October 30 2013

Liebreich: FiRe will light up the path to harnessing finance

In 1939, at the start of World War II, the countries that went on to defeat the Axis powers produced a total of 20,463 military aircraft of all sorts. By 1944, the final full year of the war, they were producing over 163,000. At the same time, performance improved dramatically: Britain’s iconic Spitfire boasted a […]

October 4 2013

McCrone: Clean energy: green shoots of institutional investment

Up until now, the seed of institutional investment in clean energy seemed to sit in fertile soil without much happening. However, green fronds are now beginning to appear, writes Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Chief Editor Angus McCrone.

August 29 2013

Caldecott: Will Old King Coal Continue to be a Merry Old Soul?

By Ben Caldecott Head of Government Advisory Bloomberg New Energy Finance Download the PDF here. Old King Coal has benefited from a run of good luck these past few years. First came the fabulous boom years of the first decade of this century. The Copenhagen climate talks loomed like a black cloud over the sector […]

July 25 2013

McCrone: The Strange Case of the Rally in Clean Energy Share Prices

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance Download the PDF here. This coming Thursday brings an important anniversary. I am not referring to the news on 25 July 2012 that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had married Ri Sol-ju, or to the ladies’ football matches played the same day, at the start of […]

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 […]

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