May 27 2015

McCrone: Electricity demand – the blue whale in the room

Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance As an eight year-old schoolboy, I learned that a judicious flick of a fountain pen can produce a lavish trail of dots of blue ink – done purely for artistic reasons, I assure you. A grown-up version of this was tried by US artist Jackson Pollock during […]

April 27 2015

McCrone: Upbeat Summit hears of the “age of plenty but also competition”

Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance   The barometer has been rising at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summits. In 2012, the pressure reading signalled that there would be a role for renewables but that it would be constrained by politics and would be as second-fiddle to cheap gas. In 2013, it indicated that […]

March 31 2015

Henbest: Fix the EU ETS, and carbon markets can be serious business

Seb Henbest Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @SebHenbest   What do the following have in common: New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Quebec, Alberta, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Beijing, Guangdong, Hubei, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Tokyo, Kyoto, Saitama and 28 countries in Europe? The answer is, […]

February 24 2015

Young: Summit 2015 to focus on the “four pillars” of the electric utility

William Young, Director of Summit Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @wr_young “So when any of the four pillars of government, are mainly shaken, or weakened (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure), men had need to pray for fair weather.” So said Francis Bacon, the eminent Seventeenth Century scientist and philosopher and, according to one […]

January 27 2015

Liebreich: 10 predictions for clean energy in 2015

Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich   For the last two years, I have drawn on Russian imagery to illustrate the state of the clean energy industry. In 2013, it was the battle of Borodino: the clean energy sector had suffered a bruising time, but it had survived […]

January 27 2015

Liebreich: Predicting oil prices is difficult, particularly ones in the future

Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich The single question I have been asked more than any other over the past few months is what effect the recent collapse in oil prices will have on clean energy. Bloomberg New Energy Finance remains of the view that the impact will […]

December 16 2014

Liebreich: The energy system in 2014 – did the ice really crack?

Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance For my “10 Predictions” VIP Comment article in January, I used a metaphor borrowed from the end of winter in Russia, talking of cracking ice on the River Neva in St Petersburg. I pointed out that systemic change, like the breaking-up and melting of […]

November 25 2014

McCrone and Bullard: Fossil Fuel Divestment – Slippery transition or financial shock?

By Angus McCrone, Chief Editor and Nathaniel Bullard, Director of Content Bloomberg New Energy Finance   Market economies have two, apparently contradictory, characteristics. One is the ability to prosper despite periods of hectic transition. The other is to slip on banana skins on a regular basis. Frequently, those banana skins can be spotted in advance […]

October 28 2014

Liebreich: Nuclear – the thin end of a failing wedge

By Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance Just over a decade ago, Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow of Princeton University published “Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies”. They postulated that if sufficient investment was made in a number of technology “wedges”, a […]

September 29 2014

McCrone: Green bonds – Where’s the beef?

Angus McCrone, Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance In the race for the Democratic Party nomination in the 1984 US Presidential election, Senator Gary Hart was the up-and-coming man: good-looking, bouffant-haired, cowboy boot wearing, and full of “new ideas”. His candidature was eventually punctured when his rival, Walter Mondale, borrowed a line from a Wendy’s […]

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