August 15 2018

U.S. Utility Investment is Booming, but Sales Are Not Keeping Up

One of our latest reports highlights a divide between the growth of U.S. utility investments and the sales that pay for them.   A booming market U.S. utility investment has been on a tear. In 2016, regulated utilities invested $73.5 billion in property, plant and equipment, more than twice in real terms what they spent […]

August 9 2018

Corporations Already Purchased Record Clean Energy Volumes in 2018, and It’s Not an Anomaly

A new report from Bloomberg NEF shows that corporations have already purchased 7.2GW of clean energy globally in 2018 through July, shattering the previous record of 5.4GW for the whole of 2017. Companies have now signed long-term contracts to purchase solar and wind in 28 markets, and the number of industries involved in clean energy […]

August 7 2018

Digital Tech and industrial IoT Startups Raise $2.3bn in H1 2018

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. $434m raised by industrial cybersecurity in June Investors include Microsoft, BP Ventures, Samsung NEXT   June 2018 saw $668 million invested by the venture capital and private equity community into industrial digital technologies. This is almost triple what was raised in April or May, and […]

August 2 2018

World Reaches 1,000GW of Wind and Solar, Keeps Going

Bloomberg NEF data indicate that the world has attained the landmark figure of 1TW of wind and solar generation capacity installed. We estimate that the second terawatt of wind and solar will arrive by mid-2023 and cost 46% less than the first. New output from the BNEF database shows that there were 1,013GW of wind […]

July 30 2018

How the World’s Governments are Approaching Earth-Friendly Investing

This article first appeared on Bloomberg View and the Bloomberg Terminal. By Nathaniel Bullard and Daniel Shurey. Green bonds are a fast-growing financial instrument, with annual issuances of less than a billion dollars a decade ago having grown to more than $170 billion last year. They’re increasingly popular as a way to fund environmentally friendly infrastructure, energy efficiency and […]

July 23 2018

Electric Vehicles Edging Out Gas-powered Ones in India

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Electric three-wheelers cheaper than gas-based units Electric taxis and buses to be competitive by 2025-27   Timeline of EV cost parity in India versus NGV Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) – mostly used for public transport in India – are seeing stiff competition from electric vehicles. […]

July 2 2018

China Remains Largest Country-source of Green Bonds, with $30 Billion Issuances in 2017

Chinese global issuance of green bonds declined 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to data tracked and tagged by Bloomberg. Issuers continued to be large, state-owned financial institutions but participation is growing from corporations and municipalities. With monetary policy and lending rules expected to tighten across the Chinese economy in 2018, BNEF […]

June 25 2018

NEO 2018: Presentation at CSIS

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, New Energy Outlook (NEO) lead author Seb Henbest presented on the NEO 2018 findings at the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) Headquarters in Washington DC, followed by a Q&A and discussion hosted by Francis O’Sullivan, Senior Associate at CSIS. View recording Visit the New Energy Outlook (NEO) page to learn more about […]

June 1 2018

Hey Google, How’s Grandma? Japanese Utilities Get Creative

Utilities offer remote electricity monitoring to lower churn One system connects to smart speakers such as Google Home   Example of electricity monitoring offered by Japan’s electric utilities To prevent further erosion of their residential customer base, five Japanese electric utilities offer to monitor a family member’s real-time electricity usage with artificial intelligence. The service, […]

June 1 2018

Economics of U.S. Shale Oil Production

U.S. oil output has boomed since 2014 as drillers have increased their use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, making the nation one of the world’s top three producers, as seen in BNEF’s JODI data LiveSheet (clients can access the LiveSheet here).  Drillers have also gotten more efficient, extracting more oil from wells for less money. As a result, […]


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