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IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion

IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion

Delays, mismanagement, overruns may leave Georgia Power ratepayers with enormous cost burden

January 20, 2022 (IEEFA)—Once estimated at more than $14 billion, the price tag for two new reactors at Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle site has now climbed past $30 billion, and both units will be more than six years late in coming online, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?

IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?

ČEZ finds itself playing catch-up after a decade of complacency

20 Jan. 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – After a decade of missed opportunities, ČEZ Group (ČEZ) finds itself playing catch-up on renewable energy, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  ČEZ, the largest energy group in Czechia and one of the largest energy groups in Central and Eastern Europe, […]

IEEFA Europe: Coal dependence squeezes Polish taxpayers for €141 billion

IEEFA Europe: Coal dependence squeezes Polish taxpayers for €141 billion

Coal exit by 2030 gives Poland an opportunity to double clean energy generation

10 Jan. 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – Poland’s dependence on coal is costing Polish taxpayers dearly, but the Polish government remains reluctant to shift to clean energy sources, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “If a coal phaseout is achieved by 2030, the resulting savings would enable Poland to […]

IEEFA Europa: Dalsze uzależnienie od węgla będzie kosztować polskich podatników 141 mld euro

IEEFA Europa: Dalsze uzależnienie od węgla będzie kosztować polskich podatników 141 mld euro

Odejście od węgla do 2030 r. daje Polsce szansę na podwojenie produkcji czystej energii

10 stycznia 2022 (IEEFA Europa) – Przywiązanie Polski do węgla słono kosztuje polskich podatników, jednak w rządzie wciąż nie widać woli, aby przestawić kraj na czyste źródła energii, czytamy w raporcie opublikowanym przez Instytut Ekonomii Energii i Analiz Finansowych (IEEFA). – Jeżeli Polska pożegna się z węglem do 2030 r., oszczędności z tego tytułu umożliwią […]

IEEFA/Ember India: Uttar Pradesh is at a crossroads in its electricity transition

IEEFA/Ember India: Uttar Pradesh is at a crossroads in its electricity transition

Solar is now key to meeting the state’s future energy demand

17 December (IEEFA/Ember, India): Uttar Pradesh has fallen behind other power-intensive Indian states in terms of delivering on renewable capacity targets. A new joint report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and energy think tank Ember says urgent action is needed to get back on track, not only for the state […]

IEEFA: Australian government emissions projections show 44% of coal capacity will close by 2030

IEEFA: Australian government emissions projections show 44% of coal capacity will close by 2030

Government must acknowledge additional coal closures and prepare to support affected communities and workers

9 December (IEEFA Australia): The Australian Government’s Emissions Projections show that 5 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired generation capacity will close earlier than indicated by the current official schedule published by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), according to a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The projections from […]

IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

With measures to protect farmers and food production, agrivoltaics could accelerate the renewable energy roll-out

8 December (IEEFA India): Agrivoltaics, the practice of generating solar power on farmland in ways that complement agricultural production, could become an important new renewable energy sector in India, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). But for the sector to thrive, measures to safeguard farming communities and agricultural […]

IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

Tenders have evolved from “vanilla” solar or wind, to hybrid, to round-the-clock

24 November (IEEFA/JMK Research India): Electricity distribution companies (discoms) demand firm and uninterrupted renewable power. A new report by IEEFA and JMK Research highlights the important role that different mixes of generation sources and storage technologies can play in overcoming the intermittency challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) and ensuring grid stability. Renewable energy blended […]

IEEFA: Innovative financing can help India achieve its renewable energy goals

IEEFA: Innovative financing can help India achieve its renewable energy goals

Green bonds, multilateral development bank loans and infrastructure investment trusts are among potential financing sources

29 October (IEEFA India): To reach India’s renewable energy goals, companies in the sector will need to fund capacity expansion with massive amounts of capital at competitive rates. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) looks at how this can be done by augmenting traditional financing structures and sources […]

IEEFA Australia: Ahead on solar, woefully behind on distributed energy resource standards

IEEFA Australia: Ahead on solar, woefully behind on distributed energy resource standards

