January 28 2019

Corporate Clean Energy Buying Surged to New Record in 2018

Corporations bought a record amount of clean energy through power purchase agreements, or PPAs, in 2018, shattering the previous record set in 2017.

January 24 2019

Price and Need for Reliable Electricity Power are Spurring Solar Sales to African Businesses

A combination of high electricity tariffs, falling PV prices and a lack of reliability in the grid is spurring sales of on-site solar to business customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

January 16 2019

Clean Energy Investment Exceeded $300 Billion Once Again in 2018

Solar commitments declined 24% in dollar terms even though there was record new photovoltaic capacity added, breaking 100GW barrier for the first time

January 9 2019

Sustainable Debt Market Sees Record Activity in 2018

Issuance of sustainable debt products surged 26% to $247 billion last year, as the market innovated to meet demand from investors. 

November 27 2018

Developing Nations Assume Mantle of Global Clean Energy Leadership

Majority global wind/solar activity now in non-OECD countries; new coal build craters, innovative policies, and lower technology costs drive change.  Shanghai, November 27, 2018 – Surging electricity demand, sinking technology costs, and innovative policy-making have allowed developing nations to seize the mantle of global clean energy leadership from wealthier countries, a comprehensive new study from […]

November 21 2018

Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Demand Response and Interconnection with Nordic Hydro Will Make U.K. and German Power Systems Cheaper and Cleaner

New forms of flexibility key to an affordable, renewables-led power system.  London and Berlin, November 21, 2018 – Flexible energy options, such as energy storage, smart-charging electric vehicles, demand response and interconnectors, are needed to ensure that the energy transition proceeds on an optimal path. Our expensive power system would otherwise be reliant on fossil-fueled […]

November 6 2018

Energy Storage is a $620 Billion Investment Opportunity to 2040

BNEF has significantly increased its forecast for global deployment of behind-the-meter and grid-scale batteries over coming decades.  (The dollar investment figure in this press release was corrected on November 15, 2018 following the discovery of a totaling error. The GW and GWh capacity figures are not affected, and neither are the overall findings. BNEF apologizes […]

October 9 2018

Electric Vehicle Company Fundings Are Bright Spot As Clean Energy Investment Slips in Third Quarter

Three Chinese electric vehicle firms raised $1.9 billion between them from public market, venture capital and private equity investors during 3Q 2018.  London and New York, October 9, 2018 – Global clean energy investment[1] was $67.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest […]

September 12 2018

Asia to Dominate Long-Term LNG Demand Growth

Asia will play a more dominant role in driving LNG demand. Long-term demand growth in Europe will be challenged by competition from renewables and batteries.  London, New York and Singapore, September 12, 2018 – Imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will set a new record this year on the back of a robust 8.5% growth, […]

July 9 2018

Solar Energy Investment Set to Fall in 2018, on Cutback in China and Lower Equipment Costs

However, overall clean energy investment was steady in the first half of the year, thanks to a strong second quarter for wind power investment, led by the U.S. and China.     London and New York, July 9, 2018 – A mixed picture for global clean energy investment in 2018 is emerging, with dollar investment in […]


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