March 11 2019

Japan’s Love Affair with Coal is Over but Marriage is Not

Despite the pushback against new build, Japan remains committed to coal, which is set to generate a third of the country's power in 2030.

March 6 2019

IMO 2020: Global Shipping, Oil Refiners Brace for Sea Change

The international marine fleet underpins the system of world trade and consumes around one in every 20 barrels of oil. Shipping industry emissions are significant, with the world’s merchant fleet emitting more CO2 each year than Germany. From the start of 2020, International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules come into force that limit the sulfur content […]

March 5 2019

A Behind the Scenes Take on Lithium-ion Battery Prices

Automakers and policy makers are increasingly voicing their belief that the passenger vehicle of the future will be powered (partially or fully) by electricity. There remains, however, a lack of consensus on the timing and speed of the transition, in large part due to differing opinions on current and future lithium-ion batteries.

February 11 2019

War on Plastics May Stunt Oil Demand Growth Projections

Projections of growth in oil demand led by petrochemicals are by no means a sure thing, Richard Chatterton, Head of Oil Demand, BNEF.

February 5 2019

Social Bond Market Tops $11 Billion as Financials Wake Up

The market for social bonds climbed 41 percent to $11.1 billion last year, according to BloombergNEF research.

January 24 2019

On-Site Solar is a Cost Saver and a Hedge on Energy Prices for African Businesses

With its immense energy deficit and crumbling infrastructure, Sub-Saharan Africa could be fertile ground for solar developers. Still, despite high hopes and years of effort, the region’s solar market has struggled to grow.

January 22 2019

Australia to Be Largest Residential Storage Market in 2019

State governments in Australia are getting behind residential storage – solidifying Australia as one of the most attractive markets in the world.

January 16 2019

Transition in Energy, Transport – 10 Predictions for 2019

BNEF’s 10 Predictions for 2019, encompassing clean energy generally, solar and wind, battery storage, electric vehicles, U.S. natural gas, international LNG, oil markets, digitalization, and energy in China.

December 17 2018

GE’s Digital Division Spin-Off Could Lead To Other Industrials Following Suit, Looking For Sustained Growth

General Electric has announced it will launch a new, independent, industrial IoT company in 2019, in which it will place all GE Digital, GE Power Digital, and Predix products. This new business will provide software to GE, GE software customers, and new customers.

December 14 2018

Expensive Oil, LNG Point to Mexico Power Plant Investment Thesis

Foreign and domestic investors are eyeing opportunities to undercut the high costs of incumbent generators in Mexico.


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