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IEEFA Energy Finance 2015 Webinars

Corporate Finance 101 – This training covers the basic elements of a corporate balance sheet; sources of capital for project finance; and how investment decisions get made, with a focus on the coal industry.   PowerPoint presentation Electric Utility Industry 101 -This training provides an overview of the regulation and deregulation in U.S. power markets; the […]

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How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 2)

Yesterday, I laid out some questions that skeptical residents, community leaders, and local officials can ask when presented with an energy development project that sounds too good to be true. Today: a few tips on how to do the research to answer those questions. It’s worth repeating here that you should never assume that a […]

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How to Tell Truth from Fiction in an Energy Development Proposal (Part 1)

“Never trust announcements. Never trust groundbreakings. Only trust ribbon-cuttings.” That’s a wise piece of advice a seasoned Army Corps of Engineers analyst gave me several years ago when we were talking about whether a proposed $6.9 billion coal-to-liquids plant on the Ohio River—which had been announced with great fanfare and received political support at every […]

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