Editor's Blog: The net zero route map is clear - but are you ready for the journey of a lifetime?
Editor's Blog: The net zero route map is clear - but are you ready for the journey of a lifetime?
BusinessGreen

If, as David Wallace-Wells so memorably put it, climate change is worse, much worse, than you think, then the net zero transition is big, much bigger, than you think.

Michael Liebreich invents the sustainable future in Les Diablerets
Michael Liebreich invents the sustainable future in Les Diablerets
Le Temps

The former freestyle champion turned golden boy is now concerned about the fate of the Diablerets. As an expert in sustainable development, he runs the Ecovillages forum every year in the Vaud resort.

Michael Liebreich: «Las grandes empresas españolas están muy bien ubicadas ante la transición energética»
Michael Liebreich: «Las grandes empresas españolas están muy bien ubicadas ante la transición energética»
15/03/2019
ABC.es

An Interview with ABC.es The big Spanish companies are very well placed in the face of the energy transition...

When the owner of a Victorian house tried to make it more sustainable, he hit snags at every stage
When the owner of a Victorian house tried to make it more sustainable, he hit snags at every stage
15/03/2019
Financial Times - House & Homes

If anyone can pull off a green home renovation with the minimum of fuss, it should be Michael Liebreich.

Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity'
Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity'
01/03/2019
The Guardian

Exclusive: Students issue an open letter ahead of global day of action on 15 March, when young people are expected to strike across 50 nations

Australian headlines are designed to scare people into not acting on climate change
Australian headlines are designed to scare people into not acting on climate change
21/02/2019
The Guardian

As we head into another cycle of climate change politics beware the economic doomsayers.

The kids are alright
The kids are alright
15/02/2019
BusinessGreen

James Murray reflects on school strikes, theories of change, and vegan sausage rolls.

The Burning Question
The Burning Question
04/02/2019
BBC Business Daily

Climate Change: Can the world economy continue to grow without burning fossil fuels? Or do we all need to cut back on our consumption in order to save the planet?

Political noise will not drown out environment signals
Political noise will not drown out environment signals
22/01/2019
Financial Times

Will global climate co-operation survive pressure on the liberal democratic order?

Are the days of the private car really over?
Are the days of the private car really over?
10/01/2019
BBC News

A couple of months ago I wrote a wildly optimistic piece about how we've all probably bought our last cars.

The Electric Robotaxi Dream
The Electric Robotaxi Dream
10/01/2019
BBC Business Daily

Will we all abandon our cars in favour of self-driving taxi apps by the year 2030, or is this pure fantasy?

The Daily Caller
The Daily Caller
08/01/2019
News Foundation

The most popular climate paper of 2018 called for “collective human action” to keep global warming from turning Earth into a “hothouse,” according to media tracking data.

In 2018 the Australian government chased its energy tail. Here's a more hopeful story
In 2018 the Australian government chased its energy tail. Here's a more hopeful story
31/01/2019
The Guardian

While the federal government dithered, business, the states and the public took matters into their own hands to dramatically change the energy picture

The positive signal from COP24 is clear, and businesses are responding
The positive signal from COP24 is clear, and businesses are responding
17/12/2018
BusinessGreen

It is easy to feel deflated after another UN Climate Summit failed to deliver the ambitious pledges that are required, but read between the lines and the signals for business leaders are hugely encouraging

Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day
13/12/2018
Axios

As 1982 drew to a close, Men at Work were midway through a 15-week stretch atop the Billboard album charts with "Business as Usual." So they've got today's intro tune...

Climate Changed: Big Coal Wants You to Pay to Fix Its ProblemBig Coal Wants You to Pay to Fix Its Problem
Climate Changed: Big Coal Wants You to Pay to Fix Its ProblemBig Coal Wants You to Pay to Fix Its Problem
11/12/2019
Bloomberg

Fossil fuel producers may need $90 billion a year or more to spread carbon capture technology

Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
12/12/2018
Exponential View Podcast

Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

RWE sees no way past compensation for German coal exit
RWE sees no way past compensation for German coal exit
26/11/2018
Montel News

Germany will have to buy out utilities if it wants to speed up the pace of coal plant closures, RWE CEO Rolf Martin Schmitz told an energy conference in Berlin on Monday

Inflection Points & True Leadership In The EV Revolution
Inflection Points & True Leadership In The EV Revolution
19/11/2018
CleanTechnica

Zach interviewed Michael Liebreich, the founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, right after that projection. Lieberich highlighted that it was completely insane that they would project that the same price decrease we saw in 2 years we would see next over the course of ~22 years.

