January 12 2017

Record $30bn year for offshore wind but overall investment down

Chinese slowdown and falling costs of solar power were two of the reasons global clean energy investment fell 18% in dollar terms last year (Minor corrections made to some figures on 14 February 2017. Headline total and chart unchanged.) London and New York, 12 January 2017 – New investment in clean energy worldwide fell 18% […]

December 15 2016

Climatescope 2016: With new pledges and new projects, developing countries take clean energy lead globally

View this press release in PDF. Climatescope: key group of emerging nations builds 18% more renewable capacity than wealthier countries and four in five have now set national clean energy targets London and Washington, 15 December 2016 – Developing countries have made unprecedented pledges to consume more clean energy tomorrow even as they are leading […]

November 1 2016

H2 2016 LCOE: Giant fall in generating costs from offshore wind

View this press release in PDF. Competitive bidding for projects has driven global levelised costs of electricity from offshore wind down 22% to a benchmark estimate of $126 per megawatt-hour in H2 2016 London, New York and Shanghai, 1 November 2016 – Auction programmes in Netherlands and Denmark, in which developers bid for projects at […]

November 1 2016

India making strides on clean energy targets

View this press release in PDF. View the full report here. India is on track to install more than 10GW of renewables per year from 2017 as large-scale renewables, rooftop solar and off-grid sectors show impressive growth New Delhi, London, New York and Shanghai, 1 November 2016 – India has now got the third biggest […]

October 11 2016

Electric, shared and autonomous vehicles will revolutionise transport in the world’s cities over the next 15 years

    View this press release in PDF. View the full report here. Some cities could see fuel consumption from light-duty vehicles fall by 75% and four in 10 cars being autonomous by 2030 Changes in urban transport, including the switch from gasoline to electric cars, the growth of ride sharing and the arrival of […]

October 10 2016

Summer lull in Europe, Asia slowdown make for weak clean energy investment in third quarter

View this press release in PDF. View the downloadable fact pack here. Highlights of Q3 included two $1bn early-stage financings for Chinese electric vehicle companies    London and New York, 10 October 2016 – Global clean energy investment had its weakest quarter since 2013 between July and September this year, under the impact of a […]

August 22 2016

Rise of the electric vehicle to reverberate through other sectors

View this press release in PDF. Oil, electricity, retailing, tax collection, construction, dealer networks, city infrastructure and freight transport will all feel the impact of the EV revolution   London and New York, 22 August 2016 – As falling battery costs drive rapid growth in the electric car market between now and 2040, the impact […]

July 14 2016

Clean energy investment in 2016 undershoots last year’s record

View this press release in PDF. Investment slowdowns in China and Japan, as well as further reduction in the cost of solar, mean 2016 investment will fall well short of 2015’s upwardly revised $348.5bn London and New York, 14 July 2016 – Clean energy investment in the second quarter totaled $61.5bn, some 12% above the […]

June 12 2016

Coal and gas to stay cheap, but renewables still win race on costs

This year’s edition of BNEF’s long-term forecast sees $11.4 trillion investment in global power generation capacity over 25 years, with electric vehicles boosting electricity demand by 8% in 2040. London and New York, 13 June 2016 – Low prices for coal and gas are likely to persist, but will fail to prevent a fundamental transformation […]

April 19 2016

China lull behind quiet quarter for global clean energy investment

Global clean energy investment dropped in Q1 2016, despite mega-financings in UK and Norwegian wind, due to a slowdown in China and a dearth of public market equity raises London and New York, 19 April 2016 – Global clean energy investment in the first quarter of 2016 was $53.1bn, down 22% on Q4 2015’s $68.1bn […]


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