Making the right technical decisions about DER

Despite being ahead on rooftop solar installs, Australia is behind other jurisdictions (like Germany and California) in putting sensible governance arrangements in place for distributed energy resource (DER) technical standards. DER technical standards – covering smart devices including rooftop solar systems, air conditioners, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, pool pumps and the like – are designed […]

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Tri-State reaches settlement, plans bigger shift to renewables

Denver Post: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale power provider serving rural utilities in Colorado and three other states, has reached a settlement with several parties on a plan aimed at cutting costs for ratepayers and setting ambitious goals for reducing carbon emissions. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will consider Tri-State’s electric resource plan. […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Study: Big box stores could meet half their electricity needs with solar

Washington Post ($): Expansive, flat and abundant, the rooftops of big-box stores in the United States could produce enough solar energy to meet half their electricity needs, according to a report released Thursday. Walmart leads the way in rooftop solar potential, followed by Target and Home Depot. “There’s massive potential across the entire country for […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →

Distributed solar amounted to half of all installations in China last year

PV Tech: Distributed PV installations in China topped 29GW last year, contributing more than half of total solar installations in the country for the first time. In a note published yesterday, the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said around 53GW of grid-connected solar capacity was installed last year, an increase on the 48.2GW installed in […]

January 21, 2022 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion
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IEEFA U.S.: Price tag for new reactors at Vogtle Plant in Georgia climbs past $30 billion

Delays, mismanagement, overruns may leave Georgia Power ratepayers with enormous cost burden

January 20, 2022 (IEEFA)—Once estimated at more than $14 billion, the price tag for two new reactors at Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle site has now climbed past $30 billion, and both units will be more than six years late in coming online, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]

IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?
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IEEFA Europe: ČEZ Group lays out decarbonisation plan, but is it ready?

ČEZ finds itself playing catch-up after a decade of complacency

20 Jan. 2022 (IEEFA Europe) – After a decade of missed opportunities, ČEZ Group (ČEZ) finds itself playing catch-up on renewable energy, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  ČEZ, the largest energy group in Czechia and one of the largest energy groups in Central and Eastern Europe, […]

Berkshire Hathaway unit plans 2.1-gigawatt wind, solar project in Iowa

Renewables Now: US electricity and natural gas utility MidAmerican Energy Co, part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A), on Wednesday unveiled plans to deploy 2.1 GW of wind and solar power capacity in Iowa under a USD-3.9-billion (EUR 3.4bn) project. The company said on Wednesday it has submitted an application with the Iowa Utilities […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →

Fluence, ReNew Power create venture for India energy storage projects

Energy Storage News: Fluence is forming a new company with independent power producer (IPP) ReNew Power, aimed at providing energy storage solutions in India.  Energy storage technology provider Fluence, which also offers digital asset management and energy trading software for the renewable energy sector, delivered the country’s first operational grid-scale energy storage system, a 10MW […]

January 20, 2022 Read More →

Appalachian Power plans 1 gigawatt wind and/or 100 megawatts solar

ReNews.biz: US operator Appalachian Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1000MW of wind and/or 100MW of solar generation resources with optional battery energy-storage systems. The proposals will help the company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, meet the renewable energy requirements established by Virginia’s Clean Economy Act (VCEA).   Under the […]

January 19, 2022 Read More →

New Mexico lawmakers to focus on hydrogen industry incentives

Albuquerque Journal: When this year’s legislative session begins tomorrow, the New Mexico Roundhouse will become ground zero for a roaring local and national debate about whether hydrogen can, or should, play a role in today’s efforts to combat climate change. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is promoting a newly drafted Hydrogen Hub Act as “signature” legislation […]

January 19, 2022 Read More →

Largest Minnesota co-op credits clean energy for low wholesale rates

Energy News Network: A decade-long shift from coal to wind power is helping to stabilize rates for Minnesota’s largest generation and transmission cooperative. Great River Energy isn’t alone among consumer-owned utilities forgoing rate increases for 2022, but the power wholesaler is unique in the region for crediting its clean energy transition for leveling off its […]

January 19, 2022 Read More →