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MIL-OSI Energy: German researchers study reusing country’s coal facilities as thermal storage units

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  AM-NC, Battery Storage, Business, Commodities, Concentrated Solar Power, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, German Aerospace Center, Germany, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, KB, Michael Geyer, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Thermal Storage, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: German researchers study reusing country’s coal facilities as thermal storage units

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Greentech Media: The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt or DLR) is investigating whether Germany’s coal plants could be reused as energy storage assets. The research body, which has a track record in concentrated solar power (CSP) development, is planning a pilot that will […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Japanese investors moving away from coal in ‘monumental’ shift

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Akita Coal Plant Proposal, AM-NC, Asia, Australia, Business, Climate Risk, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, IEEFA in the news, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Japan, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Mitsui, News, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Sojitz Corporation, Tim Buckley, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Japanese investors moving away from coal in ‘monumental’ shift

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis The Guardian: Major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are seeking to back large-scale renewables projects across Asia, marking a “monumental” shift that energy market analysts say is “the start of the end for thermal coal”. At the same time, Japanese banks and trading houses […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Technology transition undercutting all fossil fuels

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, IEEFA, 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, Natural Gas, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil industry, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Peak Fossil Fuel, Technology Transition, Tim Buckley, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Technology transition undercutting all fossil fuels

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis The New York Review of Books: “Kingsmill Bond” certainly sounds like a proper name for a City of London financial analyst. He looks the part, too: gray hair expertly trimmed, well-cut suit. He’s lived in Moscow and Hong Kong and worked for Deutsche Bank, the Russian financial […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: BNP Paribas Asset Management tightens coal investment policies

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Business, Climate Risk, Coal Investment Guidelines, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Institutional Investors, KB, Mark Lewis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: BNP Paribas Asset Management tightens coal investment policies

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Reuters: BNP Paribas Asset Management, the investment management arm of the French bank, is to stop investing in companies that obtain more than 10 percent of their revenue from thermal coal. The exclusion of such companies producing thermal coal and generating electricity from coal was announced on […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Insurance company Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal mines and power plants

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Climate Risk, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Insurance, KB, Lucie Pinson, Mapfre SA, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Unfriend Coal  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Insurance company Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal mines and power plants

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Global insurance group Mapfre SA will no longer underwrite construction of coal mines and coal-fired power plants or invest in electric utilities that derive at least 30% of their revenue from coal-produced energy, the company announced during its annual general meeting March […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Greece’s state-owned utility tries again to sell three coal-fired power plants

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Europe, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, GEK Terna, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Greece, Greek Coal Plant Sale, Guohua Power Company, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Mytilineos, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Public Power Corp.  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Greece’s state-owned utility tries again to sell three coal-fired power plants

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Reuters: Greece’s Public Power Corp (PPC) relaunched the sale of three coal-fired power plants on Friday with a March 19 deadline for expressions of interest, after a previous tender last month failed to attract any satisfactory bids. Former bidders, which include Mytilineos, GEK Terna, and Beijing Guohua […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Dutch to close Amsterdam coal plant in 2020, four years early

By   /  March 9, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Climate Risk, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Hemweg Coal Plant, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Netherlands, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Vattenfall  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Dutch to close Amsterdam coal plant in 2020, four years early

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Reuters: The Dutch government will close one of the five coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands next year, four years earlier than originally planned, to help reach its climate goals, Dutch broadcaster RTL reported on Thursday. The decision follows a 2018 court order instructing the government to […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Investors target Southeast Asia coal financing loophole adopted by HSBC

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  AM-NC, Bangladesh, Barclays, Business, Climate Risk, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, EdenTree, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Hermes EOS, HSBC, Indonesia, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Institutional Investors, John Flint, 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, Roland Bosch, Schroders, ShareAction, Southeast Asia Coal Plant Development, Standard Chartered, Vietnam  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Investors target Southeast Asia coal financing loophole adopted by HSBC

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis The Guardian: A group of powerful HSBC shareholders have written to the bank’s CEO, John Flint, urging him to close a loophole in its energy policy that allows the lender to bankroll coal projects in certain emerging markets. Investment management firms Schroders, EdenTree and stewardship provider Hermes […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Coal’s share of China electricity generation dropped below 60% in 2018

By   /  March 2, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, China, Coal Generation, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, Lauri Myllyvirta, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, National Bureau of Standards, National Energy Administration, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Renewable Generation, Renewables  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Coal’s share of China electricity generation dropped below 60% in 2018

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Reuters: China’s coal consumption rose for a second year in a row in 2018, but coal’s share of total energy consumption fell below 60 percent for the first time as cleaner energy sources gained ground, official data showed on Thursday. The world’s biggest coal consumer used 1 […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: S&P: Export demand helping to slow decline in U.S. coal industry

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  AM-NC, Arch Coal, Business, Commodities, CTF, DJF, Economy, Energy, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, KB, Matthew Hong, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Morningstar Commodities Research, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, U.S. Coal exports, U.S. coal markets, U.S. coal production, US Coal Markets, West Virginia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: S&P: Export demand helping to slow decline in U.S. coal industry

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis S&P Global Market Intelligence ($) After hitting a near-term low in early 2016, average U.S. coal mining employment has risen steadily as total production hovers below a rate of 200 million tons per quarter, though the overall trends belie regional differences. Total U.S. coal production fell 2.5% […]

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