IEEFA Research

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

SYDNEY 17 May 2016 ( – 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 Questions PREPA’s ‘Misguided’
 Electric Plan for Puerto Rico; Notes High Risks and Costs; Sees Perpetuation of Import Addiction

Call for Energy Independence in U.S. Commonwealth 

‘Extraordinarily Short Shrift to the Potential for Renewable-Energy Development and for Energy-Efficiency Improvements’ CLEVELAND, May 2, 2016 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has filed public comments recommending that the Puerto Rico Electric Commission reject the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s plan to rebuild the island’s electricity system. The comments, which […]

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India’s Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Reactors Is Fraught With Risk

Projects at Kovvada and Mithi Virdi Are Not Economically or Financially Viable

We’ve just published a report that explores what we believe are unacceptably high risks and costs of the Indian government’s proposal to build 12 new nuclear reactors. Our study, “Bad Choice: The Risks, Costs and Viability of Proposed U.S. Nuclear Reactors in India,” finds the plan, which would put six reactors each at Kovvada and […]

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US$100 Billion in New Renewable Investments in 2015 Power India’s Energy Transition

Nov. 12, 2015 (IEEFA) — Investments worth more than US$100 billion over the past eight months are driving an unprecedented shift to renewable energy in India, according to a major new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report—India’s Electricity Sector Transformation—charts the accelerating influx of global capital into India […]

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India’s Fast-Moving Energy Transition: $100 Billion in Renewables Investments So Far This Year

A Crush of Deals With State-Owned Enterprises, Leading Power Companies, Billionaires, Major Firms and Utilities

Investments worth more than $100 billion over the past eight months are driving an unprecedented shift to renewable energy in India. The trend is detailed in a report we just posted—India’s Electricity Sector Transformation—that charts the accelerating influx of global capital into India as the country moves toward its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (10 de Sept. de 2015) — The Institute for Energy Economics y Financial Analysis dio a conocer hoy un informe concluyendo que la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (AEEPR) es demasiado generosa con tenedores de bonos en su propuesta reestructuración de su adeudo y corta de vista en sus […]

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India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

New IEEFA report- India’s energy transformation gathers momentum

10 August, 2015: India’s ‘seven horses of energy’ electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal coal, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Indian energy analysis firm, Equitorials. The report – […]

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IEEFA Study: Corporate Restructuring at Adani Enterprises Enhances Shareholder Value; Marginalizes Australian Coal Project; Better Aligns Adani Group With Transformation of India’s Electricity Sector

Proposed Development of Galilee Basin Project Will Become ‘Collateral Damage’

CLEVELAND, May 5, 2015 ( — A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) concludes that Adani Enterprises’ recent corporate restructuring better aligns its parent Adani Group with minority shareholders and with new opportunities emerging in the Indian electricity sector transformation. It concludes also that the restructuring—which vastly reduces […]

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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 ( — 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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Publications Concerning Lanco Infratech

This publication is being reviewed by the company.  Please do not rely on the previous report, pending that review.  The report will be republished, incorporating any any necessary feedback or corrections, in 2015.

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More News and Commentary

On the Blogs: Trump Cannot ‘Stop the Train’ on Solar

Christa Marshall for E&E Newswire: A Trump presidency will not “stop the train” on solar power, an industry official predicted yesterday. The surprising victory of President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday left many environmentalists speculating that the new administration would automatically slash support for solar dramatically, as well as other renewables. Solar stocks plunged after the […]

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On the Blogs: Too Late to Stop Transition to Renewables

Carolyn Hayman for As we’ve begun to focus on the demand side of the fossil fuel market, particularly power utilities, it’s clear that technology is going to trump Trump. Domestic photovoltaics plus storage are likely to be cost competitive with fossil fuel generation within a small number of years, and attempts to hold back […]

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IEEFA Update: The Global Energy Transformation Remains on Track

U.S. Presidential Election Results Regardless, the Gathering Transition to Renewables Continues

Regardless of any potential or even likely shift in U.S. energy policies, the transition of global energy markets is firmly entrenched. A succession of financial and technology breakthroughs position renewable energy and efficiency as clearly price competitive in an increasing number of energy markets  Policy action, with the ratification of the Paris climate accord, reflects […]

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On the Blogs: A Faster-Than-Expected 21st-Century Transition to Renewables

Leah Y. Parks for A 21st-century energy transformation is already underway. Our digital revolution is facilitating massive progress in technologies that are leading to disruption and will result in the replacement of the fossil fuel industry faster than most could imagine. We can jump over political resistance and climate denial despite outdated and misinformed […]

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Florida Voters Thwart Utility Industry’s Anti-Solar Ballot Initiative

Mary Ellen Klas for the Miami Herald: Florida voters rejected Amendment 1 on Tuesday, the utility-backed measure to limit rooftop solar expansion, after a scrappy, grassroots campaign and last-minute revelations raised doubts about the proponents’ claims that their goal was to expand solar generation. By 8:30 p.m. EST and with nearly three-quarters of precincts reporting, […]

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Drop in Solar Costs Drives Uptake in U.S.

Thomas Content for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Solar power appears to be on the verge of something big. Records are being set at the national and local levels when it comes to adding solar panels, and new technology announcements have folks turning their heads about turning to the sun to power their homes. Buoyed by […]

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On the Blogs: The International Energy Agency Remains Behind the Curve on Monitoring the Uptake of Renewables

Simon Evans for Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time. The IEA also says it has “significantly increased” its forecasts for the growth of renewable capacity over the next five years. Yet its forecasts continue to show future growth slowing […]

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Losing in the Polls, Florida Utilities Spend Heavily to Promote Anti-Solar Ballot Initiative

From the Miami Herald: Florida’s largest utilities decided last week that $22 million wasn’t enough to spend on Amendment 1, so they pumped in another $3.5 million into the effort, according new campaign finance reports. Amendment 1, which has been dubbed a “pro solar” amendment by the political committee financed by the utility giants, would […]

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Op-Ed: Minnesota Coal-Plant Closings Open the Door to Expansion of State’s Renewables Boom

Eric Pasi for the St. Cloud Times: Change can be hard, and it seems particularly hard for Rep. Jim Newberger. His Oct.  23 commentary on the closing of two coal-fired Sherco plants presents a half-empty scenario. He fails to recognize the opportunity that the clean energy economy is creating right in Sherburne County, as well […]

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Op-Ed: An Increasingly Bold Push in India to Tap ‘That Ancient Gift of the Sun’

Gopal Patel, India’ Energy Minister, for CNN: Until now, India’s reliance on coal for almost three-fourths of its electricity supply has hindered its transition to clean energy. Part of the reason for India’s reliance on coal for so much of its power is to be found underground, in the country’s enormous reserves of the fossil […]

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