Tar Sands Coverage; Trans-Canada End Run; Consol Energy; Buffalo News Editorial; Banks Skittish on Galilee Port

THE IEEFA-OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON THE COSTLY populist hurdles facing tar sands development is picked up widely today via Yahoo News, MorningStar News, and others. 

The report, “Material Risks: … Continue Reading →

Tar Sands Report: $31 Billion Lost Revenue to Date; Expansion Unlikely to Proceed as Protests Mount

IEEFA IS OUT THIS MORNING WITH A REPORT ON THE GROWING “Constellation of Risks” facing the oil-production development of tar sands. The full report is posted just below this item. … Continue Reading →


‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Material Risks: How public accountability is slowing tar sands development (pdf) By: Tom Sanzillo (IEEFA), Lorne Stockman (Oil Change International), Deborah Rogers (Energy Policy Forum), Hannah McKinnon (Oil Change International), Elizabeth … Continue Reading →

Memo: Analysis of Paducah Power System’s Recent and Future Cost of Power from the Prairie State Energy Campus

Memo: Analysis of Paducah Power System’s Recent and Future Costs of Power from the Prairie State Energy Campus By David Schlissel, IEEFA Director of Resource Planning Analysis

‘Peabody: A Coal Company on the Ropes’

IEEFA’S TOM SANZILLO HAS A COLUMN JUST OUT ON BUSINESSSPECTATOR.COM under the headline “Rating Peabody: A Coal Company on the Ropes.” The piece follows a poor earnings statement by Peabody … Continue Reading →


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 →

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 Latest Earnings 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 →