Video - Centre on Green Finance & Investment
Video - Centre on Green Finance & Investment
13/11/2018
OECD

One to watch: Michael Liebreich's keynote address at the OECD Centre on Green Finance & Investment 2018 Forum.

Tesla — Spaceship of a Revolution
Tesla — Spaceship of a Revolution
05/11/2018
CleanTechnica

Secondly, one of the key talking points automakers have long used to push back on cleaner car regulations is the claim that “consumers don’t want these cars.”

Not Joking: Why The Media Has Been Failing On Tesla, & Is It Turning A Corner?
Not Joking: Why The Media Has Been Failing On Tesla, & Is It Turning A Corner?
13/10/2018
CleanTechnica

There are certain topics we at CleanTechnica find so important that we cover them from multiple angles. It’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together to show the full picture.

10 stories to cheer you up in the wake of the IPCC 1.5C report
10 stories to cheer you up in the wake of the IPCC 1.5C report
09/10/2018
BusinessGreen

No.10. Project Bo comes online...

PRESS RELEASE - Liebreich Joins SDCL as Senior Advisor
PRESS RELEASE - Liebreich Joins SDCL as Senior Advisor
02/10/2018
SDCL

Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) is delighted to announce that Michael Liebreich has joined SDCL as a Senior Advisor, effective immediately.

Michael is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he conducts speaking and advisory assignments. He is also Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information on clean energy and transportation, which he founded in 2004 and sold to Bloomberg LP in 2009. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab. He serves on the UK Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment Advisory Board, and until recently was a board member of Transport for London.

Michael Liebreich said: “SDCL is at the forefront of some of today’s most exciting developments in energy and transport. Cheap generation of clean electricity is colliding with ubiquitous computing, communications, machine learning and financial processing to create unprecedented opportunities for companies to minimise energy costs and improve resilience while reducing their climate impact. SDCL is a world leader in bringing these solutions to market, and I very much look forward to helping them accelerate their growth.”

Jonathan Maxwell, Founder and Chief Executive of SDCL, said: “I am extremely excited to welcome Michael, a truly outstanding leader in the clean energy finance business, to our team. Michael’s expertise, vision and amazing network will help us drive our rapidly growing business, which is focused on efficient and decentralised generation and management of energy. So far we have developed and invested in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of projects; we believe we can grow by an order of magnitude.”

For more information:

Jo Jagger
Liebreich Associates
jo@liebreichassociates.com
+44 20 3051 6468

Keith Driver
SDCL
info@sdcl-ib.com
+44 20 7287 7700

SDCL Website: http://www.sdcl-ib.com/energy-efficiency-investments/

Heat, transport, storage, industry: Could hydrogen hold the key to decarbonisation?
Heat, transport, storage, industry: Could hydrogen hold the key to decarbonisation?
20/09/2018
BusinessGreen

Hydrogen economy offers big opportunities to decarbonise the UK but coordinated leadership from government and industry is needed, Policy Exchange report finds

Top Toyota expert throws cold water on the driverless car hype
Top Toyota expert throws cold water on the driverless car hype
20/09/2018
ThinkProgress

Despite the hype, the road to safe self-driving cars will be a long and winding one.

IEA Big IdEAs Speaker series - Video
IEA Big IdEAs Speaker series - Video
18/09/2018
IEA

Video: Michael Liebreich talks to Fatih Birol sharing insights on the future of clean energy.

The Age Of Electrification Has Arrived
The Age Of Electrification Has Arrived
17/09/2019
OilPrice.com

Electric vehicles continue to gain market share at an accelerating rate, but electrification could go even further, expanding into the realm of commercial trucking, marine travel and even to airplanes.

Had They Bet On Nuclear, Not Renewables, Germany & California Would Already Have 100% Clean Power
Had They Bet On Nuclear, Not Renewables, Germany & California Would Already Have 100% Clean Power
11/09/2018
Forbes

Had California and Germany invested $680 billion into new nuclear power plants instead of renewables like solar and wind farms, the two would already be generating 100% or more of their electricity from clean (low-emissions) energy sources, according to a new analysis by Environmental Progress.

