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Floating Solar to Generate 900% More Electricity Across APAC: IEEFA

Asia leads Europe in deploying floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), a new IEEFA report finds. Energy finance analysts Sara Jane Ahmed and Elrika Hamdi at the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) note that power demand in the Philippines and Malaysia has dropped by as much as 16 percent during the COVID-19 […]

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Utility-Scale Solar Remains Off-Limits Across Solar Rich Southwest US: IEEFA

The largest property owner in the US—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03 percent of the roughly 100 million acres it manages across the sun-rich Southwest, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—Federal Land Agency Lags on Solar Development Approvals […]

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The Philippines Power Sector can Reach Resilience by 2021: IEEFA

The Philippines could come out COVID-19 with cheaper electricity prices and a more competitive and reliable power sector a new report from IEEFA details The Philippines could come out COVID-19 with cheaper electricity prices and a more competitive and reliable power sector if it swapped its reliance on expensive coal power for cheaper renewables and […]

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Dramatic Fall in Cost of Funding Behind Record Breaking Solar Tariffs: IEEFA

The cost of solar continued to decline during the pandemic, driven by dramatic falls in the capital cost of solar (solar module costs) and in the cost of funding. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in a new report has detailed that despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the […]

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Solar Tariffs in India Stabilizes at Lower Rates than Thermal, Coal

The current tariffs in the solar sector in India which are hovering around Rs 2.50-2.87/kWh have stabilised at rates about 20 percent to 30 percent below the cost of existing thermal power in India, and up to half the price of new coal-fired power, said the study. The study, which was undertaken by IEEFA and […]

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The Renewable Energy Transition is Finally Coming to Asia: IEEFA

Despite the current economic shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global renewable energy transition is well underway and it is coming to Asia Despite the current global economic shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global renewable energy transition is well underway and it is coming to Asia according to the latest study by […]

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Facebook Green Energy Goals Speeding Transition in New Mexico: IEEFA

Construction of a major Facebook data center in New Mexico has lifted the local economy and accelerated the state’s transition toward renewable electricity Construction of a major Facebook data center in Los Lunas, New Mexico, has lifted the local economy and accelerated the state’s transition toward renewable-powered electricity, concludes a report published recently by the Institute […]

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Philippines Central Bank Offers Support for Energy Transition and Renewables: IEEFA

The Philippines’ Central Bank has approved a Sustainable Finance Framework to offer new support for energy transition and renewables. The Philippines’ Central Bank (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) has approved a Sustainable Finance Framework to safeguard the financial system from the evolving material hazards from climate change and energy transition risk including stranded assets, the Institute […]

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‘PFC Should Lend More to Renewable Energy Instead of Stranded Assets’

Instead of backing obsolete & uneconomical coal-fired power plants that could soon become stranded assets, state-owned power sector lender, PFC should lend more to support renewable energy capacity addition, suggested by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in its new findings. Both Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electric Corporation Ltd (REC) […]

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