July 7 2017

U.S. Utilities Offer Multiple Electric Car Charging Rates

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Over 25 utilities offer special tariffs for electric cars Charging rates are up to 95 percent lower at night EV charging tariffs for selected U.S. utilities (*) Indicates charging is discouraged. Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Major U.S. utilities such as PG&E Corp., DTE Energy Co. and […]

July 6 2017

Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017

July 3 2017

Adding Solar to Wind Farms Lights Up Project Returns

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Solar equity IRR around 10% in southern U.S. states Project yields and NPV dramatically improved Solar fills the supply gaps when the wind is not blowing Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Renewable energy project developers and owners are increasingly looking to co-locating wind and […]

June 27 2017

Long-Range EV Market Is Set to Get More Crowded by 2020

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. 120 pure EV models will be on the market by 2020 Demand set to rise as electric options increase Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance The number of EV models available on the market is rising quickly. The first generation of battery electric vehicles were […]

June 26 2017

NEO 2017: Presentation at CSIS

On Wednesday 21 June, New Energy Outlook (NEO) lead authors Seb Henbest and Elena Giannakopoulou presented on the NEO 2017 findings at the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) Headquarters in Washington DC, followed by a Q&A and discussion hosted by Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow at CSIS.   View recording   Download slides  

June 23 2017

Electric Cars to Reach Price Parity by 2025

Falling battery costs set to reshape the auto industry Profit difficult in next three years, except for luxury cars U.S. medium segment vehicle price estimates Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Note: Estimated pre-tax retail prices Automakers planning to sell electric cars between now and 2020 will struggle to make a profit, as electric vehicles will […]

June 19 2017

Rapid Growth in Data Centers a Boon for Lithium Batteries

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Data centers now rely on lead-based batteries for back-up BNEF estimates lithium will capture 33% market share by 2025 Annual data center lithium-ion penetration in North America and Europe, 2016-25 (GWh) Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Data centers are the major purchasers of lead-based […]

June 15 2017

New Energy Outlook 2017

June 12 2017

Utilities See Value in Storage Alongside PV, and Will Pay

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Hawaii co-operative turns to storage to integrate renewables Solar plus storage PPAs are falling but system setups vary Solar plus storage levelized costs of electricity (LCOEs), with varying solar to storage power output ratios Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Note: These all assume 30% […]

June 6 2017

Mother Nature’s Merit Order: Fuel Economics Trump Policy

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Carbon emissions are a factor for every U.S. power generator Coal-to-gas switch mitigates more CO2 than gas-to-renewables U.S. power generators ranked by emissions factor (tCO2e/MWh) Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Economics, not policy, has been the most potent force in decarbonizing U.S. […]

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