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IEEFA report: In a deepening debt hole of $34 billion, Indonesia’s PLN must stop digging

IEEFA report: In a deepening debt hole of $34 billion, Indonesia’s PLN must stop digging

The utility has added IDR100 trillion in debt annually for the last five years

September 3, 2020 (IEEFA) — Utilities globally started changing the way they do business years ago, but Indonesia’s PLN power company stands out as a laggard, focused on a confused menu of piecemeal generation options rather than holistic planning that provides system-level solutions, finds a new report from IEEFA, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

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IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy

IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy

Case studies in Poland confirm RWH alternative to coal plants and reduced investment risks

June 10, 2020  (IEEFA LONDON) ‒ Captured waste heat from local industry in southern Poland can compete with fossil fuel plants to supply affordable heating for local homes through district heating networks, providing cleaner air and attractive financial returns for investors, according to an IEEFA study published today.  IEEFA found that the main barrier to […]

IEEFA report: Proposed NESE gas pipeline may stick New York ratepayers with one billion-dollar+ cost

IEEFA report: Proposed NESE gas pipeline may stick New York ratepayers with one billion-dollar+ cost

Demand projections unrealistic – more sustainable and affordable options available

April 17, 2020 (IEEFA NEW YORK) ‒ National Grid’s proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline will cost at least $1 billion to build, supplying gas for which there is no demonstrable need, according to a report submitted to regulators today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The NESE pipeline would channel […]

IEEFA report: Indiana electric utility customers could pay $128 million more through 2026

IEEFA report: Indiana electric utility customers could pay $128 million more through 2026

HB1414 means two aging coal plants likely to stay open, a setback for consumers and businesses

April 8, 2020 (IEEFA U.S.) – Hoosiers could be on the hook for an additional $128 million as a result of House Bill 1414 which was passed by the Indiana General Assembly in March, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), an Ohio-based energy think tank. […]

Press release: IEEFA statement on Teck Resources decision to withdraw Frontier Mine proposal

February 24, 2020 – Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), made the following statement today on Teck Resources’ decision to withdraw its proposal to build the Frontier oil sands mine in Alberta: “Teck’s leadership has acknowledged that conditions have changed, and the $20 billion Frontier project […]

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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 report: Teck Resources’ Frontier Oil Sands project shows reckless disregard for financials

IEEFA report: Teck Resources’ Frontier Oil Sands project shows reckless disregard for financials

Joint Review Panel’s approval was based on inflated oil price projections

January 15, 2020 (IEEFA North America) – The Joint Review Panel (JRP) approved Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier oil sands mine, now under federal government review, based on inflated oil price estimates of $95/barrel or better “for years to come,” which is  “misguided and reckless,” according to a report released today by the U.S.-based Institute for […]

IEEFA report: Additional $320 million in subsidies used to finance Trans Mountain Pipeline in first half of 2019

IEEFA report: Additional $320 million in subsidies used to finance Trans Mountain Pipeline in first half of 2019

Economic case for TMX weaker than ever, according to financial analysis

November 19, 2019 (IEEFA North America) – The most recent analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) shows an additional $320 million in new subsidies was given in the first six months of this year to finance the already highly-subsidized multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX), calling into question the economic […]

IEEFA report: Philippine energy outlook reflects shifts in rules, risk, and demands for change

IEEFA report: Philippine energy outlook reflects shifts in rules, risk, and demands for change

Utility giant Meralco could emerge as innovator or damaged laggard

September 18, 2019 (IEEFA Asia) – The Philippine energy sector is grappling with changes at the national and global levels generated by increased demands for transparency in bidding and pricing while reducing climate risk and avoiding stranded assets, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The […]

Actualización IEEFA: Crisis financiera argentina ofrece oportunidad de repensar plan energético nacional

Actualización IEEFA: Crisis financiera argentina ofrece oportunidad de repensar plan energético nacional

Estrategia podría ajustarse para reflejar las tendencias del mercado y una mayor asequibilidad de las energías renovables

13 de septiembre de 2019 (IEEFA) – La crisis financiera argentina presenta una oportunidad para repensar su plan energético nacional, que depende excesivamente de las reservas no convencionales (fracking) de petróleo y gas en Vaca Muerta, Patagonia, según un informe publicado hoy por el Instituto de Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (IEEFA). La nota informativa […]

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Special event: Guyana debates offshore oil contracts with ExxonMobil-led consortium

Experts see economic drawbacks and risks for revenues and sovereign wealth fund

Kaieteur News in collaboration with Kaieteur Radio will host a live-streamed end-of-year debate in Guyana on December 31 at 11:00 AM GYT (10:00 AM EST). Panelists will explore Guyana’s first year as an oil-producing state, what went right, what went wrong, the global outlook for oil and gas, and the steps needed to ensure transparency […]

