Liebreich: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the Electric Remake
Liebreich: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the Electric Remake
13/09/2018
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

BNEF Senior Contributor Michael Liebreich explains how electrification is set to sweep across transport sectors, its effects including changes to the economic geography of nations.

Why Mariana Mazzucato is wrong about the ‘entrepreneurial state’
Why Mariana Mazzucato is wrong about the ‘entrepreneurial state’
22/06/2018
Unherd

The world is facing a number of very grave threats – climate change, air and ocean pollution, organised crime, cyber-threats, antibiotic resistance, pandemics, cancer, dementia, road deaths, persistent poverty and so on – all of which demand some form of intervention and leadership by the state. What is at issue is the way in which the state should intervene.

Liebreich: Vicar of Bray or Sunset Ride – Oil & Gas Faces a Decision
Liebreich: Vicar of Bray or Sunset Ride – Oil & Gas Faces a Decision
29/05/2018
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Oil and gas companies are not the only ones facing a crucial decision between Vicar of Bray and Sunset Ride in the face of the transitions to clean energy and transport.

The five jobs of the scaleup CEO
The five jobs of the scaleup CEO
05/04/2018
Medium

There are five jobs on which the scaleup CEO really needs to focus, and only five. All the rest is noise. Here I explain why, based on my experience building New Energy Finance.

Liebreich: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization
Liebreich: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization
13/03/2018
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

In my BNEF Summit keynote in London last September, I talked about how far clean energy and transport had come over the last fifteen years. Where renewable energy used to be dismissed as “alternative”, I talked about the “new orthodoxy” of what I called the Three-Third World: by 2040 one third of global electricity will be generated from wind and solar; one third of vehicles on the road will be electric; and the world’s economy will produce one third more GDP from every unit of energy.

Michael Liebreich to join Ignite Power Advisory Board
Michael Liebreich to join Ignite Power Advisory Board
23/01/2018
EIN Presswire

Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Liebreich to its advisory board to further strengthen the company's strategic growth and scale up.

$10 a barrel for oil? The age of the electric car is closer than you think
$10 a barrel for oil? The age of the electric car is closer than you think
14/11/2017
Unherd

Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Yamani famously predicted that “the Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”

In Energy and Transportation, Stick it to the Orthodoxy!
In Energy and Transportation, Stick it to the Orthodoxy!
27/09/2017
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Those of you who attended this month’s Bloomberg New Energy Finance EMEA Summit in London will have witnessed “Breaking Clean”, the last of my State of the Industry keynotes.

What Trump is really doing in Poland
What Trump is really doing in Poland
06/07/2017
Citywire

Interview: Michael Liebreich gave Citywire his take on what the president's Warsaw trip signals ahead of G20 talks this week.

WannaCry: the wake-up call we all needed
WannaCry: the wake-up call we all needed
18/05/2017
Prospect

Time to get serious about cyber safety.

Podcast - Costing The Earth: Insulation for the Nation
Podcast - Costing The Earth: Insulation for the Nation
25/04/2017
BBC Radio 4

Talking to Tom Heap at his 'power station' in Notting Hill, Michael Liebreich thinks we should think big: renovating all our homes could mean that we don't need big new power stations like Hinkley.

House of Lords energy report slammed as ‘confused’ and ‘misleading’
House of Lords energy report slammed as ‘confused’ and ‘misleading’
24/02/2017
Carbon Brief

Michael Liebreich talks to Simon Evans about the UK energy policy's series of failures, in a new report from the House of Lords economic affairs committee.

Liebreich and McCrone: The shift to ‘base-cost’ renewables: 10 predictions for 2017
Liebreich and McCrone: The shift to ‘base-cost’ renewables: 10 predictions for 2017
18/01/2017
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

When Christopher Columbus and the other great explorers undertook their epic voyages of discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries, they navigated a world of extraordinary risks....

It's a new year and time to face reality
It's a new year and time to face reality
01/01/2017
BusinessGreen

A cleverly written personal piece published by BusinessGreen, Michael Liebreich reflects on the startling similarities between the arguments for and against the low carbon transition

Podcast - Costing The Earth: America's Energy Independence
Podcast - Costing The Earth: America's Energy Independence
22/11/2016
BBC Radio 4

Michael Liebreich talks to Tom Heap about New US President elect Donald Trump being a climate change denier, and so what does his rise to power mean for the environment?

