Bloomberg New Energy Finance Services – Renewable Energy

From Bloomberg New Energy Finance website: The rapid adoption of wind, solar and other renewable technologies is transforming markets and business models around the world, while creating both opportunities and challenges in the supply chain. Our global service covers the entire value chain from technology components to project development and operations, giving an end-to-end view of these fast-growing sectors. Proprietary indices give up-to-date views into changing equipment prices, backed up by fundamental analysis on supply and demand. Policy and regulatory developments are tracked and analysed to provide immediate forward-looking clarity, and our models and analytical tools provide insights to support asset valuation, market size forecasting and business strategy decisions. Read more here: Bloomberg New Energy Finance - Renewable Energy Services

How Can We Pay for the New Energy Economy?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post, on December 19, 2015, by William S Becker. This is Part 2 in a two-part post. Part 1 is at this link. Many a great idea has been deflated by a simple question: "That's nice, but who's going to pay for it?" That question hovered like a cloud over the international climate conference in Paris a week ago. Simply put, the goal of the agreement at that conference is to build a world in which we achieve and sustain universal prosperity without plummeting into a future of irreversible climate catastrophe. It's a great goal, but who is going to pay for it? The Paris agreement does not adequately address this question, although it does reinforce the need for wealthier countries to provide technical and financial help to poor and more vulnerable countries so they can grow their economies in climate-safe ways. That is easier said than done, however. Countries that industrialized generations ago like the U.S. and members of the European Union now face the very expensive job of repairing and upgrading

December 19th, 2015|Energy Finance|

California Cap-and-Trade November Auction Results

November 2015 - via California Legislative Analyst’s Office On November 24, 2015, the California Air Resources Board released summary results from the cap-and-trade auction conducted on November 17, 2015. Allowance prices were slightly higher than recent auctions, but, overall, the results were similar to recent auctions. Allowance prices were near the minimum price, and all of the allowances offered for sale were purchased. Based on the summary results, the state will collect $657 million in cap-and-trade auction revenue from the November auction. (The actual amount of state revenue will be determined in a few weeks and will depend on the future exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Canadian dollars. Please see the summary results for more details on the process for collecting proceeds.) Revenues Still Tracking Slightly Higher Than Most Recent Administration Estimate. The November auction is the second of four quarterly auctions scheduled in 2015-16. The Governor’s May Revision assumed $2 billion in revenue in 2015-16, but the 2015-16 budget does not include an explicit revenue assumption for 2015-16. If the remaining two auctions have similar results to the last few

Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015

June 2015 - via U.S. Energy Information Administration This paper presents average values of levelized costs for generating technologies that are brought online in 20201 as represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case.2 Both national values and the minimum and maximum values across the 22 U.S. regions of the NEMS electricity market module are presented. Read more here: Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015  

Investing in the Clean Trillion: Closing the Clean Energy Investment Gap

January 2014 - via Ceres   Executive Summary: This Ceres report provides 10 recommendations for investors, companies and policymakers to increase annual global investment in clean energy to at least $1 trillion by 2030—roughly a four-fold jump from current investment levels. Mobilize Investor Action to Scale Up Clean Energy Investment Develop capacity to boost clean energy investments and consider setting a goal such as 5 percent portfolio-wide clean energy investments Elevate scrutiny of fossil fuel companies’ potential carbon asset risk exposure Engage portfolio companies on the business case for energy efficiency and renewable energy sourcing, as well as on financing vehicles to support such efforts Support efforts to standardize and quantify clean energy investment data and products to improve market transparency Promote Green Banking and Debt Capital Markets Encourage “green banking” to maximize private capital flows into clean energy Support issuances of asset-backed securities to expand debt financing for clean energy projects Support development bank finance and technical assistance for emerging economies Reform Climate, Energy and Financial Policies Support regulatory reforms to electric utility business models to accelerate deployment of

January 21st, 2014|Energy Finance, Research|