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 […]

October 1 2012

Liebreich: Water may Top Up the Case for Renewables

So here we are in the final two months of a U.S. general election, and energy has become a “wedge issue,” separating the two candidates. Mitt Romney’s position is that he will remove the subsidies on clean energy and help the oil and gas industry make the U.S. energy independent by 2020. The president’s position […]

September 3 2012

Liebreich: Clean Energy’s Puberty Years – Bewildering and Irreversible

CLEAN ENERGY’S PUBERTY YEARS – BEWILDERING AND IRREVERSIBLE Download the PDF here. “Between the idea And the reality Between the motion and the act Falls the Shadow” TS Eliot, The Hollow Men, 1925 These are difficult years for the clean energy sector. A few years ago the industry seemed to be entering a golden age […]

August 8 2012

Liebreich: Here Comes the “Rest of the World”

HERE COMES THE “REST OF THE WORLD” Download the PDF here. It is almost the half-way mark in 2012, and time to take stock of how the year is progressing so far for clean energy. We all knew this would be a difficult 12 months for the sector, with subsidies under pressure, extraordinarily cheap natural […]

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