new energy finance

Just Who Are These Investors in Shales?

March 31, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence

Issuing additional shares of stock is a very expensive, and less than ideal, way for a company to get money. And yet, shale companies are issuing new shares at the fastest rate in more than a decade. The first three months of 2015 have seen about $8B in new issuance. But the market appears aberrant.[read more]

In Texas, a Showdown Over How to Pay for Grid Batteries

December 9, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Texas utility Oncor’s $5.2 billion grid battery plan is facing opposition from an unexpected source: the retail and generation arms of its own corporate parent. It's a conflict that underscores the complexities of incorporating energy storage into the state’s unique, competitive energy market.[read more]

Energy Master Limited Partnerships Go Mainstream: Baird's Ethan Bellamy

October 18, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Ethan Bellamy specializes in the analysis of master limited partnerships at Robert W. Baird & Co. He was director of research for the Lehman Brothers MLP Opportunity Fund, where he was responsible for fundamental analysis and due diligence in public, PIPE and pre-IPO investments in natural resources.[read more]

Georgia Is the Latest State to Procure Dirt-Cheap Solar Power

October 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

In Obama's America, according to conservatives, utilities are forced to consume expensive green energy mandated by the government. But in an ideal conservative America utilities would procure the cheapest and most reliable resource to deliver value to consumers. Those worlds have officially collided.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: "What’s the Next Shale Gas?"

September 20, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Next Energy Boom

Bank of America Chairman Charles Holliday asked the audience at the recent’s American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit in Washington DC how many people anticipated the US shale gas production revolution 10 years ago. No one in the 500-plus crowd raised their hand.[read more]

Postcard from the Future of Energy: Making Markets Work in Texas

April 10, 2014 by America's Power Plan

Texas Energy Markets

Texas is debating how to design their power market to ensure fair competition, low cost, and, of course, reliability in the future. But booming wind and solar energy means their market policies need to encourage flexibility as well.[read more]

China grabs California solar market

January 14, 2010 by Todd Woody

In The New York Times on Thursday, I write about a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance that shows China has become the dominant solar module supplier in the huge California market: China’s rise as a major solar module maker has been meteoric, but perhaps nowhere has its ascension been faster than in California, the United States...[read more]

Copenhagen Fiasco Won't Curtail Cleantech Investments in 2010

December 31, 2009 by Terrence Murray

Will the failed Copenhagen Climate Change Conference dampen investments in the clean energy sector? The short answer is no. With or without a binding agreement, demand for renewable energy will continue to grow next year and beyond. Ironically, China will lead this growth, in spite of playing an instrumental role in turning...[read more]

Canada’s biggest industrial emitters make progress on CO2 reduction, and economy still grows — imagine that!

December 24, 2009 by Tyler Hamilton

Corporate Knights, Canada’s sustainable business magazine, crunched some recent numbers from Environment Canada and found that the country’s Top 10 industrial CO2 emitters reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 9 per cent in 2008 compared to 2007. At the same time, the Canadian economy grew by 0.5 per cent. Given that the impacts of...[read more]

Wind in Wall Street's Sails: Investment Rushes Into Wind, But Can We Make It Last?

September 3, 2009 by WattHead Guest Contributor

By Yael Borofsky and Jesse Jenkins, originally posted at the Breakthrough Institute "The money is coming back,"That's what Ethan Zindler, head of New Energy Finance Ltd, proclaimed to the Wall Street Journal in response to emerging evidence that the government's $3 billion dollar cash grant renewable energy stimulus program is...[read more]