January 19 2021

Energy Transition Investment Hit $500 Billion in 2020 – For First Time

  The world invested unprecedented amounts in low-carbon assets last year, from renewables to cleaner transport, energy storage to electric heat   London and New York, January 19, 2021 – A new, broad measure of ‘energy transition investment’, compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), shows that the world committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, […]

January 11 2021

Sustainable Debt Breaks Annual Record Despite Covid-19 Challenges

Total sustainable debt issuance in 2020 was $732 billion, with social and sustainability bonds enjoying spectacular growth, and green bonds seeing a late-year surge   London and New York, January 11, 2021 – Sustainable debt hit a new record in 2020 for greatest volume of issuance in a year, at $732.1 billion across bond and […]

December 16 2020

Battery Pack Prices Cited Below $100/kWh for the First Time in 2020, While Market Average Sits at $137/kWh

  BloombergNEF’s annual battery price survey finds prices fell 13% from 2019   Hong Kong and London, December 16, 2020 – Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $137/kWh in 2020. By 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh, according to the […]

December 9 2020

After Attracting a Record $32 Billion from Abroad in 2019, Clean Energy in Emerging Markets Endures a Rough 2020

  BloombergNEF’s annual Climatescope survey illustrates investors’ pre-pandemic appetite for clean energy in developing markets; Chile finishes atop the market ranking   London, Washington D.C., São Paulo, December 9, 2020 – As 2019 came to a close, the outlook for renewable energy growth in developing economies was exceptionally bright. Power-generating capacity from solar plants such […]

December 1 2020

More Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards Makes for Better Climate Governance and Innovation

  Gender diversity in the senior workforce is important for driving innovation in the clean energy transition and for implementing strategies for timely climate action   Shanghai and Tokyo, December 1, 2020 – A proportion of 30% or more for women on corporate boards has shown a positive correlation with better climate governance and innovation […]

December 1 2020

Accelerated Electrification Coupled with Renewables Can Put China on Path Toward Carbon Neutrality

  “China’s Accelerated Decarbonization” report by BloombergNEF presents how China could speed up its decarbonization, and the economic benefits of progressing towards net-zero   Shanghai, December 1, 2020 — Today, BloombergNEF (BNEF) and Bloomberg Philanthropies released “China’s Accelerated Decarbonization” – a new white paper detailing how China could take major steps toward its recently announced […]

October 27 2020

Emissions and Coal Have Peaked as Covid-19 Saves 2.5 Years of Emissions, Accelerates Energy Transition

  BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2020 sees total oil demand peaking in 2035, and growth in clean energy technology – yet, world still heading for 3.3-degree temperature rise   London and New York, October 27, 2020 – The stark drop in energy demand due to the coronavirus pandemic will remove some 2.5 years’ worth of […]

October 5 2020

Record Month Shoots Green Bonds Past Trillion-Dollar Mark

Amid global turmoil, green bond issuance is serving as a beacon for sustainability, surpassing $1 trillion issued since the market’s inception in 2007   London and New York, October 5, 2020 – Green bonds have passed their biggest milestone yet, with more than $1 trillion issued since these securities first emerged in 2007, according to […]

September 24 2020

South Korea, Singapore, Germany Lead BNEF Ranking of Top Digitalization Markets

Asia and Europe continue to lead global industrial digitalization, with most strategies focusing on AI and advanced manufacturing   New York, September 24, 2020 – South Korea, Singapore and Germany top BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) 2020 national industrial digitalization ranking. Leading countries hail predominantly from Asia and Europe with each region taking four of the top 10 […]

September 16 2020

China Dominates the Lithium-ion Battery Supply Chain, but Europe is on the Rise

  BNEF’s inaugural ‘Global Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Ranking’ finds that by 2025, China continues to dominate the supply chain while the U.S. and Sweden rise to third and fourth respectively   Hong Kong, London and New York, September 16, 2020 – China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly […]


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