April 9 2018

Shell Sees ‘Commercial Business’ in Lighting Up Africa: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Royal Dutch Shell Plc sees the emergence of companies “with viable, commercial business models” for improving energy access in developing countries, an area that until recently was the realm of grant funding […]

April 4 2018

Intel Poised to Move in as Loads Move to Grid’s Edge: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal. Consumers want smarter homes, utilities want improved network control, and that combination is going to change the electrical grid in a big way for the next few years, Mike Bates, general manager of energy at Intel Corp., said […]

March 19 2018

National Grid Eyes Decarbonizing Gas, Using Hydrogen: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. National Grid Plc is looking at ways to decarbonize gas used for heating and transport in the U.K., as it sees the fuel continuing to play an important role “during peak demand […]

March 13 2018

In Southeast Asia, the Corporate Energy Market is Hot: Q&A

By Iain Wilson, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Corporate buying of renewables is helping Southeast Asia transition to a new energy future — and it’s a trend poised to gain momentum. “This is maybe the hottest market at the moment,” Edgare Kerkwijk, managing director of the SUSI […]

March 6 2018

Starwood CEO Saxena Sees Energy Storage Flourishing: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Himanshu Saxena was appointed chief executive officer of the Starwood Energy Group Global LLC in November. He has been with the investment firm, which focuses on energy infrastructure, for 10 years and was named co-head of the business in 2015. […]

February 27 2018

Electric Vehicle Fleets Drive Profitable Charge Points: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Electric vehicle charging-point operators that service fleets are the “first to become profitable”, said Simon Hou, chief operating officer and co-founder of XCharge, a China-based company that makes hardware and software […]

February 20 2018

Anglo Using ‘Digital Twins’, Robotics to Boost Mining: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Anglo American Plc is using digital technology and machine automation to improve the productivity and safety of its mining operations. Companies that have digitized their technical equipment have “generally seen around a […]

February 5 2018

Solar-Plus-Storage Systems Are ‘Match Made in Heaven’: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  The business of energy storage is growing surprisingly fast as battery systems get cheaper and utilities and other businesses find new ways to use them, said Andrew Oliver, chief technology officer for Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. RES, the […]

January 29 2018

In Battery Metals, Small Explorers Can Beat Majors: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Shares in development-stage mining companies offer magnified exposure to increases in prices of battery metals, as the electric vehicle and energy storage markets expand. So says Abid Mukhtar, partner at Commodity […]

January 19 2018

Hurricanes, Floods Squeeze Insurance for Wind, Solar: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. The risk of natural catastrophe could reduce the availability of insurance coverage for some renewable energy projects in the Caribbean and Southeast U.S., according to GCube Underwriting Ltd., which has insured around […]

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