November 9 2018

U.S. Coal Plant Retirements Near All-Time High

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. 16 gigawatts of U.S. coal-fired power plants retired in 2018 U.S. coal power capacity has fallen by a third since 2010 Twenty U.S. coal-fired power plants have closed or are expected to close by year-end, making 2018 the top year for coal retirements since environmental […]

November 5 2018

U.K. Will Go With Carbon Tax If There Is No Deal On Brexit

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. The no-deal carbon tax would be 16 pounds per metric ton All options remain on the table in case of a deal on the EU The U.K. announced in its budget that it will introduce a carbon tax in ‘the unlikely event’ that the EU […]

October 29 2018

Technology Trends: IoT, Cloud Computing and Blockchain

By Claire Curry Head of Emerging Technology BloombergNEF Trends in technology have the potential to disrupt and radically transform industries. These developments fuel a push toward innovation and force companies to move quickly to avoid complacency. The energy industry provides an excellent example, with established utilities and new energy start-ups alike looking for ways to […]

October 22 2018

India Discusses Ideas to Smooth Flow of Finance to Renewables

By Angus McCrone, Chief Editor, Bloomberg NEF There is a paradox when it comes to India and its renewable energy sector. On the one hand, the country has impressive successes to point to – our analysts expect India to install 2.9GW of onshore wind this year, and as much as 10.8GW of PV, confirming it […]

September 17 2018

Green Bond Issuance Exceeds $100 Billion for 3rd Year

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Green Bonds Toll has recorded $100.7 billion so far in 2018 Uncertainty over whether $173 billion record will be broken The Bloomberg NEF Green Bonds Tool has recorded total issuance of $100.7 billion so far in 2018. August was the quietest month in over two […]

September 4 2018

Global Electricity Demand to Increase 57% by 2050

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. China and India will be the centers of growth Electric Vehicles to account for 9% of demand by 2050 Global electricity demand will reach around 38,700 terawatt-hours by 2050 from 25,000 terawatt-hours in 2017, driving new investment in power generating capacity, according to our New […]

August 30 2018

Cumulative Global EV Sales Hit 4 Million

Cumulative passenger EV sales are set to hit 4 million this week.  This includes battery electric passenger vehicles and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles. If we include e-buses, the 4 million milestone was reached at the beginning of July. The time needed to reach each consecutive million EVs sold has shrunk from 17 months for the […]

August 29 2018

BNEF Executive Forum: The Future of Energy and Mobility in India

A Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) event, in partnership with BNEF’s first Executive Forum was held in Delhi on July 6, 2018, with a focus on disruption in the energy and transport industries. The event, hosted by Jon Moore, CEO of BNEF, convened thought leaders and CEOs from India’s leading oil, gas, power, auto and technology companies […]

August 21 2018

India’s EV Push to Focus on E-Buses, Taxis, Three Wheelers

India’s efforts to support electric vehicles are likely to center more on public transport and “fleet operations” such as taxis and three-wheelers. This will be at the expense of private vehicles, according to our 3Q Global Electrified Transport Market Outlook. “We remain optimistic on India’s e-bus market, but do not expect large numbers of passenger […]

August 20 2018

Irish Green Auctions Too Little, Too Late for 2020 Target

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. First substantial renewable energy subsidy since 2015 Clean energy investment has plateaued in the interval The Irish cabinet has approved the overall design of the forthcoming renewable support program. Despite the government’s aims, Bloomberg NEF doesn’t expect the auction system to be sufficient to enable […]


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