Imagine if there was only one country that was very skilled in energy (Translated
Imagine if there was only one country that was very skilled in energy (Translated
06/09/2018
Dagens Næringsliv

In 2040, one third of the world's energy consumption will come from the sun and wind, according to renewed bishop Michael Liebreich. But it is not enough. - It will take 332 years before electricity is responsible for all energy consumption, he says (Translated)

Why there will always be a place for the office jerk
Why there will always be a place for the office jerk
08/07/2018
Financial Times

One of the most difficult people I ever worked with was a very clever newspaper journalist with a stunning knack for getting scoops.

POWER2DRIVE EUROPE CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL PREMIERE: CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS AND INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
POWER2DRIVE EUROPE CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL PREMIERE: CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS AND INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
28/06/2018
Altenergymag.com

One of the highlights took place on the eve of the exhibition — the Conference Opening keynote speech by Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK, which offered the large audience an in-depth and exciting look at the global trends on the road to a world of renewable energies.

The Smarter E Europe: The meeting point for the new energy world in Munich
The Smarter E Europe: The meeting point for the new energy world in Munich
25/06/2018
PV Magazine

With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, the launch of The smarter E Europe was a resounding success.

'Future-proof': Pivot Power unveils plans for £1.6bn battery-based EV charging network
'Future-proof': Pivot Power unveils plans for £1.6bn battery-based EV charging network
22/05/2018
BusinessGreen

The UK's fast expanding electric vehicle (EV) market could be about to receive a major boost, in the form of an ambitious £1.6bn plan to drastically extend the country's fast charging network

Are we really on the cusp of a 'hydrogen economy'?
Are we really on the cusp of a 'hydrogen economy'?
18/05/2018
BusinessGreen

Hydrogen is making headlines again, but is the excitement justified? Policy Exchange's Joshua Burke investigates

Video - Energy Disruptors Unite 2018
Video - Energy Disruptors Unite 2018
15/05/2018
Energy Disruptors

One to watch: Michael Liebreich's keynote address at the Energy Disruptors Unite 2018 Conference in Calgary.

Social investors see the light on clean energy for the poor
Social investors see the light on clean energy for the poor
10/05/2018
Reuters

LISBON/BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After learning that three babies died in a government hospital in the Sierra Leone city of Bo last November when a power cut switched off machinery keeping them alive, London-based energy adviser Michael Liebreich decided to act.

Solar Energy’s Dropping Costs Fuels Green Energy Investments
Solar Energy’s Dropping Costs Fuels Green Energy Investments
27/04/2018
The Green Optimistic

At the heart of the clean energy business there are the readily renewable options such as wind and solar (and marine tidal), requiring lesser construction related foundations, beyond equipment installation and operation than its counterparts...

Fossil fuel companies will be surpassed by renewable energy resources if they don’t make new investments
Fossil fuel companies will be surpassed by renewable energy resources if they don’t make new investments
16/04/2018
Daily Titan

For the past hundred years, fossil fuels have dominated the energy industry creating a juggernaut in Big Oil. However, the increased popularity of renewable energy indicates that if fossil fuel companies want to keep their grip on the market, investments in renewable energy are needed.

When Power is Life or Death
When Power is Life or Death
10/04/2018
Power 4 All

The founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael Liebreich, recently launched the Project Bo crowdsourcing campaign, triggered when he saw a tweet last year from Dr Niall Conroy of University College Dublin, who was working at a Sierra Leone hospital.

Heating, Hydrogen And Efficient Homes Will Be The Keys To 'Deep Decarbonization'
Heating, Hydrogen And Efficient Homes Will Be The Keys To 'Deep Decarbonization'
19/03/2018
Forbes

Renewable energy is now indisputably part of the mainstream electricity sector – part of what Michael Liebreich, the founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, calls “the new orthodoxy of the Three-Third World”.