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IEEFA report: In a deepening debt hole of $34 billion, Indonesia’s PLN must stop digging
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IEEFA report: In a deepening debt hole of $34 billion, Indonesia’s PLN must stop digging

The utility has added IDR100 trillion in debt annually for the last five years

September 3, 2020 (IEEFA) — Utilities globally started changing the way they do business years ago, but Indonesia’s PLN power company stands out as a laggard, focused on a confused menu of piecemeal generation options rather than holistic planning that provides system-level solutions, finds a new report from IEEFA, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

and September 3, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy
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IEEFA Europe: Recovered waste heat a cost-effective source of clean energy

Case studies in Poland confirm RWH alternative to coal plants and reduced investment risks

June 10, 2020  (IEEFA LONDON) ‒ Captured waste heat from local industry in southern Poland can compete with fossil fuel plants to supply affordable heating for local homes through district heating networks, providing cleaner air and attractive financial returns for investors, according to an IEEFA study published today.  IEEFA found that the main barrier to […]

Odzyskane ciepło odpadowe z polskiego lokalnego przemysłu może zapewnić opłacalne źródło czystego ogrzewania, zastępując elektrociepłownie węglowe i zmniejszając ryzyka inwestycyjne
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Odzyskane ciepło odpadowe z polskiego lokalnego przemysłu może zapewnić opłacalne źródło czystego ogrzewania, zastępując elektrociepłownie węglowe i zmniejszając ryzyka inwestycyjne

10 czerwca, IEEFA (LONDYN) − Jak wynika z opublikowanego w środę badania przeprowadzonego przez IEEFA, ciepło odpadowe odzyskane z lokalnego przemysłu na południu Polski może konkurować z zakładami zasilanymi paliwami kopalnymi, dostarczając przy pomocy lokalnych systemów ciepłowniczych przystępne w cenie ogrzewanie do lokalnych domów, zapewniając czystsze powietrze, a inwestorom atrakcyjne zyski finansowe. IEEFA doszło do […]

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IEEFA webinar: Financing a greener European heating sector, June 10 at 4 p.m. CEST/3 p.m. BST/ 10 a.m. ET

Polish case study shows how captured waste heat can compete with fossil fuel plants

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 10, to present the findings of a new report entitled, “Financing a Greener European Heating Sector: A Polish Case Study.” The reports shows that captured waste heat from local industry in southern Poland can compete with fossil fuel plants to […]

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IEEFA update: Five reasons why now is a good time for a fee on carbon emissions

Dividends can benefit consumers while building momentum towards renewables

A world emerging from economic lockdown can seize the opportunity to return to growth on a sustainable path, by introducing a carbon fee that will motivate badly needed investments in clean infrastructure, provide regulatory security to investors and businesses, and create a wave of entrepreneurship that will be good for the economy and the environment.  […]

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Commentary: Time for utility companies to reinvest in Arizona’s coalfield communities

The shift away from coal should enhance rather than weaken basic services

Arizona is losing its coal industry faster than anyone ever expected, and the state’s power generation sector can and should be reinvesting heavily now in the towns, counties and communities hit hard by this sudden turn. A report we published in February shows what’s happening in the industry across greater Arizona, where electricity generation is […]

IEEFA update: Federal lending to the oil and gas sector would be a complete waste of money

IEEFA update: Federal lending to the oil and gas sector would be a complete waste of money

Even if entire relief program were to go to oil and gas, none of sector’s fundamental problems would be fixed

The federal government recently decided to provide cash to businesses that have been harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. The cash is designed to help businesses survive what is expected to be a short-term economic disruption. The oil and gas industry is also being considered for support. The industry, however, does not only face a short-term […]

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IEEFA report: Proposed NESE gas pipeline may stick New York ratepayers with one billion-dollar+ cost
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IEEFA report: Proposed NESE gas pipeline may stick New York ratepayers with one billion-dollar+ cost

Demand projections unrealistic – more sustainable and affordable options available

April 17, 2020 (IEEFA NEW YORK) ‒ National Grid’s proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline will cost at least $1 billion to build, supplying gas for which there is no demonstrable need, according to a report submitted to regulators today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The NESE pipeline would channel […]

IEEFA report: Indiana electric utility customers could pay $128 million more through 2026
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IEEFA report: Indiana electric utility customers could pay $128 million more through 2026

HB1414 means two aging coal plants likely to stay open, a setback for consumers and businesses

April 8, 2020 (IEEFA U.S.) – Hoosiers could be on the hook for an additional $128 million as a result of House Bill 1414 which was passed by the Indiana General Assembly in March, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), an Ohio-based energy think tank. […]