November 23 2017

Bullard: OPEC Sees a Future With Fewer Cars

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Among the revelations in OPEC’s just published World Oil Outlook — including, as Gadfly’s Liam Denning has explained, long-term demand for oil and shale production — is a notable change in the cartel’s assumptions about passenger cars. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expects 137 million […]

October 31 2017

Wu: Six Questions on Asia’s Energy Transition

By Justin Wu Head of Asia-Pacific  Bloomberg New Energy Finance Two years ago, when Bloomberg New Energy Finance held its first APAC Future of Energy Summit in Shanghai, the theme was the three “T”s – trade, technology and transition. On November 28-29, when we hold our latest Summit in the world’s most populous city, those […]

October 26 2017

Bullard: Don’t Think of It as a Car. Think of It as a Job.

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard Electrification is about more than just automobiles. Every new deployment of batteries and motors is a new opportunity to explore transportation in a different way — seeing them not just as vehicles, but as jobs to be done. The reason we hear mostly about […]

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 […]

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