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Peabody Energy, the boat that rocked…

Restructuring… this was yesterday’s concept, this is today’s necessity, but that’s not enough. On Wednesday, St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corporation filed for bankruptcy in the United States and was placed under Chapter 11’s protection. Founded in 1883 in Chicago by Francis Peabody, who was carrying coal on horse cart, the company became step by step […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels

While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy investment broke new records in 2015 and is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2016/04/06

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

China and the dream of worldwide interconnectedness…

Chinese growth has been the main focus for the energy and finance industry all along 2015. In the end, the combination of a decreasing energy demand in the Middle Empire with the long discussed Saudi foreign policy (leveraging on oil output) led us to the present low-oil price environment. Nevertheless, considering China as world top […]

By |April 1st, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Global new investment in renewable energy: split by type of economy, 2004-2015, USD bn

Source: Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre/BNEF. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016. March 2016.

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

Could corporate world be the driver of new green?

Apple is turning forty next month. It is an important anniversary. And the company’s history is made of major ups and downs, on a roller-coaster mode. But it has been on top of the corporate world for more almost a decade now (or more if you take the iPod tech into account). Despite Steve Jobs’ […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , |

New Jersey coping with climate change…

Earlier this week, the International Renewable Energy Agency released a report that we discussed on Thursday (Sometimes when you give numbers…) arguing that doubling the renewable energy capacities by 2030 would actually create economic value worldwide (literally from +0.6% to +1.1% of world GDP per year). And what is interesting is that there might be […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

Sometimes when you give numbers…

Yesterday, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a slideshow indicating that doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix to 36% by 2030 could actually save the world economy up to USD 4.2 tn per year. This presentation follows a report that was released in January stating that reaching that much greener […]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Make America innovative again? Probably not…

Last week, we pointed out the opinions of the United States Democrats’ candidates to the next Presidential election on the energy matter, underlining the relative shift in Mrs. Clinton’s line, while Mr. Sanders always strongly showed his opposition to fracking (Defense wins championship, Energy makes presidents?). To even out the debate, and after a big […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

GDP impact of the renewable energy extension

About IRENA: IRENA is an intergovernmental association. It rallies 176 countries: 145 members and 31 associated.  Its task is to promote the adaption and the sustainable us of renewable energy.

This study analyses the possible links between energy system and the world’s economy.

The aim is to quantify the socio-economic benefits of renewable energy, according to their […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Map|Tags: , |

The Australian need for transition undermined by low energy prices?

Malcolm Turnbull’s nomination as Australia’s Prime Minister last September occasioned some kind of a relief in what the Guardian calls the “international climate community”. A bit like for Trudeau in Canada, the change in leadership opened the Pandora box of hopes for a climate-friendlier policy. Turnbull’s predecessor in office, Mr. Abbott, was indeed among the […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |