuters: Poland wants to speed up phasing out coal and spend billions to build renewable and nuclear power infrastructure to address challenges related to climate change and ensure stable power supplies, the government said on Tuesday. In an update of its energy strategy by 2040, the climate ministry said Poland plans to invest 150 billion […]

September 8, 2020 Read More →

Renewable energy tops coal, nuclear for second spot in U.S. electricity market in Q2 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Renewable generation further increased in the second quarter compared to the prior year, surpassing coal and nuclear generation and becoming the second-largest provider of U.S. electric generation during the period. Utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage fell 4.4% year over year in April through June to 932.4 million MWh, […]

August 28, 2020 Read More →

Moody’s: Climate change poses rising risk to significant portion of U.S. nuclear fleet

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Nuclear operators should expect to face growing credit risk associated with climate change over the next 10 to 20 years, Moody’s said in an Aug. 18 report, suggesting operators should install upgrades to protect their facilities from looming threats. Reactors that are exposed to increased flood risk can make incremental […]

August 19, 2020 Read More →