October 20 2017

Bullard: Utilities Accept the New, But Will They Embrace It?

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Texas power generator Luminant announced that it will close two coal-fired power plants in early 2018. The week before, it said it would close another coal plant that is more than 40 years old — an announcement that came days before the clearly telegraphed effort to roll back […]

September 27 2017

Liebreich: In Energy and Transportation, Stick it to the Orthodoxy!

By Michael Liebreich Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Those of you who attended this month’s Bloomberg New Energy Finance EMEA Summit in London will have witnessed “Breaking Clean”, the last of my State of the Industry keynotes. These seem to have become something of an institution: there have been 14 of […]

August 31 2017

McCrone: How Economies May Flex to Transition in Energy, Transport

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance We do not hear very much about “green jobs” these days. Around the turn of the decade, politicians were fond of putting those two words together and making grand claims about the number they would create – five million in the case of Barack Obama during […]

August 21 2017

Bullard: Digital Twins Inch Closer to an Energy Takeover

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard In a prescient 2011 essay, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen declared that “software is eating the world.” Six years on, software is eating more of the world than ever — and it is also creating. One of those creations is digital twins, virtual models of […]

August 15 2017

Bullard: The Way to Power the Next Billion Consumers

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard More than a billion people worldwide live without reliable access to electricity. Providing them with power will require hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, vast deployment of technology, and adaptable business and financial market strategies. Much of the job can be done with […]

August 8 2017

Bullard: Investing in Environmental Responsibility

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Reinsurance is one of the more conservative disciplines in global finance. It is also one of the most forward-looking. Insuring the insurers demands the ability to envision long-term risks, as well as implementing an investment strategy that provides the growth and liquidity to pay […]

July 31 2017

Cheung: The EV Bandwagon Is Accelerating, But Is It Unstoppable?

By Albert Cheung Head of Analysis Bloomberg New Energy Finance So there you have it: first Norway and the Netherlands, then France and now the U.K. have all stated their intent to phase out conventional petrol and diesel cars once and for all. For those who have been following the progress of electric vehicles, these […]

July 3 2017

Bullard: Not All Fossil Fuels Are Going Extinct

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest New Energy Outlook points the way to a sunny, windy future for the global electric power industry. That doesn’t mean that fossil fuels (or nuclear power) will vanish. It also doesn’t mean that all fossil fuels are the same. The future of natural gas and coal is […]

June 26 2017

Henbest: Energy to 2040 – Faster Shift to Clean, Dynamic, Distributed

By Seb Henbest Lead author, New Energy Outlook Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Bloomberg New Energy Finance In the last 10 days, I have been travelling around North America presenting to senior executives from energy companies, policy-makers and investors a long-term forecast for the world’s electricity system that would have been seen as […]

June 19 2017

Bullard: Investing Trillions in Electricity’s Sunny Future

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Bloomberg New Energy Finance has just published its fourth annual New Energy Outlook, a comprehensive forecast of the power industry from now to 2040. And every year, it is full of wonders. First among them for 2017 is an extraordinary showing for solar energy […]

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