Will we miss the Department for Energy and Climate Change?
Will we miss the Department for Energy and Climate Change?
15/11/2016
Prospect

Not if low-carbon transformation is at the heart of the government’s industrial strategy.

Trump's influence on the future of clean energy is less clear than you think
Trump's influence on the future of clean energy is less clear than you think
12/11/2016
The Guardian

The president-elect is a political novice whose energy plan doesn’t account for the economic reality of coal and renewable energy.

Peak Renewable Energy Investment Seen Holding Back Climate Fight
Peak Renewable Energy Investment Seen Holding Back Climate Fight
02/11/2016
Bloomberg

An Article written by Bloomberg Journalist, Iain Wilson - Quoting Michael Liebreich's Energy Outlook from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance APAC Summit, Nov 2016.

Podcast - Costing The Earth: The British Countryside after Brexit
Podcast - Costing The Earth: The British Countryside after Brexit
18/10/2016
BBC Radio 4

Michael Liebreich talks about visions for the future of the British countryside after Brexit.

Hinkley go-ahead has killed our industrial strategy
Hinkley go-ahead has killed our industrial strategy
19/09/2016
Reaction

History will judge Theresa May harshly for not killing this train-wreck of a project when she had the chance.

Je suis un 'Brexiter' aussi convaincu qu’atypique
Je suis un 'Brexiter' aussi convaincu qu’atypique
16/09/2016
24Heures Swiss

Interview: Green Entrepreneur and London Conservative supporter, Michael Liebreich, analyses the situation in the UK and discusses the European Summit which opens today in Bratislana.

Londoners in 2050 won't need cars. They'll be living in an app-powered eco-capital
Londoners in 2050 won't need cars. They'll be living in an app-powered eco-capital
12/09/2016
The Telegraph

The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t just mean the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are.

3 Trends in decentralised renewables and a Revolution
3 Trends in decentralised renewables and a Revolution
02/09/2016
Power for All

Power for All caught up with Michael Liebreich to ask his predictions for the future of decentralised renewables and energy access.

The electric vehicle revolution
The electric vehicle revolution
01/09/2016
Prospect

All parts of the economy will be affected by this technology by Michael Liebreich & Angus McCrone.

The case for Hinkley Point C has collapsed: It’s time to scrap it
The case for Hinkley Point C has collapsed: It’s time to scrap it
28/07/2016
CityAM

Assuming its unions have not succeeded in stopping it, the board of EDF is today expected to wave through a decision on Hinkley C, the first new nuclear power station in the UK for 20 years and, at £18bn, the world’s most expensive power station.

Clean and green energy get down to business
Clean and green energy get down to business
14/06/2016
Raconteur

UK power of the future increasingly looks green as the renewable energy sector gains backing from businesses signing up to sustainable electricity generation.

Clean energy guru touts the power of diversity
Clean energy guru touts the power of diversity
10/04/2016
USA Today

For the makers of solar, wind and other forms of clean energy, the future looks bright, with all-time-high investments and expanding markets throughout the world.

Presentation: Michael Liebreich's Keynote Speech at BNEF Summit 2016
Presentation: Michael Liebreich's Keynote Speech at BNEF Summit 2016
05/04/2016
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich, chairman of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance advisory board, speaks about energy technologies and markets at the BNEF "Future of Energy" Summit in New York.

The country is not just committed to improving its own performance, but to playing a leadership role in the Mena region and the world
The country is not just committed to improving its own performance, but to playing a leadership role in the Mena region and the world
19/01/2016
Gulf News

Let me start with an admission. When I first heard about Abu Dhabi’s Masdar initiative, I was sceptical. Abu Dhabi, blossoming from the desert because of the bounty of its oil, was championing renewable energy? The UAE, one of the least resource-efficient countries in the world, wanted to be a clean energy leader?

Podcast: Climate Countdown
Podcast: Climate Countdown
05/12/2015
BBC World Service

As the world gathers in Paris (COP21) to hammer out measures which all hope will slow the rise in global temperatures, In the Balance is in the city to debate the role of big business and big finance in what happens.

IEA talks Energy Transition, but still low-balls future growth of wind and solar
IEA talks Energy Transition, but still low-balls future growth of wind and solar
10/11/2015
PV Magazine

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2015 acknowledges the increasing importance of non-hydro renewable energy, but retains unrealistically pessimistic estimates of cost reduction and future market growth.

