January 16 2018

The Force Is With Clean Energy: 10 Predictions for 2018

By Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance It’s January, so that means it’s time for BNEF to look forward in time – and try to predict what 2018 will hold for the clean transition in energy and transport. Luckily, there is a new Star Wars film out, and I have tracked down the […]

January 9 2018

Where RoboTaxis Will Take Us in 2018

By Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Intelligent Mobility, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Expect more consolidation and partnerships among ride-hailing companies in 2018 as the largest two players, Uber and Didi, prepare for likely initial public offerings in 2019, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Intelligent Mobility team. BNEF’s team also expects carmakers to further flesh out their strategies […]

January 8 2018

Bullard: 5 Things to Watch on Global Energy Front

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Five events from 2017 hold clues to what lies ahead for energy, technology and finance: 1. Electric buses just keep on going:  The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has amassed a total of 16,359 electric buses, making its fleet bigger than the six largest North […]

December 19 2017

Long-Term Clean Energy Optimism, Short-Term Caution

By Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board  and Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance At the beginning of 2017, we drew an analogy between the clean energy sector and the great explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries, embarking on epic journeys, driven by the scale the opportunities they knew awaited them, but […]

December 7 2017

Bullard: Who Will Fund Clean Energy?

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard People who invest in the world’s energy systems often want to know how many trillions of dollars will be needed to finance renewable energy and natural gas. One way to find the answer is to look at what those who have already invested trillions […]

December 6 2017

McKerracher: Will electric vehicles dominate the future vehicle mix?

By Colin McKerracher Head of Advanced Transport Bloomberg New Energy Finance The global automotive industry is entering a period of profound transformation. The combination of supportive policy and improvements in lithium-ion battery technology have enabled electric vehicles to gain a toehold in a market that has been dominated by the internal combustion engine for over […]

November 30 2017

McCrone: Skeptical About Climate, Clean Energy Skeptics

By Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance If only I were a climate and clean energy skeptic. Then I could stop wasting time worrying about the planet. Even if temperatures rise a little, crop yields would probably go up. Those of us in northern latitudes would spend fewer hours shivering, and waste less […]

November 23 2017

Bullard: OPEC Sees a Future With Fewer Cars

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Among the revelations in OPEC’s just published World Oil Outlook — including, as Gadfly’s Liam Denning has explained, long-term demand for oil and shale production — is a notable change in the cartel’s assumptions about passenger cars. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expects 137 million […]

October 31 2017

Wu: Six Questions on Asia’s Energy Transition

By Justin Wu Head of Asia-Pacific  Bloomberg New Energy Finance Two years ago, when Bloomberg New Energy Finance held its first APAC Future of Energy Summit in Shanghai, the theme was the three “T”s – trade, technology and transition. On November 28-29, when we hold our latest Summit in the world’s most populous city, those […]

October 26 2017

Bullard: Don’t Think of It as a Car. Think of It as a Job.

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Electrification is about more than just automobiles. Every new deployment of batteries and motors is a new opportunity to explore transportation in a different way — seeing them not just as vehicles, but as jobs to be done. The reason we hear mostly about […]

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