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    Vietnam IEEFA: There will be no smooth sailing for LNG investors in Vietnam 19 January 2020 (IEEFA Vietnam): Liquified natural gas (LNG) suppliers and gas power developers looking at making Vietnam an essential LNG market should not expect to replicate the success of renewable energy seen recently in the country, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Author Thu Vu, Energy Finance ...
    IEEFA India: The false promise of ‘second life’ coalFederal Home Minister Amit Shah’s suggestion that India should invest 4 trillion rupees (US$55billion) in expanding new and existing coal mines, as well as high-risk, speculative, domestic ‘clean coal’ projects over the next decade to create a hoped for ‘second life’ is, in our view, entirely inconsistent with the country’s policy direction and ignores the ...
    Hydro-Quebec, Thyssenkrupp team up on major green hydrogen projectH2 View: Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers’ Green Hydrogen product division will install an 88-megawatt (MW) water electrolysis plant, capable of producing 11,100 metric tonnes of green hydrogen annually, for Canadian energy company Hydro-Québec. Announcing the contract today (18th Jan), Thyssenkrupp said the plant is to be located in Varennes, Québec, and will be one of the world’s ...
    IEEFA: Over US$50 billion in gas power projects and LNG import facilities at risk of cancellation in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam14 January 2020 (IEEFA): Emerging markets such as Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh that are turning to liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a source of power are likely to be hit by higher and more volatile prices going forward, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Author of ...
    UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world firstRenew Economy: The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to decarbonising the global manufacturing industry. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) jointly announced this week that ...
    IEEFA: Is oil giant Total an emerging leader of the energy transition?Last summer, French oil and gas giant Total SE announced a $7 billion impairment charge for two Canadian oil sands projects. This might have seemed like an innocuous move, merely an acknowledgement that the projects hadn’t worked out as planned.  Yet it opened a Pandora’s box that could change the way the industry thinks about its ...
    French central bank to exit coal sector, limit gas and oil investmentsReuters: The French central bank said on Monday it would exit from coal and limit exposure to gas and oil in its investment portfolio by 2024 as part of a shift towards more environmentally friendly assets. Many central banks have committed to green up their investment portfolios as part of a push to encourage the financial system ...
    IEEFA: Bangladesh’s power system overcapacity problem is getting worse  20 January 2021 (IEEFA Bangladesh): Overcapacity in Bangladesh’s power system has worsened and threatens to deteriorate further according to a new briefing note released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today. Data from the Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB) latest annual report shows that overall power capacity utilisation in fiscal year 2019-20 ...
    Japanese corporate sector urges government to move faster on green energy transitionAgence-France Presse: Major firms including Sony, Panasonic and Nissan on Monday urged the Japanese government to make its 2030 renewable energy target twice as ambitious. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga last year set a 2050 deadline for Japan to become carbon-neutral, but the country's shorter term renewables goal has long been criticised as lagging. Japan currently aims to ...
    Total continues renewable expansion, buys stake in Adani Green EnergyGreentech Media: Total has acquired a stake in India’s Adani Green Energy (AGEL), a move that continues to push the French oil major ahead of its European peers when it comes to renewables. AGEL has 3 gigawatts of operating renewable capacity, another 3 GW under construction and 8.6 GW in development, adding up to 14.6 GW. The ...