September 13 2017

Global LNG Outlook 2017

September 12 2017

Power Prices May Scale New Heights

By Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s European Power Transition team. This article first appeared in BNEF’s ‘EU Power Weekly’ publication, available to clients on the web and on the Bloomberg Terminal. Europe might be facing another expensive winter. Two factors point to that risk. EDF’s French reactors are again under investigation, and gas storage levels are […]

September 5 2017

Better Turbines Boost Harvest From Wind Farms

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Improving wind turbine performance delivers cheaper power Average capacity factors now around 37%, up from 25% in 1993 Improving onshore wind capacity factors  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance  The cost of energy from onshore wind has been tumbling in recent years, in […]

August 29 2017

Ending Nuclear Means Germany Likely to Miss Emissions Goal

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Decision after Fukushima disaster has helped coal plants Chance of more government action grows as 2020 target looms German nuclear, coal generation and emissions  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance  Germany’s nuclear phaseout, brought about by Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2011 after the […]

August 22 2017

Small-Scale Solar Will Displace $2B of U.S. Power by 2025

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Solar on U.S. homes and businesses will grow 10% a year Ratio of small-scale solar and battery capacity to total installed capacity Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance By 2025, over $2 billion worth of U.S. electricity production will change hands from traditional generators to small-scale generation […]

August 14 2017

Traders Will Get Access to $500 Billion China Power Market

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. China commercial, industrial power use more than all of U.S. China State Grid Corporation controls 70 percent of market Potential size of China electricity spot market vs. U.S. Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China Electricity Council China’s power market deregulation opens up retail […]

August 10 2017

Green bonds: 2016 in review

Green bonds issuance boomed in 2016, despite the slowdown in new clean energy investment. We look at the most important developments of the green fixed income market in the past year to understand why issuance is rocketing, and where the market could go from here. The green bonds market continues to grow exponentially, with $95.1bn […]

August 8 2017

EU Draft Plan May Extend Coal Power, Slow Gas Growth

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. New EU pollution limits to take effect in 2021 Capacity payments could help utilities upgrade coal plants Europe electricity generation from coal and gas Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Coal generators in the European Union could finance upgrades to comply with the […]

August 1 2017

Ofgem’s Vision for U.K. Energy

By Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s European Power Transition team. This article first appeared in BNEF’s ‘EU Power Weekly’ publication, available to clients on the web and on the Bloomberg Terminal. The U.K. has laid out a vision for the future of its energy grid. The report envisions distribution companies like UK Power Networks moving increasingly […]

July 31 2017

3Q 2017 Frontier Power Market Outlook

The market for micro-grids and hybrid generation in emerging economies is getting bigger, with particularly strong demand from islands, remote regions, and the mining sector. While the project count remains small, policy-makers and project developers are growing more comfortable with the role that micro-grids and stand-alone solar kits play in serving remote regions. Small-scale diesel […]

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