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IEEFA Poland: PZU’s stance on coal makes no sense either for Paris Agreement or for its shareholders
Poland’s largest insurer, PZU, stands out among European insurers — for the wrong reason. It is conspicuous in still insuring coal when almost all of its European peers are exiting coal. This action goes against all of the objectives of the…
November 18, 2021
Nick Holmes
IEEFA: COP26 – AXA leads by example, accelerating its exit from oil and gas to battle climate change
… in combating climate change by being the first insurer to divest from coal back in 2015.
November 03, 2021
Nick Holmes
IEEFA/EMBER: Energy giants demand billions from Dutch taxpayers for stranded coal assets
Coal assets held by RWE and Uniper in the Netherlands are already economically …
April 28, 2021
Arjun Flora, Sarah Brown
IEEFA update: BlackRock takes first step towards aligning US$7 trillion fund with Paris Agreement
January 15, 2020 (IEEFA) – The world’s largest fund manager announced overnight it is cutting companies that derive a quarter or more of their profits from thermal coal from its actively managed portfolios, in response to climate change. …
January 16, 2020
Tim Buckley, Tom Sanzillo, Melissa Brown...
IEEFA Europe: German lignite shows signs of stress from rising European carbon prices
LONDON — Germany’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants are showing signs of stress in response to an aggressive and sustained rise in European carbon prices, with the utility EnBW stating this week that its Lippendorf power plant unit is not…
July 05, 2019
Gerard Wynn
IEEFA update: European utilities at risk from Credit Agricole’s new 2030 coal exit stance
June 7, 2019 (LONDON) – Paris-based Credit Agricole has become one of the first banks to join a growing investor coalition demanding that electric utilities exit coal generation by 2030, underscoring the urgency for strategic change at major…
June 07, 2019
Gerard Wynn
IEEFA update: Norway’s GPFG sovereign fund to invest up to $14bn in unlisted renewables
NEW YORK, April 5, 2019 (IEEFA) — Norway’s decision today to allow the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to invest in unlisted renewable energy infrastructure represents a significant step by the world’s largest (US$ 1 trillion) pension…
April 05, 2019
IEEFA update: RWE, Uniper risk prolonging Dutch coal mistakes via …
March 22, 2019
Gerard Wynn
IEEFA update: When will renewables dominate EU power markets?
LONDON – Market analysts are projecting relentless renewable energy growth in the European Union over the next two decades, but to become a reality, this trend will need to be backed by clear, stable policy, private financing and grid…
March 01, 2019
Gerard Wynn
IEEFA Germany: RWE’s coal phaseout compensation demands defy market prices
… of compensation claims by Germany’s biggest utility, RWE, under the country’s pending coal phaseout plan.
February 21, 2019
Gerard Wynn
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