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 […]

June 19 2018

Batteries boom enables world to get half of electricity from wind and solar by 2050

Coal to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as comparative costs shift heavily in favor of wind, solar and batteries    London and New York, June 19, 2018 – Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 […]

May 21 2018

E-Buses to Surge Even Faster Than EVs as Conventional Vehicles Fade

The supply of cobalt has emerged as a potential risk to the pace of growth in electrified transport over the next few years    London and New York, May 21, 2018 – The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, thanks to tumbling battery costs and […]

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