June 19 2018

Batteries boom enables world to get half of electricity from wind and solar by 2050

Coal to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as comparative costs shift heavily in favor of wind, solar and batteries    London and New York, June 19, 2018 – Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 […]

May 21 2018

E-Buses to Surge Even Faster Than EVs as Conventional Vehicles Fade

The supply of cobalt has emerged as a potential risk to the pace of growth in electrified transport over the next few years    London and New York, May 21, 2018 – The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, thanks to tumbling battery costs and […]

April 11 2018

Giant Moroccan Solar Park Takes Top Spot in Subdued First Quarter

Clean energy investment was $61.1 billion in the first quarter of 2018, down 10% year-on-year but there were pockets of strength, mainly in developing economies. London and New York, April 10, 2018 – Developing countries were prominent in clean energy investment in the first three months of 2018, with China once again accounting for more […]

April 9 2018

Ten Winners of The New Energy Pioneers Unveiled at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City

Innovative companies from around the world recognized for their leadership in clean energy technologies and business transformation.  New York, April 9, 2018 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is pleased to announce its selection of the 2018 New Energy Pioneers – innovators that are revolutionizing the energy, transport, and technology sectors. The winners (listed below) […]

March 28 2018

Tumbling Costs for Wind, Solar, Batteries Are Squeezing Fossil Fuels

Latest BNEF study of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year, and new and rapidly developing roles for batteries. London and New York, March 28, 2018 – Coal and gas are facing a mounting threat to their position in the world’s electricity generation […]

March 22 2018

LNG Trade to Surpass 300MMtpa for the First Time This Year, as Asia and Europe Drive Up Imports

BNEF sees global LNG demand growing to 305MMtpa[1] in 2018 and 490MMtpa by 2030. New export capacity scheduled to come online in 2018-2020 will provide sufficient supply until 2025.  London, New York and Singapore, 22 March 2018 – Global imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will set a new record this year on the back […]

February 26 2018

Vestas Keeps Lead in Onshore Wind, Siemens Gamesa Narrows Gap

Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines fell 12% in 2017, partly due to a slowdown in China, but is expected to bounce back 17% to 55GW in 2018.  London, New York and Tokyo, February 26, 2018 – Developers commissioned just under 47GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2017, with four manufacturers accounting for 53% […]

February 15 2018

Sustainable Energy In America Factbook 2018

Key findings in the sixth edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook highlight U.S. energy trends contributing to American economic competitiveness.  Washington, D.C., February 15, 2018 – The rapid deployment of energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy in 2017 generated economic benefits without requiring increases in energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions. Looking […]

January 22 2018

Corporations Purchased Record Amounts of Clean Power in 2017

Despite looming policy uncertainty in the two most active markets, corporations globally purchased 5.4 gigawatts of clean power through long-term contracts, surpassing 2015’s record. London, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong, January 22, 2018 – Corporations signed a record volume of power purchase agreements, or PPAs, for green energy in 2017. The increase in activity was […]

January 16 2018

Runaway 53GW Solar Boom in China Pushed Global Clean Energy Investment Ahead in 2017

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion.  London and New York, January 16, 2018 – An extraordinary boom in photovoltaic installations made 2017 a record year for China’s investment in clean energy. This over-shadowed […]


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