Press Releases

China’s Coal Decline Triples

Aug. 15, 2016 — China’s coal production was down 13.1% year on year (yoy) in the month of July 2016, and down 10.1% yoy in the seven months to July 2016, triple the rate of decline experienced in 2014 and 2015. “The rate of transformation in China’s electricity sector continues to accelerate. Electricity demand has largely decoupled […]

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IEEFA Report: Debt Restructuring Deal for Puerto Rico Power Authority Will Not Restore Agency to Financial Health


Flaws Will Result in High Electricity Rates, Burden an Already Ailing Economy, and Prevent the Development of Renewables

CLEVELAND, Aug. 4, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report today warning of serious flaws in a debt restructuring deal for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). The analysis, by IEEFA’s director of finance, Tom Sanzillo, and Cathy Kunkel, an IEEFA energy analyst, concludes that the restructuring […]

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Informe de IEEFA: El Acuerdo de Reestructuración de la Deuda de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico No Restaurará la Salud Financiera de la Agencia


Los Defectos Resultarán en Altas Tarifas por Concepto de Electricidad, Una Carga Adicional en la Ya Deteriorada Economía e Impedirá el Desarrollo de Fuentes de Energía Renovable 


CLEVELAND, Ago. 4, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — El Instituto de Economía de Energía y Análisis Financiero (IEEFA por sus siglas en inglés) publicó un informe en el día de hoy advirtiendo sobre serias fallas en el acuerdo de reestructuración de la deuda de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (AEE).  (Resumen Ejecutivo – Español) El […]

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IEEFA Report Questions India Commitment to Expensive Coal-Fired Ultra Mega Power Plants

Viability of UMPP Projects at Bhedabahal, Odisha, and Cheyyur, Tamil Nadu, at Issue as Energy Markets Evolve, New Risks Emerge

Aug. 3 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report today detailing growing risk around India’s expensive coal-fired Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) program. The report—“India’s Questionable Ultra Mega Power Plans: Viability Issues Continue to Complicate New Coal-Fired Projects”—argues that while India has made important energy-policy strides over the […]

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As Texas Coal-Fired Power Plants Close, Powder River Basin Mines Are Losing Their Largest Customers

Trends Will Force Closures and Complicate Efforts by Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and Peabody Energy to Work Their Way Out of Bankruptcy

CLEVELAND, Aug. 3, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report detailing how Powder River Basin coal producers are losing their largest customers as Texas power producers turn increasingly to other sources of energy. The report, “Texas’ Outsize Role in the Decline of the Powder River Basin Coal […]

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IEEFA Analysis Finds Aging Coal-Fired Plant in Owensboro, Ky., Increasingly Unviable, Urges Timely Closure of Both Units

Research Memorandum to Mayor and City Commission Recommends Shutdown of Elmer Smith Unit 1 in 2019, Unit 2 by 2022; Research Shows High Operational
 and Compliance Costs Cannot Compete With Renewables


CLEVELAND, July 19, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published an analysis concluding that the aging coal-fired Elmer Smith power plant in Owensboro, Ky., must be retired and that the Owensboro Municipal Utilities would do well to invest in renewable electricity generation instead. The analysis, by David Schlissel, director […]

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Rampal Coal-Fired Proposal for Bangladesh Puts Ratepayers and Investors at Risk, Relies on Outdated Technology, Is ‘Out of Step With Times’

Electricity Prices Would Be 32% Above Current Averages; Indian EXIM Bank Would Be Overly Exposed; Solar-Energy Momentum Offers an Immediate, Lower-Cost Solution

June 17, 2016 — The proposed coal-fired Rampal Power Plant in southwest Bangladesh would drive up electricity rates, cost far more than promoters say, and put investors at a myriad of risks, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Risky and Over-Subsidized: A Financial […]

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IEEFA Issues ‘Pipe Dream’ Report Questioning Rationale for North East Gas Interconnector in Australia

CLEVELAND, May 18, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report questioning the economics and financial footing of the proposed $800 million North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI). The report—“Pipe Dreams: A Financial Analysis of the Northern Gas Pipeline”—also examines the implications of awarding an unregulated monopoly over the […]

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New IEEFA Report: ‘Sub-Critical Australia’ East Coast Grid Needs an Electricity Market Plan

SYDNEY 17 May 2016 (IEEFA.org) – Australia’s east coast electricity market currently faces a disorderly transition resulting in the potential for black-outs and poor social and environmental outcomes, according to ‘Sub-Critical Australia,’ a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). According to the report, Australia’s National Energy Market […]

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IEEFA Press Release: Coal Decline Steepens in 2016

Indian Coal Imports Drop 15% in April 2016, Again; China’s Jan-April 2016 Coal Production Down 6.8%

Monday 16 May, 2016: Expectations that 2015 marked the low point in the thermal coal cycle are already looking severely misplaced following Indian reports showing coal imports in April 2016 declined 15% year on year (yoy). The calendar year to-April 2016 saw a record 18.7% yoy decline in imports to 64.3 million tonnes (Mt). “The […]

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