IEEFA Report: European coal sector woes deepen with new air quality mandate

Posted on : 08 May 2017

May 8, 2017 ( — More than 100 separate power plants—representing one-third of Europe’s large-scale coal-fired power plant capacity—face costly air quality upgrades or closure as a result of new European Union emissions limits, according to an analysis published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “These regulations will further undermine and […]

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IEEFA Report: As U.K. sheds coal by 2025, renewables and reliable generation can fill the gap

Posted on : 09 Mar 2017

March 9, 2017 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report today that describes a path by which renewable energy can reliably and economically replace coal-fired generation in the U.K. The report—“Electricity-Grid Transition in the U.K.: As Coal-Fired Generation Recedes, Renewables and Reliable Generation Can Fill the Gap”—examines how recent […]

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IEEFA Report: Spain’s capacity market encourages wasteful subsidies for coal and gas

Posted on : 12 Dec 2016

Dec. 13, 2016 ( – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) published a brief today showing how Spain provides inflated subsidies to owners of coal- and gas-fired power plants through an expensive electricity-sector capacity market. A dozen European countries, including France, Germany, Italy and the U.K., are either considering or already have […]

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“Dutch Coal Mistake” shows three new plants are already stranded

Posted on : 29 Nov 2016

Nov. 30, 2016 ( — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report concluding that three new coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands are proving far less valuable than expected and are fundamentally out of step with electricity-market trends across Europe. The report comes as European policymakers grapple with how best […]

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U.S. shale investors bet on oil price roller coaster

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016

NEW YORK/LONDON, April 6 2016 – Investors backed a record amount of new share issuance by U.S. shale oil and gas producers in the first three months of this year, even after a period of lower oil prices has left struggling companies more battered than ever, found a new report commissioned by the Carbon Tracker […]

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Asian coal boom may be coming to an end, new report concludes

Posted on : 30 Mar 2016

Claims that Asia is on the verge of a huge coal power expansion are incorrect, says a new report. The report, Asia’s Tigers: Reconciling coal, climate and energy demand, argues that the Asian Tiger economies with the world’s four biggest coal power project pipelines, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, are likely to build far less […]

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UK solar economics study published in journal “Energies”

Posted on : 11 Sep 2015

All configurations of solar power, including roof-top and ground-mounted, will be economic without support in Britain in the next decade, found a detailed study based on industry expectations for further cost reductions. The study was published in the journal Energies. The study findings assumed progressively falling support under a stable policy regime, which Britain’s Department of Energy […]

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GWG Energy analysis of China INDC

Posted on : 21 Jul 2015

China’s latest pledge for climate action could see the country’s carbon emissions stop rising, or peak, long before 2030. That was the conclusion of analysis by GWG Energy, as reported by media including Nature journal. GWG Energy’s Gerard Wynn showed that China’s emissions would peak within a decade, if the country achieved the more ambitious […]

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The biggest global survey on climate change

Posted on : 09 Jun 2015

GWG Energy’s Gerard Wynn authored a comprehensive review of climate change, for the latest survey by the Worldwide Views project of public attitudes to climate change. The survey was of 10,000 citizens in 79 countries. Uniquely, the citizens were briefed on climate change through a booklet, and accompanying videos, to help generate an educated response […]

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U.S. shale yet to feel full effect of oil collapse

Posted on : 18 May 2015

Some heavily indebted US shale producers may be vulnerable to WTI crude oil prices below $50, even with the benefit of their present hedges. As a result, these companies may need oil prices to rise far higher by 2016, when these hedges expire, to avoid debt restructuring. That was the key finding of a new […]

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