February 1 2016

Wind hits record: 62GW installed in 2015

China’s extraordinary growth beats analyst predictions with 29GW installed London and New York, 1 February 2016 – Global wind installs reached a record 62GW in 2014, with more than 4GW of offshore build. This represents over 25% growth from the previous year. Offshore wind installations were up more than four-fold from 2014, and more than […]

January 14 2016

Clean energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

View this press release in PDF. 2015 was also the highest ever for installation of renewable power capacity, with 64GW of wind and 57GW of solar PV commissioned during the year, an increase of nearly 30% over 2014. London and New York, 14 January 2016 – Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the US, […]

November 20 2015

Topping wealthier nations, key emerging markets attract record $126bn in clean energy investment

View this press release in PDF. Ahead of important round of climate talks, new study shows majority of 2014 clean energy investment, activity occurred in 55 developing nations London and Washington D.C., 23 November 2015 – Developing nations eclipsed the world’s wealthiest countries in 2014, attracting more clean energy investment and building more wind, solar, […]

November 3 2015

Bloomberg New Energy Finance hosts first-ever Asia Summit

Shanghai conference will focus on trade, technology and transition to a lower-carbon energy system Shanghai, 3 November 2015 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) welcomed hundreds of industry, finance and policy thought-leaders this morning to its first-ever APAC Summit, held at Shanghai’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. The two-day event titled “The Future of Energy” will address […]

October 7 2015

The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for clean energy investment

A 25% rise in investment in the US, and much larger jumps for Brazil and Chile, were among the highlights as global investment reached $70bn in the third quarter London and New York, 8 October 2015 – Worldwide investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies totalled $70bn in the third quarter of 2015, just 1% […]

October 5 2015

Wind and solar boost cost-competitiveness versus fossil fuels

Levelised cost of electricity analysis for H2 2015 shows onshore wind to be fully competitive against gas and coal in some parts of the world, while solar is closing the gap London and New York, 6 October 2015 – This year has brought a significant shift in the generating cost comparison between renewable energy and […]

August 11 2015

Australia’s 2030 emissions pledge in line with other OECD nations, but lacks the tools to deliver

Australia’s 2030 climate target is comparable in ambition to the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea and the EU. But additional policy measures will be required to meet Australia’s target. Sydney, 11 August 2015 The Australian government’s proposed emissions reduction target of 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030 is in line with the pledges made by […]

July 10 2015

Correction to Q2 2015 clean energy investment figures

  ** Due to a data upload issue, we initially omitted renewable energy deals that have significant impact on our numbers. Below is the updated, amended release. We regret the error and apologise for any inconvenience. **   Amended figure much stronger for second quarter, with first half of 2015 only slightly down on same period of […]

June 23 2015

Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity over next 25 years

BNEF’s forecast to 2040 sees $2.2 trillion boom in small-scale solar as consumers seize control of their power, and weaker growth in electricity demand, but prospects for the climate are bleak London and New York, 23 June 2015 – Global power generation will experience five dominant trends over the next 25 years, putting unprecedented pressure […]

June 2 2015

Tokyo too bullish on nuclear, too bearish on gas and solar

The Japanese government’s 26% emission reduction target is realistic but its proposed pathway is “wishful politics”, according to new research Tokyo, 2 June 2015 – Analysts at research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance have analysed the Japanese government’s long-term energy outlook and concluded that the figures it uses are neither in line with market trends […]


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