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Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

New Research by IEEFA Sees Slowing Demand for Coal and Rapidly Rising Investment in Renewables CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — Rapid expansion of renewable energy combined with weakening electricity demand are driving a structural decline in seaborne thermal coal markets, according to a new briefing released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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Briefing note: The Outlook for Financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin Coal Proposals

Briefing note: The outlook for financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin coal proposals By: Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA Director of Finance

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk, July 2014

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk,  July 2014 (pdf) By Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk

 Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition & risk (pdf)

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Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA  

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IEEFA briefing note: WICET

Briefing note: WICET (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA

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Report- Remote Prospects: A financial analysis of Adani’s coal gamble in Australia’s Galilee Basin

Remote Prospects: A financial analysis of Adani’s coal gamble in Australia’s Galilee Basin (PDF)

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IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Publicize Numbers, Ask Embarrassing Questions, Shoot for the Business Pages

Making the ‘Dollars and Sense’ Arguments for Energy Transition

A standing-room-only audience was on hand to hear boots-on-the-ground stories during IEEFA Energy 2016 on how activists can turn to corporate finance and economics to force corporate transparency and accountability. Nityanand Jayaraman, leader of the South India-based Chennai Solidarity Group, said raising questions in the minds of potential electricity-industry investors can keep questionable projects from proceeding […]

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Shenhua’s Bombshell Numbers Show China’s Coal Appetite Has Peaked

When the largest coal producer in China puts out the kind of numbers China Shenhua Energy Co. just reported, it’s an unmistakable signal that the most populous country on the planet is continuing to step back from coal. In announcing its 2014 results and its 2015 business targets, Shenhua dropped some bombshells: It sees a […]

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Calls for Adani Investigation Expands

Lisa Cox of the Sydney Morning Herald has a follow-up today on last week’s piece about the opaque corporate structure of Adani, the developed behind the proposal to build the world’s biggest coal-mining project in Queensland. The story, under the headline “Greens Call for Investigation Into Abbot Point and Adani Mine,” is picked up widely. […]

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It’s Time for a Public Investigation of Adani’s Australian Coal Scheme

A blockbuster of an article is out today describing some highly questionable associations and dealings around Adana’s long-running scheme to turn the Galilee Basin of northern Queensland into a coal mine. The article, published this morning in the Sydney Morning Herald and reprinted in more than 100 papers across Australia, describes a “complex corporate structure” […]

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Australian Report Finds Shadowy Dealings Around Adani Coal Scheme

Big news out of Australia today in an investigative report by the Sydney Morning Herald raising questions about the propriety of some of the behind-the-scene deal-making on Adani’s proposal to turn the Galiliee Basin of Queensland into a coal-mining complex. The gist of the story: “Questions have emerged about the transparency of the operations of […]

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Elections Have Consequences: Adani’s Big Australian Coal Project Is on the Ropes

Elections have consequences, and the rout suffered by the Conservative party over the weekend in northern Australia spells trouble for Adani, the Indian mining firm that was counting so heavily on public subsidies for build-out of what would have been the country’s biggest coal operation. The Labor party’s surprise takeover of the 89-member Queensland state […]

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‘Shock Election Outcome’ Spells Trouble for Coal Proposal in Australia

The Guardian has a story this morning on how the “shock election outcome” in Queensland, Australia, over the weekend paves the way toward a Labor party government that has vowed to stop coal-mine development of the Galilee Basin as part of its platform of “Saving the Great Barrier Reef.” The article, by Oliver Milman, leads […]

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Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

New Research by IEEFA Sees Slowing Demand for Coal and Rapidly Rising Investment in Renewables CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — Rapid expansion of renewable energy combined with weakening electricity demand are driving a structural decline in seaborne thermal coal markets, according to a new briefing released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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Why Smart Investors Aren’t Putting Their Money in Stranded Assets

The fossil-fuel research that came out last week courtesy of the University College London in the journal Nature is far too important and substantial to be dismissed or ignored, even by well-intentioned defenders of the status quo. The research, by Christophe McGlade and Paul Ekins, states in painstaking detail what skeptics of proposed coal-production expansion […]

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New Research Questions the Future of Untapped Fossil Fuels

Coal producers in Australia are pressing ahead with plans for more mines even as evidence mounts that the vast majority of undeveloped fossil fuels will never be tapped. The Guardian has the story overnight, citing new research by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources that finds that if international agreements hold in support of global-warming […]

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