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Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

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Struggling West Virginia Coal Company Seeks Additional Tax Breaks

Jonathan Mattise for the Associated Press: West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to give struggling coal producers a break by dropping a tax used to pay off a workers’ compensation debt. Massive coal company Murray Energy, however, isn’t satisfied with just eliminating the extra 56-cent-per-ton cost. Amid a dire outlook for the state’s finances, […]

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U.S. Energy Information Administration Cuts 2015 Coal Outlook

The Energy Information Administration has cut its 2015 outlook for the U.S. coal industry. The agency’s revised forecast has coal production totaling 926 million tons in 2015, down by 17 million from its February estimate because of falling demand in both domestic and export markets. “If the EIA’s estimate holds, it would be the lowest […]

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Barclays Says It Will No Longer Finance Mountaintop Removal for Coal Industry

Barclays PLC has formally backed away from investing in mountaintop removal coal-mining, according to a statement released this week by the bank. Barclays also conceded “time is running out for the practice,” according to The Guardian’s Karl Mathiesen, who notes that mountaintop removal is known within the industry as MTR and that it has been […]

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