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IEEFA: Puerto Rico power authority continues end-run attempts around regulators with federally-funded natural gas plans

$850 million in federal funds targeted for 400-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle natural gas plant and 11 new peaker plants

In August 2020, the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau approved a long-term plan for the island’s electrical system that called for greater investments in renewable energy and storage. The bureau worked for months to integrate analysis from a variety of stakeholders and eventually rejected new natural gas initiatives because of their costs and logistical challenges. Yet […]

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IEEFA: Vietnam’s extraordinary rooftop solar success deals another blow to the remaining coal pipeline

9.3 gigawatts peak of solar capacity, equal to 6 coal power plants, installed in less than a year

Vietnam’s solar power industry has sprung another surprise. As of 31 December 2020, the closing date for eligibility to the second solar feed-in-tariff program, a total of 9.3 gigawatts peak (GWp) (or 7.4GW) of rooftop solar capacity had been connected to the national power system, the state utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has confirmed. There […]

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IEEFA: After a terrible 2020, the oil industry’s story has turned political

For 2021, expect conflict and infighting to further muddy the industry’s prospects

It was a dismal year for oil and gas. As the pandemic sucked the wind from the sails of the global economy, oil demand slumped, stockpiles swelled, prices sagged, capital spending collapsed, debt ballooned, profits evaporated, and bankruptcies skyrocketed. After this torrent of bad news, the energy sector ended the year in last place in […]

IEEFA: Neglecting renewables could cost Indonesia’s energy edge, independence

Government is creating domestic market for energy products that other countries are moving away from

Undergoing an energy transition is now inevitable for every country. Even amid the pandemic, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that installed renewable energy had grown exponentially to reach to almost 200 gigawatts (GW) globally, with or without government support. In some markets, the energy transition accelerated at a pace that no one could have […]

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