Interview - A place in the sun
Interview - A place in the sun
04/08/2015
ABB Review Technical Journal: P. 10-15

This progress is not going to stop. Solar power is now seeing costs in the 6 to 8 cents/kWh range for good projects, before any subsidies. The cheapest we have seen is 5.84 cents/kWh on a project announced this year in Dubai. Solar electricity has moved from the era of 50 cents/kWh to 30 cents, to 20 cents, to 10 cents and now below even that.

Michael Liebreich: On energy, Europe and Brexit
Michael Liebreich: On energy, Europe and Brexit
17/07/2015
Bright Blue Centre Right Magazine P. 23

Over the past few years, there has been a divide within the Conservative family over energy. I have described
it before as Roundheads vs Cavaliers.

Michael Liebreich wins British Renewables Energy Judges Award 2015
Michael Liebreich wins British Renewables Energy Judges Award 2015
19/06/2015
Renewable Energy Association

Michael Liebreich was awarded the most prestigious accolade, the British Renewable Energy Judges Award 2015, an award specifically created by the judging panel to recognise outstanding contribution to renewables.

Dear Cameron, here are 7 energy & environment challenges you must address
Dear Cameron, here are 7 energy & environment challenges you must address
19/05/2015
Londonlovesbusiness

From floods to fracking. Within weeks after the General Election, David Cameron’s new Cabinet are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work on their in-boxes.

Podcast: Why Renewables Can’t Be Stopped
Podcast: Why Renewables Can’t Be Stopped
24/04/2015
Greentech Media

The Energy Gang talks with clean energy investment guru Michael Liebreich.

Special Report: Let there be light
Special Report: Let there be light
17/01/2015
The Economist

Thanks to better technology and improved efficiency, energy is becoming cleaner and more plentiful—whatever the price of oil.

We’re fighting the wrong fights over energy subsidies
We’re fighting the wrong fights over energy subsidies
05/07/2012
Grist

4th and final part of a four-part interview.

The Future of Solar
The Future of Solar
05/07/2012
Grist

Part 3 of a four-part interview.

Coal and China: Bad, but Maybe not as Bad as you Think
Coal and China: Bad, but Maybe not as Bad as you Think
03/07/2012
Grist

Part 2 of a four-part interview.

The New Fossil-Fuel Glut: Less Glutty than you Think
The New Fossil-Fuel Glut: Less Glutty than you Think
02/07/2012
Grist

Part 1 of a four-part interview.

Renewables Will Widen Investor Enthusiasm
Renewables Will Widen Investor Enthusiasm
01/06/2012
FT

“Big wind farms in breezy locations such as the Great Plains in the US are now completely competitive with new coal-fired power stations.” By 2016, “the average wind farm in the US won’t need a subsidy at all”.

Advocates for renewables need to change their messaging, BNEF founder says
Advocates for renewables need to change their messaging, BNEF founder says
17/04/2012
Renewable Energy Magazine

If this interview seems extraordinarily frank, it’s because I thought it was a background briefing and the journo didn’t tell me he was recording. It is basically a transcript of what I said in a long telephone conversation. But I like it – it contains some gems. Make sure you read parts 1 and 2.

Pinstripe Greens
Pinstripe Greens
04/11/2011
FT

Can you save the planet and make money at the same time? Meet the new generation of entrepreneurs making millions – even billions – from ‘clean tech’.

Road to Rio+20: Time to Reflect, Refocus, Reinvigorate
Road to Rio+20: Time to Reflect, Refocus, Reinvigorate
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Michael wrote this piece about a year ahead of Rio+20, the 2012 Summit on Sustainable Development. He argued that Rio should focus on three things: making sustainability relevant to all by focusing it on resource efficiency; accelerating the transition that is anyway happening in the energy sector; and figuring out realistic ways to unlock large climate finance at scale. He knew he was whistling into the wind, but hey, he enjoys writing.

Biofuels and Fuel Prices
Biofuels and Fuel Prices
08/05/2008
New York Times

In a new study, New Energy Finance, an energy consultancy in London, shows that biofuels do have an effect on food prices but that this effect may not be quite as significant as some people think.

Playing Games with the Planet
Playing Games with the Planet
27/09/2007
Economist

A version of the “prisoner’s dilemma” may suggest ways to break through the Kyoto impasse. The Economist Magazine devotes a whole page to my white paper on game theory and climate change.