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IEEFA Australia: Investing in renewable energy will repower aluminium and heavy industry sectors

IEEFA Australia: Investing in renewable energy will repower aluminium and heavy industry sectors

Study shows Gladstone’s aluminium smelter crucial in decarbonisation and jobs drive

15 September 2020 (IEEFA Australia) – Australia’s failing aluminium sector could move to low-cost, zero-emissions electricity and invest in plant modernisation to support demand response management supplying local heavy industry, according to a new report from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Putting a lens on the industrial energy demand hub of […]

and September 14, 2020 Read More →

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IEEFA Australia: National Electricity Market reform agenda provides path to a flexible decarbonised decentralised grid

IEEFA Australia: National Electricity Market reform agenda provides path to a flexible decarbonised decentralised grid

Australia needs this to keep up with the global energy transition underway

The energy transition is gaining pace, so it is encouraging that Australia’s Energy Security Board (ESB) is pro-actively seeking input to help guide necessary reforms. The ESB, tasked by federal and state energy ministers to develop strategic policy and provide market development advice, is getting on with an ambitious program of work, including consultation on […]

November 27, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA Australia: Investing in renewable energy will repower aluminium and heavy industry sectors
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IEEFA Australia: Investing in renewable energy will repower aluminium and heavy industry sectors

Study shows Gladstone’s aluminium smelter crucial in decarbonisation and jobs drive

15 September 2020 (IEEFA Australia) – Australia’s failing aluminium sector could move to low-cost, zero-emissions electricity and invest in plant modernisation to support demand response management supplying local heavy industry, according to a new report from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Putting a lens on the industrial energy demand hub of […]

and September 14, 2020 Read More →

2017 Webinars

SLIDES: Understanding Project Finance and Coal Power Transaction . SLIDES: Power Plant Data Mining    SLIDES: How to read a 10-k    

March 2, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Energy Finance 2015 Webinars

IEEFA Energy Finance 2015 Webinars

Corporate Finance 101 – This training covers the basic elements of a corporate balance sheet; sources of capital for project finance; and how investment decisions get made, with a focus on the coal industry.   PowerPoint presentation Electric Utility Industry 101 -This training provides an overview of the regulation and deregulation in U.S. power markets; the […]

March 6, 2015 Read More →

How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 2)

Yesterday, I laid out some questions that skeptical residents, community leaders, and local officials can ask when presented with an energy development project that sounds too good to be true. Today: a few tips on how to do the research to answer those questions. It’s worth repeating here that you should never assume that a […]

February 13, 2015 Read More →
How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 1)

How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 1)

“Never trust announcements. Never trust groundbreakings. Only trust ribbon-cuttings.” That’s a wise piece of advice a seasoned Army Corps of Engineers analyst gave me several years ago when we were talking about whether a proposed $6.9 billion coal-to-liquids plant on the Ohio River—which had been announced with great fanfare and received political support at every […]

February 12, 2015 Read More →