The five jobs of the scaleup CEO

April 5, 2018

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.

Read More

BNEF: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization

March 13, 2018

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 […]

Read More

White Paper: Six Design Principles for the Power Markets of the Future

June 15, 2017

The world is entering an era of “base-cost renewables”, when the cheapest source of incremental power generation in most countries will be ultra-cheap renewables. Does that doesn’t mean policy-makers can step away and the unfettered free market will deliver the rest of the clean energy transition? Unfortunately not!

Read More

WannaCry: the wake-up call we all needed – Time to get serious about cyber safety

May 18, 2017

The WannaCry ransomware attack, which hit the NHS hard and infected computers in over 150 countries, was a wake-up call. Our infrastructure is increasingly digital and connected—we need to get serious about protecting it…

Read More

2017: It’s a new year and time to face reality

January 1, 2017

The world will never shift to a clean energy future. We need to stop listening to so-called experts who say. We can avoid catastrophic climate change by eliminating the use of fossil fuels. A very creative piece of writing from the Clean Energy Guru himself – but which way will you read it? Just make […]

Read More

BNEF VIP Comment: A Year of hectic change & off-target predictions

December 12, 2016

Every January, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Chief Editor Angus McCrone and Michael Liebreich don their Nostradamus hats and try to predict what the coming year will bring. This is a review of their 2016 predictions. Click here to read the article

Read More

Trump’s influence on the future of clean energy is less clear than you think

November 12, 2016

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

Read More

Green industrial strategy is not about subsidies

November 1, 2016

A letter written by Michael Liebreich to the FT in response to an article published by Jonathan Ford “How subsidy culture keeps Britain’s green industry in the black”, Inside Business, October 31st. Sir, Jonathan Ford (“How subsidy culture keeps Britain’s green industry in the black”, Inside Business, October 31) is tilting at windmills in more […]

Read More

London in 2050: An Environment Fit for Londoners

September 20, 2016

The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t mean just the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are: I mean the overall quality of life for Londoners. Will they experience the city as spacious, efficient, healthy, and resilient? Or […]

Read More

Why Pearlshare?

August 4, 2015

Over the past 18 months I have been working in near-stealth mode on a mobile app called Pearlshare. This week sees its friends and family launch for iPhone. What is Pearlshare, and why am I convinced the world needs it?

Read More