For those losing sleep during this stifling summer over the very real prospect of human extinction, here’s a sliver of good news: Despite numerous attempts, President Donald Trump has laid only a tiny glove on the U.S. low-carbon power and transportation industries thus far.
Two of the world’s largest insurance companies plan to distance themselves from coal-fired power. Just how much is in the details.
Michael Liebreich Senior Contributor BloombergNEF We need to talk about nuclear. And I mean really talk, in a truth-and-reconciliation, moving-forward kind of way, not a let’s-all-shout-slogans-at-each-other, my-tribe-versus-your-tribe kind of way. Serious people are finally talking about decarbonizing national economies by mid-century, but such talk must be accompanied by credible plans – and no plan can […]
As the Bank of England tests the industry’s exposure to the effects of global warming and cybersecurity, it helps to treat these threats with the same measure of real urgency.
Developing countries have been identifying wind and solar as a ticket to economic opportunity – ever since the levelized costs of generation from these green sources fell close to, or below, those of the cheapest fossil fuel alternatives.
We are on the brink of a new decade. Now, you might say that the 2010s have been mixed at best – political and social divisions spring to mind – but they have prepared the ground for what looks set to be a low-carbon revolution in energy and transport throughout the 2020s, and beyond.
Japan’s energy policy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster eight years ago has been offering a mixed bag of support for renewables but also providing heavy, almost enthusiastic, support for conventional sources of energy such as oil, gas and coal. But signs of change have recently started to multiply.
By the time financial companies realize just how natural disasters and rising seas will affect their business, it will probably be too late.
Michael Liebreich Senior Contributor BloombergNEF One of the most iconic images from the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 was the occupation of the conference center by protesters holding signs reading “We won’t leave until you reach a fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement.” Of course no such deal was reached, but the protesters […]
A number of myths and misconceptions still drive much of the perception of China's role in electric transportation.
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