April 25 2016

McCrone: Summit 2016 – Will the future of energy have four corners?

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance The U.S. Constitution famously is a three-cornered thing: executive, legislature and judiciary. So, arguably, is modern life – work, leisure, sleep – although some people might add a fourth (exercising thumb with mobile phone). How many corners does the future of energy have?To judge from this […]

March 22 2016

Liebreich: Europe at a clean energy crossroads

Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich   When Winston Churchill said of the Balkans that they “produce more history than they can consume”, he could have been speaking of the whole of Europe. The world in 2016 is facing perilous times, and no region other than the Middle East looks […]

February 23 2016

Young: Summit 2016: Clinches and throws of the wrestle for the grid

William Young Director of Summit, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @wr_young Deep in the accumulated wisdom of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, I suspect there is a recipe for a perfect front page.  It runs as follows: take 4oz of Warren Buffett, 4oz of Elon Musk, 6oz of wrestling and stir vigorously. Most recently these ingredients were baked […]

January 18 2016

Liebreich: 10 predictions for 2016: Sunny with a hint of Götterdämmerung

Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich It’s January, and that means it’s time for my annual predictions for the clean energy sector. At the start of 2013, I wrote: “The smoke is clearing from the energy sector’s equivalent of the Battle of Borodino. The battlefield is littered with dead clean […]

December 16 2015

Liebreich: We’ll always have Paris

Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich OK, what the heck just happened in Paris? For 21 years the climate caravan has been rolling on, conference after conference, with very little to show for itself. Since the first ever COP produced the Berlin Mandate back in 1995, we’ve had the Geneva […]

December 16 2015

Liebreich: Energy in 2015 – what we got right, and what we got wrong

Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich In January, as I looked ahead to what we at Bloomberg New Energy Finance thought the year might bring, I wrote about fossil fuel dinosaurs and clean energy mammals. The front pages were full of the battle that had broken out between […]

November 24 2015

McCrone: What is a nation’s real cost of renewables support?

Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance   What do the minerals tourmaline and cordierite, and the much-discussed contemporary garment #TheDress have in common? The answer is that they look different depending on who you are and where you are standing. It is rather the same with energy policy. Subsidy support for renewables is […]

October 27 2015

McCrone: Paris – This time the private sector is playing the good cop

Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance   Climate change conferences, by repute, go as follows: scientists issue grim warnings, NGOs shout out grimmer ones, bureaucrats in stuffy rooms debate the wording of paragraph 38b on page 84, heads of government fly in and take the credit for agreements, or “accords”, that sound important […]

September 29 2015

Liebreich and Blanchard: Thinking about energy – the lure of laziness

By Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Charles Blanchard, Head of Gas Analysis Bloomberg New Energy Finance   Forecasting oil prices, as I have noted before, is hard. You build huge data sets of supply curves and stocks; you create complicated demand models; you overlay geopolitical analysis at the deepest level of granularity you […]

August 18 2015

Liebreich: An energy sector transformed must be an energy sector reformed

Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich   That the world’s energy system has begun a grand transformation to a cleaner, more local future is no longer a controversial statement. The transformation may be furthest advanced in electricity, where renewable energy has made huge strides in the past few […]

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