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Updates: Australia, Kentucky, Ohio, FirstEnergy, Peabody …

A CHART OF NOTE FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD over the weekend shows the steadily declining price of coal since January 2011 under an article headlined, “Why Abbot’s Faith in … Continue Reading →

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SNL Research Sees Coal Conversions and Retirements Gaining Momentum

SNL REPORTS TODAY ON A WAVE OF PLANT CONVERSIONS and closures sweeping the coal-fired electricity industry. The SNL reporters who wrote the article—Michael Niven and Neil Powell—note that while “pro-fossil … Continue Reading →

IEEFA’s FirstEnergy Report: Kudos From a Cleveland State Professor

WILLIAM M. BOWEN, A PROFESSOR AT CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, GOES ALL IN today in a column posted on Crain’s Cleveland Business examining IEEFA’s recent report on the many holes in … Continue Reading →


AEP and Cheshire Revisited

THE ATLANTIC DOES SOME STELLAR REPORTING TODAY in an article on what’s left of an Ohio town that American Electric Power bought 12 years ago in the wake of complaints … Continue Reading →

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Buckley: The Case for Smart Energy Investing

IEEFA’S TIM BUCKLEY GETS A SUCCINCT AND COMPELLING PITCH published this week in Australia on the business case for getting out of fossil-fuel investments. “Divestment from the heavily subsidized coal … Continue Reading →

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Sanzillo: Coal-Company Debt Grows Increasingly Risky

By TOM SANZILLO — An article of particular note this week in SNL chronicles how the price of credit-default protection on the debt of U.S. coal producers has risen dramatically … Continue Reading →


Divestment in the U.K.; IEEFA’s Cathy Kunkel on FirstEnergy; Opposition to Dynergy Move; Bank Risk in Australia

THE BBC REPORTS THIS MORNING that Glasgow University has become the first British institution of higher learning to decide to sell its fossil-fuel holdings. A passage of note: “Other British … Continue Reading →


IEEFA Report Sees Bowling Green, Ohio, Customers Paying as Much as $94 Million More Than Necessary in High-Cost Electricity From Prairie State Energy

Electricity from Prairie State Energy will cost the city of Bowling Green, Ohio, roughly $87 million to $94 million more from 2012 to 2021 than it would buying it on … Continue Reading →


Report: How the High Cost of Power from Prairie State is Affecting Bowling Green Municipal Utilities’ Customers Updated as of October 6, 2014

  Report: How the High Cost of Power from Prairie State is Affecting Bowling Green Municipal Utilities’ Customers Updated as of October 6, 2014 (pdf) By David A. Schlissel, Director … Continue Reading →

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IEEFA Report: What’s Wrong With FirstEnergy, Part 5

By Tom Sanzillo and Cathy Kunkel — We’re closing our weeklong series of blog posts around the weak financial performance and poor leadership of FirstEnergy Corp. by looking today at … Continue Reading →