Project Bo: Michael Liebreich launches life-saving £100,000 solar hospital campaign
Project Bo: Michael Liebreich launches life-saving £100,000 solar hospital campaign
13/02/2018
BusinessGreen

Charitable fund-raising drive aims to save babies lives by delivering solar and storage system to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Bo, Sierra Leone

Project Bo: £100,000 campaign to save babies’ lives through solar power
Project Bo: £100,000 campaign to save babies’ lives through solar power
13/02/2018
BDaily

On November 19, 2017 three babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Government Hospital in the city of Bo, Sierra Leone, died when a power shortage stopped their oxygen supply. Project Bo was established to ensure this never happens again.

Solar Panel Prices Continue Falling Quicker Than Expected (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)
Solar Panel Prices Continue Falling Quicker Than Expected (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)
11/02/2018
Cleantechnica

Solar power prices have been dropping faster than people expected, even faster than experts expected, and even faster than bullish experts expected.

Turnbull’s power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage
Turnbull’s power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage
06/02/2018
Renew Economy (Aus)

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has some front. On Monday, in the first Question Time of the parliamentary year, Turnbull was asked about the Greens’ proposal to buy back the grid and put a cap on returns to reduce prices.

Saudi Arabia makes up for lost time in clean energy race
Saudi Arabia makes up for lost time in clean energy race
26/01/2018
Arab News

LONDON: When Saudi Arabia announced its plan to embark on a program of renewable energy construction last year, the largest renewable energy project in the Kingdom was Saudi Aramco’s solar car park, according to Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the clean-energy research group.

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.

Electric, automated, on demand: What might city travel look like by 2030?
Electric, automated, on demand: What might city travel look like by 2030?
19/01/2018
BusinessGreen

A combination of digitisation, ever faster WiFi, and more advanced self-driving EVs could revolutionise green urban spaces - but how soon will this smart city vision be realised?

Why a driverless future will not arrive until 2025
Why a driverless future will not arrive until 2025
16/01/2018
TahaWulTech

Bloomberg New Energy Finance founder and Transport for London board member Michael Liebreich has told tahawultech.com why he believes a world of autonomous cars is currently a distant reality that must overcome urban challenges.

A year in energy: what we have learnt in 2017
A year in energy: what we have learnt in 2017
22/12/2017
Financial Times

Opec’s influence, bringing back coal and responses to climate change

Michael Liebreich shares his views on nuclear, solar, and the politics of energy
Michael Liebreich shares his views on nuclear, solar, and the politics of energy
22/12/2017
The Freeing Energy Project

Michael Liebreich is a really smart guy...

2017 showed the global clean energy revolution is unstoppable no matter what Trump does
2017 showed the global clean energy revolution is unstoppable no matter what Trump does
14/12/2017
ThinkProgress

The solar, wind, battery, and electric car “miracles” have gone mainstream.

No region left behind: Can the EU help coal regions navigate the low carbon transition?
No region left behind: Can the EU help coal regions navigate the low carbon transition?
11/12/2017
BusinessGreen

Ahead of the One Planet Summit the EU has sent an admirable message to those communities that risk losing out as a result of decarbonisation

ESB AND IIEA GATHER INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS TO SET OUT A VISION FOR IRELAND’S LOW CARBON FUTURE
ESB AND IIEA GATHER INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS TO SET OUT A VISION FOR IRELAND’S LOW CARBON FUTURE
23/11/2017
Irish Tech News

International and Irish energy experts are today exploring how Ireland can reduce its carbon emissions over the next decade, at a landmark Take Charge conference hosted by ESB and IIEA.

Oliver’s continues rollout of Tesla charging stations in restaurant car parks
Oliver’s continues rollout of Tesla charging stations in restaurant car parks
23/11/2017
StockHead

Bloomberg New Energy Futures predicted last year that electric cars would spur growth in food and retail developments around charging stations.

The 3 ways energy costs are crunching self-funded retirees: CIO
The 3 ways energy costs are crunching self-funded retirees: CIO
14/11/2017
NestEgg.com.au

Speaking in September, the founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael Liebreich said “many hundreds of billions” of investors’ dollars have been squandered due to investment decisions led by poor energy forecasts since September 2011.

