June 25 2013

Liebreich: Europe Risks Losing the High Ground on Clean Energy

By Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich Download the PDF here. Last month, without knowing the programme, I accepted an invitation to join a group of friends at London’s Royal Albert Hall for an evening of classical music. Imagine my excitement when I discovered the highlight of the concert would be […]

May 29 2013

McCrone: Energy Forecasts for 2030 and Beyond – Why They Differ so Much

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance Download the PDF here. Hari Seldon could tell us exactly what will happen to the world’s energy system. A character in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels, Seldon used what the author called “psychohistory” – a complex blend of galactic history, sociology and statistics – to work out […]

May 1 2013

McCrone: Summit 2013 Discussed How to Avoid Energy’s Extinction Events

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance Downlaod the PDF here. Are you a mammal? Well, you clearly are – in a biological sense. And if you got as far as reading this article, the chances are that you are also a mammal in the metaphorical sense that I am about to describe. […]

March 27 2013

Turner: The Case for Intensity-Based Targets to Curb Climate Change

By Guy Turner Head of Economics & Commodity Research Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @guyturner Download the PDF here. The failure to deliver a breakthrough at yet another round of international climate talks in Doha last year was so unsurprising as to be barely disappointing. The disagreements that undermined the Kyoto Protocol, and all the […]

February 27 2013

Liebreich: The New Energy ROI: Resilience, Optionality, Intelligence

By Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @Mliebreich Download this PDF here. In March 2005, in one of my first ever New Energy Finance VIP Comment articles, I wrote the following: “In 1934, Aldo Leopold, a young professor at the University of Wisconsin and one of the pioneering figures of the environmental movement, […]

February 4 2013

Liebreich: 2013 – Smoke Clears from the Battlefield: Many Casualties but Campaign Continues

By Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @Mliebreich To download this in PDF format, click here. The Battle of Borodino, immortalised by Leo Tolstoy in his epic novel War and Peace (or by Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda in the 1956 film classic, for you Americans) was the bloodiest battle of Napoleon’s […]

December 27 2012

Liebreich: Running on Deep Sand in 2012 – What We Got Right, and What We Got Wrong

By Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich Download the PDF here. 2012 has been a very difficult year. The clean energy sector has had to contend with economic austerity in Europe, policy uncertainty on both sides of the Atlantic, US natural gas prices hitting lows of around $1.70 per MMBtu in […]

December 3 2012

Liebreich: Window Opens for Obama to Let in Fresh Air on Energy Policy

By Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich Download the PDF here. November is a month of early darkness and gathering chill in the Northern Hemisphere. It is easy to get depressed. Surveying the wider picture, there is little at first sight to dispel that mood. President Barack Obama has been re-elected, […]

December 3 2012

Liebreich: Window Opens for Obama to Let in Fresh Air on Energy Policy

By Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Bloomberg New Energy Finance Twitter: @MLiebreich Download the PDF here. November is a month of early darkness and gathering chill in the Northern Hemisphere. It is easy to get depressed. Surveying the wider picture, there is little at first sight to dispel that mood. President Barack Obama has been re-elected, […]

October 31 2012

Liebreich: UK Energy Policy – a Time of Consequences

Download the PDF here. Over the years I have attended hundreds of conference sessions on financing clean energy. Every time, the main conclusion is that financiers need a stable policy environment. Contrary to what the general public might expect, most serious investors in renewable energy don’t spend their time begging for bigger subsidies. Instead what […]

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