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MIL-OSI Energy: BHP: Thermal coal investments not in company’s future plans

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  AM-NC, BHP, BHP Thermal Coal Investments, Business, Cerrejon Coal Mine, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Mt. Arthur Coal Mine, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Peter Beaven, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: BHP: Thermal coal investments not in company’s future plans

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Australian Financial Review: BHP says it has no appetite for new investments in thermal coal, regardless of how lucrative those investments may be, but has also signalled it is unlikely to invest in commodities like lithium and cobalt. The hardening of BHP’s attitude toward the type of […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: APS: Biomass conversion at Cholla coal plant could cost $115/MWh

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  AM-NC, Arizona, Arizona Corporation Commission, Arizona Public Service, Biomass Conversion Plan, Black & Veatch, Business, Cholla Coal Plant, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Pinnacle West, U.S. coal markets, US Coal Markets  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: APS: Biomass conversion at Cholla coal plant could cost $115/MWh

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Arizona utility regulators are scheduled to consider an Arizona Public Service Co. study assessing the feasibility and potential cost of modifying an existing coal-fired unit to burn forest cuttings in order to help reduce the risk of wildfires. They apparently will not, […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Mitsubishi Financial Group says it will no longer finance new coal plant construction

By   /  May 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Climate Risk, Coal Plant Financing Ban, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Japan, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, MUFG, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Mitsubishi Financial Group says it will no longer finance new coal plant construction

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Reuters: Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will no longer provide financing for new coal-fired power generation projects after July 1, it said on Wednesday in a revised environmental and social policy framework. MUFG, one of the world’s largest banks by assets, said the decision will gradually reduce […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: New report says installed solar capacity worldwide could hit 1.3TW by 2023

By   /  May 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, China, Christian Westermeier, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Europe, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, India, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, solar, SolarPower Europe, Transition, U.S.  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: New report says installed solar capacity worldwide could hit 1.3TW by 2023

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis PV Magazine: The global PV market is forecast to see a 25% increase in new deployments this year, according to the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power published by SolarPower Europe. According to the Medium Scenario presented in the report, which the association sees as the most […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: U.S. wind industry on track for banner year according to EIA data

By   /  May 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, American Wind Energy Association, Business, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, EIA, Energy, Energy Information Administration, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Production Tax Credit, PTC, U.S. Windpower Construction, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: U.S. wind industry on track for banner year according to EIA data

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Electric Light & Power: U.S. wind energy capacity in 2019 should rise the most in six years as the federal production tax credit phases out, according to the government’s Energy Information Administration. EIA data forecasts that U.S. wind capacity added this year should total 12.7 GW, by […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Ohio officials approve two big solar projects

By   /  May 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, Battery Storage, Business, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Hardin Solar Energy Center, Hecate Energy, Highland Solar Farm, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Invenergy, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Ohio, Ohio Power Siting Board, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, OPSB, SEIA, solar, Solar Energy Industries Association  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Ohio officials approve two big solar projects

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis PV Magazine: The Midwest is getting ready for a major boom in large-scale solar, as evidenced by the activity in interconnection queues of the region’s grid operators. Today, two more very large solar projects got the green light by the state of Ohio, which is the tip […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEA data show a significant downturn in coal plant financing

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Coal Plant Investment, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Final Investment Decisions, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Coal Plant Tracker, Global Economy, IEA, IEEFA in the news, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Tim Buckley, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEA data show a significant downturn in coal plant financing

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Bloomberg: Fossil-fuel advocates have a favorite rejoinder to those who predict a global shift to renewable energy: Coal has never been more popular. It’s a decent argument because it happens to be true. While coal-fired power has declined by nearly a quarter in Europe and almost 40 […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Wood Mackenzie: Solar will soon ‘be cheaper than gas almost everywhere’

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, China, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, India, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Natural Gas, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, solar, Tom Heggarty, Transition, Wood Mackenzie  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Wood Mackenzie: Solar will soon ‘be cheaper than gas almost everywhere’

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Greentech Media: The days of new gas-fired plants keeping up with utility solar will soon be over. But the rise of competitive renewables auctions means profits will be hard to come by, even in an expanding market. Solar will soon be able to out-compete gas-fired plants around […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: AEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  AEP, AM-NC, Business, Commodities, Conesville Coal Plant, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, Melissa McHenry, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Ohio, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, PJM, U.S. coal markets, US Coal Markets, Utility trends, Westmoreland  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: AEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): American Electric Power Co. Inc. will shut down units 5 and 6 at its 1,530-MW Conesville coal plant in Coshocton County, Ohio, on May 31, a company spokeswoman confirmed. The units represent 750MW of generating capacity in the PJM Interconnection market. In […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Australian batteries pushing coal out of frequency control market, saving customers money

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  AEMO, AM-NC, Australia, Australian Energy Market Operator, Battery Storage, Business, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Frequency Control and Ancillary Services Markets, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Queensland, Transition, Wivenhoe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Australian batteries pushing coal out of frequency control market, saving customers money

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Renew Economy: The growth in number of big batteries in Australia’s main grid is displacing coal generation as a provider of frequency control and ancillary services (FCAS) markets, and helping reduce overall costs, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator. In its latest Quarterly Energy Dynamics report, […]

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