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'
The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'
08/11/2017
The Guardian

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric airplanes

Climate peace in our time?
Climate peace in our time?
27/10/2017
Renew Economy (Aus)

On October 17, Australia’s federal government announced the bones of a new energy policy – the National Energy Guarantee – which seeks to (i) ensure reliability in the National Electricity Market and (ii) provide a credible approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar power crushes its own record for cheapest electricity ‘ever, anywhere, by any technology’
Solar power crushes its own record for cheapest electricity ‘ever, anywhere, by any technology’
20/10/2017
ThinkProgress

Prices for new solar power projects are falling so fast that the cheapest prices from 2016 have become the ceiling price for solar today.

IEA: Systematische Fehlprognosen
IEA: Systematische Fehlprognosen
17/10/2017
Klimaretter.info

Computermodelle sind nur so gut wie die Zahlen, mit denen man sie füttert. Beim Basisszenario der Internationalen Energieagentur IEA sind die Zahlen schlecht. Die IEA unterschätzt seit Jahren systematisch das Wachstum der Erneuerbaren – im schlimmsten Fall fällt das als selbsterfüllende Prophezeiung auf die Realität zurück.

With fast-charging, electric cars will soon match or beat gasoline cars in every respect
With fast-charging, electric cars will soon match or beat gasoline cars in every respect
17/10/2017
ThinkProgress

Amazon wants its drones to charge your electric car. Here’s why you won’t need them.

Coalition wrestles with internal demons on clean energy target
Coalition wrestles with internal demons on clean energy target
09/10/2017
Renew Economy (Aus)

Remember Gollum from Lord of the Rings? The Australian federal government is doing a pretty good impersonation of the twisted fictional character, as it wrestles with its own internal demons in trying to put together a credible energy policy, and possibly a clean energy target.

IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022
IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022
05/10/2017
Renew Economy (Aus)

The world’s renewable electricity capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, expanding 43% on today’s levels.

Report shows solar, wind on the march as China surges
Report shows solar, wind on the march as China surges
04/10/2017
Axios

A new International Energy Agency forecast this morning projects that worldwide renewable energy capacity will grow by another 43 percent over the next five years amid surging solar increases in China and other factors.

Hyperloops Are To HSR As Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Cars Are To Battery-Electric Cars
Hyperloops Are To HSR As Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Cars Are To Battery-Electric Cars
01/10/2017
CleanTechnica (Talk)

Michael Liebreich’s slidedeck for the recent BNEF Summit was, to use Zachary’s words, epic. I love his presentations too, and not just because the first girl I asked to marry me was a Liebreich. (No relation to Michael. She said no. I was 5. 😃 )

Faulty energy forecasts are costing investors 'hundreds of billions'
Faulty energy forecasts are costing investors 'hundreds of billions'
29/09/2017
NestEgg.com.au

Since September 2011, “many hundreds of billions” of investors’ dollars have been squandered due to investment decisions led by poor forecasts, an energy expert has said.

Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again
Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again
26/09/2017
Renew Economy (Aus)

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating, particularly given what former coal chief Ian Dunlop describes as the extraordinary stupidity of Australia’s energy debate:

The global importance of China’s oil imports
The global importance of China’s oil imports
25/09/2017
Financial Times

Security of flows will be an increasingly pressing worry as the country’s consumption rises

Nobody is going to make coal great again, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance founder
Nobody is going to make coal great again, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance founder
21/09/2017
ZME Science

With new technologies hitting the markets every day, renewables are becoming cheaper far faster than anyone anticipated. This trend puts clean energy in investors’ cross-hairs and spells the end of coal as the mainstay of power grids around the world.

Clean electricity revolution poised to steamroll fossil fuels as cost of renewables plunges
Clean electricity revolution poised to steamroll fossil fuels as cost of renewables plunges
20/09/2017
The Independent

'This is going to happen. Nobody is going to make coal great again,' says expert Michael Liebreich as green tech predicted to reap 86% of $10.2 trillion dollar power generation market by 2040

Tipping point for clean energy as ‘monster’ turbines arrive
Tipping point for clean energy as ‘monster’ turbines arrive
20/09/2017
Gulf Times

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market.
That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich estimated that clean energy will reap 86% of the $10.2tn likely to be invested in power generation by 2040.

Michael Liebreich State of the Industry Keynote at BNEF EMEA Summit 2017 (Video)
Michael Liebreich State of the Industry Keynote at BNEF EMEA Summit 2017 (Video)
19/09/2017
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich, BNEF Chairman of the Advisory Board, gives his much-anticipated ‘state of the clean energy industry’ keynote at BNEF’s Future of Energy EMEA Summit in London, September 2017. View the presentation slides or the related opinion piece.

