April 8 2021

Twelve Climate Innovators Chosen as 2021 BNEF Pioneers

  Game-changing companies recognized for their leadership in transformative technologies   New York, April 08, 2021 – BloombergNEF (BNEF) today announced the twelve winners of the 2021 BNEF Pioneers – early-stage companies that are pursuing exciting and important low-carbon opportunities. The winners were selected as their innovations fill important gaps in optimizing long-haul freight, making […]

March 24 2021

Integrated European Majors Lead on Preparedness for a Low-Carbon World Among 39 Global O&G Companies

Yet Bloomberg Climate Transition Scores supported by BloombergNEF and Bloomberg Intelligence research show oil and gas industry remains far from transition-ready   New York and London, March 24, 2021 – European oil companies, including Total, Galp, Equinor, BP and Royal Dutch Shell lead a group of the 39 most publicly-traded oil and gas companies in […]

March 10 2021

Global Wind Industry Had a Record, Near 100GW, Year as GE, Goldwind Took Lead From Vestas

  Global commissioning of wind turbines was up 59% to 96.7GW in 2020 as installations surged in China and the U.S. New offshore wind capacity was down 13%   London and New York, March 10, 2021 – In a record-setting year, the wind market commissioned nearly 100 gigawatts of new build in 2020. Undeterred by […]

February 18 2021

2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook Shows Resilient, Clean Energy Growth in 2020, Despite Overall Economic Decline

  New Analysis Provides Comprehensive Review of Clean Energy Growth in a Pandemic Year   Washington, D.C. – Faced with COVID-19 pandemic and sharp economic contraction, the U.S. clean energy sectors showed strong resilience in 2020, continuing a decade-long growth trend, BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) find in their annual […]

February 1 2021

G20 Countries’ Climate Policies Fail to Make the Grade on Paris Promises

  New G20 Zero-Carbon Policy Scoreboard assesses, ranks nations – and finds that despite impressive headline goals, follow-through efforts are badly lacking ahead of COP26   London, February 1, 2021 – With just nine months to go until the critical next round of international climate talks, the world’s largest economies are far from having the […]

January 26 2021

Corporate Clean Energy Buying Grew 18% in 2020, Despite Mountain of Adversity

Corporations purchased a record 23.7GW of clean power through long-term agreements, propelled by growth in new markets   New York and London, January 26, 2021 – Corporations purchased a record of 23.7GW of clean energy in 2020, up from 20.1GW in 2019 and 13.6GW in 2018, according to new research published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The […]

January 19 2021

Energy Transition Investment Hit $500 Billion in 2020 – For First Time

  The world invested unprecedented amounts in low-carbon assets last year, from renewables to cleaner transport, energy storage to electric heat   London and New York, January 19, 2021 – A new, broad measure of ‘energy transition investment’, compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), shows that the world committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, […]

January 11 2021

Sustainable Debt Breaks Annual Record Despite Covid-19 Challenges

Total sustainable debt issuance in 2020 was $732 billion, with social and sustainability bonds enjoying spectacular growth, and green bonds seeing a late-year surge   London and New York, January 11, 2021 – Sustainable debt hit a new record in 2020 for greatest volume of issuance in a year, at $732.1 billion across bond and […]

December 16 2020

Battery Pack Prices Cited Below $100/kWh for the First Time in 2020, While Market Average Sits at $137/kWh

  BloombergNEF’s annual battery price survey finds prices fell 13% from 2019   Hong Kong and London, December 16, 2020 – Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $137/kWh in 2020. By 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh, according to the […]

December 9 2020

After Attracting a Record $32 Billion from Abroad in 2019, Clean Energy in Emerging Markets Endures a Rough 2020

  BloombergNEF’s annual Climatescope survey illustrates investors’ pre-pandemic appetite for clean energy in developing markets; Chile finishes atop the market ranking   London, Washington D.C., São Paulo, December 9, 2020 – As 2019 came to a close, the outlook for renewable energy growth in developing economies was exceptionally bright. Power-generating capacity from solar plants such […]

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