Anger in Paducah

THE PADUCAH SUN HAS PUBLISHED AN EDITORIAL CALLING FOR the city’s municipal power agency to consider “debt relief” as a way to manage its expensive ties to Prairie State Energy … Continue Reading →

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Move to Close Loophole on U.S. Coal-Export Royalties; Prairie State Hires a New CEO; Wind-Energy Outlook

REUTERS HAS AN IMPORTANT SCOOP THIS MORNING on U.S. government preparations to close an accounting loophole that helps coal companies make tens of million of dollars in profits off federal … Continue Reading →


Galilee Mines Face Dim Future: IEEFA Analysts Highlight Major Investment Risk

CLEVELAND —  Proposals for new coal-production facilities in the Galilee Basin are too risky to attract adequate investor support, an industry brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics … Continue Reading →


Briefing note: The Outlook for Financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin Coal Proposals

Briefing note: The outlook for financing for Australia’s Galilee Basin coal proposals By: Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA Director of Finance


Peabody Takeaways, Swedish Divestiture, Blowback in India …

IEEFA’s TIM BUCKLEY AND TOM SANZILLO OFFERED EXTENSIVE COMMENTS today on Peabody Energy Corp.’s poor third-quarter numbers. Remarks by Buckley, IEEFA’s director of energy finance studies, Australasia, and Sanzillo, IEEFA’s … Continue Reading →


IEEFA: Losses Show Peabody Energy ‘Is Not a Healthy Company’

SYDNEY // October 22, 2014: Peabody Energy Corp., the world’s largest private pure-play coal mining company, has reported a net loss of US$151m in the last three months, taking year-to-date … Continue Reading →

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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 →