Bank of America claims climate work has bumped US GDP by $14.8bn
Bank of America claims climate work has bumped US GDP by $14.8bn
19/09/2017
BusinessGreen

Banking giant says its $12.6bn environmental business programme supports almost 40,000 jobs and has avoided 2.37 million metric tonnes of CO2 being emitted in 2016 alone

Company Update (NYSE:BAC): Bank of America Corp Report Showcases Positive Impacts of $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative
Company Update (NYSE:BAC): Bank of America Corp Report Showcases Positive Impacts of $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative
18/09/2017
Smarter Analyst

“Bank of America has shown leadership with its long-term commitment to environmental finance,” said Michael Liebreich, chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The Tories should embrace electric cars and make them a green capitalist triumph
The Tories should embrace electric cars and make them a green capitalist triumph
22/08/2017
The Telegraph

In 1911, Winston Churchill, the new First Lord of the Admiralty, began to switch the navy’s most powerful battleships from coal to oil power.

Sparking change: what Tesla's Model 3 could mean for electric utilities
Sparking change: what Tesla's Model 3 could mean for electric utilities
09/08/2017
Utility Dive

Tesla recently announced delivery of the first 30 production units of its Model 3 electric vehicle (EV). EV technology has generated plenty of buzz in the electric utility industry over the past decade and, with last week’s announcement, it would appear that projections of a significant market presence for EVs could give way to rapid growth.

The EV bandwagon is accelerating, but is it unstoppable?
The EV bandwagon is accelerating, but is it unstoppable?
02/08/2017
Renew Economy (Aus)

So there you have it: first Norway and the Netherlands, then France and now the U.K. have all stated their intent to phase out conventional petrol and diesel cars once and for all. For those who have been following the progress of electric vehicles, these developments have been a long time coming.

UK to ban gas and diesel cars by 2040
UK to ban gas and diesel cars by 2040
26/07/2017
ThinkProgress

Electric cars will soon be as cheap as gas ones, “signaling economic turmoil for oil-exporting countries.”

Electric vehicle sales set to smash expectations as 'momentous inflection point' nears
Electric vehicle sales set to smash expectations as 'momentous inflection point' nears
06/07/2017
BusinessGreen

Influential analyst firm BNEF upgrades EV adoption forecasts, tipping them to make up 54 per cent of new car sales by 2040

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.

Solar and wind tipping points: One down and one to go
Solar and wind tipping points: One down and one to go
28/06/2017
Renew Economy (Aus)

In the last 10 days, I have been travelling around North America presenting to senior executives from energy companies, policy-makers and investors a long-term forecast for the world’s electricity system that would have been seen as wildly fanciful just a decade ago. And that’s putting it politely.

Renewable Energy Investing in the Age of Fossil Fuel Extinction
Renewable Energy Investing in the Age of Fossil Fuel Extinction
19/06/2017
Energy & Capital

Liebreich is the founder of Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance, and his analysis of the clean energy industry is the most accurate you can find. So every year, when the latest New Energy Finance “New Energy Outlook” is released, I rush to get my hands on it. This year was no different.

Solar And Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More
Solar And Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More
16/06/2017
Fast Company

But they still need a lot more investment if we’re going to make a dent in climate change.

How should world leaders punish Trump for pulling out of Paris accord?
How should world leaders punish Trump for pulling out of Paris accord?
15/06/2017
The Guardian

The international community must show Trump, and any other leaders that may follow suit, that other core diplomatic goals – such as Nato funding – will depend on honouring their climate commitments

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.

Beyond Lighting: New Year, New Breakthroughs
Beyond Lighting: New Year, New Breakthroughs
15/12/2016
Power 4 All

2016 has set the scene for what Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, has termed a new ‘green revolution’ in efficiency and appliances.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clean energy guru sees more corporate renewables purchases
Clean energy guru sees more corporate renewables purchases
20/01/2016
Smart Energy Decisions

It’s the time of year for 2016 predictions, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Chairman of the Advisory Board, Michael Liebreich, anticipates corporations will continue their trend toward directly sourcing renewable energy to power their organizations.

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 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.

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’.

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.