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, […]

May 17 2018

2H 2017 Wind O&M Price Index

The average price for full-service O&M agreements signed in 2017 equaled $20,800/MW/yr. Tier 2 IPPs and utilities access the lowest pricing at $20,122 per MW/yr and $21,169 per MW/yr.  Due to their size, large players have tended to be price makers while smaller asset owners with 500MW or less have been price takers. The O&M Price […]

May 9 2018

2H 2017 Wind Turbine Price Index

The price of wind turbines set for delivery in 2H 2017 averaged $990,000 per MW according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Wind Turbine Price Index. Prices broke through the $1 million per MW barrier largely due to competitive pricing in established markets of Western Europe and North America. The Wind Turbine Price Index tracks turbine supply agreements […]

April 26 2018

Utilities Go In-House as Digital Payoffs Become Clear

As the potential savings from digital technologies in the energy sector become clearer, more utilities are looking to take control. A recent BNEF study found that utilities are often bringing digital platforms in-house, and not just relying on third-parties for new techniques and services. It is fair to ask why utilities would do this: developing […]

April 10 2018

Electric Buses in Cities: Driving Towards Cleaner Air and Lower CO2

Key findings in the report, Electric Buses in Cities: Driving Towards Cleaner Air and Lower CO2, authored by BNEF on behalf of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, highlight e-buses’ competitiveness with conventional diesel and CNG fueled buses.  Air quality is a growing concern in many urban environments and has direct health implications for residents. […]

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