October 10 2017

Japan’s Hydrogen Goals Need More Than Panasonic Fuel Cells

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Japan’s residential fuel cell installed base: 220,000 units Japan’s 2020 residential fuel cell target: 1.4 million units Japan residential fuel cell cumulative installations Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Note: Years are Japanese fiscal year running from April through March. ‘Expected’ represents BNEF’s […]

October 5 2017

Clean energy investment – 3Q 2017 trends

Firm third quarter suggests global clean energy investment for the whole of 2017 may slightly exceed 2016’s total of $287.5 billion. Seven giant wind projects, each costing between $600 million and $4.5 billion, and spread between the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Germany, China and Australia, helped global clean energy investment to jump 40% year-on-year in […]

October 3 2017

Wind Turbine Prices in U.S. Plummet Faster Than Globally

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Price falls well below $1 million per megawatt Looming end of tax credit beckons turbine-maker competition United States and global wind turbine prices by delivery date   Note: Price of contract is calculated on day of signing and quoted by date of delivery. […]

September 26 2017

Green Bond Issuance Will Soon Pass $100 billion in 2017

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Over $96 billion of green bonds have been issued this year Another $39 billion of green bonds are expected by year-end Annual green bond issuance by issuer/bond type Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance  Annual green bond issuance will hit triple digits for […]

September 13 2017

Global LNG Outlook 2017

September 12 2017

Power Prices May Scale New Heights

By Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s European Power Transition team. This article first appeared in BNEF’s ‘EU Power Weekly’ publication, available to clients on the web and on the Bloomberg Terminal. Europe might be facing another expensive winter. Two factors point to that risk. EDF’s French reactors are again under investigation, and gas storage levels are […]

September 5 2017

Better Turbines Boost Harvest From Wind Farms

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Improving wind turbine performance delivers cheaper power Average capacity factors now around 37%, up from 25% in 1993 Improving onshore wind capacity factors  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance  The cost of energy from onshore wind has been tumbling in recent years, in […]

August 29 2017

Ending Nuclear Means Germany Likely to Miss Emissions Goal

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Decision after Fukushima disaster has helped coal plants Chance of more government action grows as 2020 target looms German nuclear, coal generation and emissions  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance  Germany’s nuclear phaseout, brought about by Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2011 after the […]

August 22 2017

Small-Scale Solar Will Displace $2B of U.S. Power by 2025

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Solar on U.S. homes and businesses will grow 10% a year Ratio of small-scale solar and battery capacity to total installed capacity Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance By 2025, over $2 billion worth of U.S. electricity production will change hands from traditional generators to small-scale generation […]

August 14 2017

Traders Will Get Access to $500 Billion China Power Market

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. China commercial, industrial power use more than all of U.S. China State Grid Corporation controls 70 percent of market Potential size of China electricity spot market vs. U.S. Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China Electricity Council China’s power market deregulation opens up retail […]

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