July 23 2018

Bullard: Utility Companies Head Into a Cloudy Future

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard The world’s publicly listed utilities employed 3.7 million people, had a third of a trillion dollars in capital expenditures, and brought in $2.2 trillion in revenue in 2017. Power supply is an enormous industry. It’s also an industry that would still be recognizable to […]

July 13 2018

Orlandi: Solar, Storage, and the Path to Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By Itamar Orlandi Head of Frontier Power Research Bloomberg NEF UN delegates are meeting this week in New York to take stock of progress towards the sustainable development goals. This year’s focus is on ensuring access to affordable and reliable energy, safe and resilient cities and water. Our recent report titled ‘Powering the Last Billion’ […]

June 29 2018

McCrone: Ugly Duckling of Clean Energy Has Chance to Make Splash

By Angus McCrone Senior Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance Jutting out into Dublin Bay is a peninsula where Ireland’s capital city puts some of its less lovely buildings. There is a water treatment works, a gas-fired generating plant and two faded red and white, 680-feet high chimneys from a former coal-fired power station – now, […]

June 11 2018

Bullard: Buying Into the Electric Vehicle Future? Maybe Try Leasing It

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard By 2040, 55 percent of all new car sales, and a third of the total 1.6 billion cars worldwide, will be electric. Those are the findings from my Bloomberg New Energy Finance colleagues’ global long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook 2018. Decreasing costs, increasing range and a […]

May 29 2018

Liebreich: Vicar of Bray or Sunset Ride – Oil & Gas Faces a Decision

By Michael Liebreich Senior Contributor  Bloomberg New Energy Finance During the second half of the nineteenth century, Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state, was one of the wealthiest cities in the world. “If one rubber baron bought a vast yacht,” recounted one historian, “another would install a tame lion in his villa, and a […]

May 14 2018

Bullard: Scooters and Bikes Compete for City Streets

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Earlier this year, Santa Monica-based startup Bird rolled out an app-based fleet of dockless electric scooters in San Francisco. The city is not its first location — it has scooters in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington — nor is Bird the only scooter-share company operating there. […]

May 4 2018

The Future of LNG

By Maggie Kuang Head of APAC LNG Bloomberg New Energy Finance The shale revolution is leading the world to a future of abundant and affordable oil and gas. The technology of liquefying natural gas (LNG) is increasingly used to ship gas produced in cost-competitive regions to where gas demand is growing but where local gas […]

April 30 2018

McCrone: Warp Speed to More Storage, Less Dark Energy, Summit 2018

By Angus McCrone Senior Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance Veterans of Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Future of Energy Summits could have been forgiven for wondering whether sometime in the last decade they stepped into a parallel universe. Who would have guessed in 2008, at the very first Summit, that at the equivalent event 10 years […]

April 23 2018

How Power Companies Can Save an Aging Japan

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard and Miho Kurosaki Two years ago, Japan passed a milestone rare in world history except in times of war, famine or natural disaster: Its population began to shrink. And not only is it shrinking, but its average age is also rising. This trend is creating […]

April 17 2018

The Bigger the Party, the Bigger the Hangover: Why European Gas Storage May Struggle to Refill this Summer

By Johana Typoltova European Gas Analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance European gas storage inventories finished the winter season at five-year lows, over 8 billion cubic meters, or 50%, below last year’s level due to rapid gas withdrawals at the end of the season. This creates a big storage refill requirement over summer 2018, which will […]

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