August 31 2017

How Economies May Flex to Transition in Energy, Transport

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance We do not hear very much about “green jobs” these days. Around the turn of the decade, politicians were fond of putting those two words together and making grand claims about the number they would create – five million in the case of Barack Obama during […]

August 21 2017

Digital Twins Inch Closer to an Energy Takeover

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard In a prescient 2011 essay, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen declared that “software is eating the world.” Six years on, software is eating more of the world than ever — and it is also creating. One of those creations is digital twins, virtual models of […]

August 15 2017

The Way to Power the Next Billion Consumers

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard More than a billion people worldwide live without reliable access to electricity. Providing them with power will require hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, vast deployment of technology, and adaptable business and financial market strategies. Much of the job can be done with […]

August 8 2017

Investing in Environmental Responsibility

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Reinsurance is one of the more conservative disciplines in global finance. It is also one of the most forward-looking. Insuring the insurers demands the ability to envision long-term risks, as well as implementing an investment strategy that provides the growth and liquidity to pay […]

July 31 2017

Cheung: The EV Bandwagon Is Accelerating, But Is It Unstoppable?

By Albert Cheung Head of Analysis Bloomberg New Energy Finance So there you have it: first Norway and the Netherlands, then France and now the U.K. have all stated their intent to phase out conventional petrol and diesel cars once and for all. For those who have been following the progress of electric vehicles, these […]

July 3 2017

Not All Fossil Fuels Are Going Extinct

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest New Energy Outlook points the way to a sunny, windy future for the global electric power industry. That doesn’t mean that fossil fuels (or nuclear power) will vanish. It also doesn’t mean that all fossil fuels are the same. The future of natural gas and coal is […]

June 26 2017

Henbest: Energy to 2040 – Faster Shift to Clean, Dynamic, Distributed

By Seb Henbest Lead author, New Energy Outlook Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Bloomberg New Energy Finance In the last 10 days, I have been travelling around North America presenting to senior executives from energy companies, policy-makers and investors a long-term forecast for the world’s electricity system that would have been seen as […]

June 19 2017

Investing Trillions in Electricity’s Sunny Future

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Bloomberg New Energy Finance has just published its fourth annual New Energy Outlook, a comprehensive forecast of the power industry from now to 2040. And every year, it is full of wonders. First among them for 2017 is an extraordinary showing for solar energy […]

May 24 2017

Liebreich: Six Design Principles for the Power Markets of the Future

By Michael Liebreich Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance For years, the most common question asked by outsiders of those in the clean energy industry was “when will renewable energy be grid-competitive”. Wind and solar needed subsidies in order to compete, and there was legitimate concern that as the sector scaled these […]

May 24 2017

Cheung: Power Markets Need a Redesign – Here’s Why

By Albert Cheung Head of Analysis Bloomberg New Energy Finance   As I write this, staff at the U.S. Department of Energy are busy working on a study which, in just 60 days, must provide answers to the question, “[Are] federal policy interventions and the changing nature of the electricity fuel mix… challenging the original […]

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