Lithium-ion battery units
China conquers top spot in lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking

The country has control of 80% of the world’s raw material refining, according to BNEF’s ranking

Solar and wind ‘reach 67% of new power capacity added globally in 2019’

Almost 45% of capacity added was solar, which became the fourth-largest source of power on a capacity basis, according to BNEF’s new report

Offshore wind investments grow ‘colossally’ in first half of 2020

Offshore wind financings in the first half of 2020 totalled $35bn up 319% year-on-year, according to a new report

Global corporates bought record 19.5GW of clean energy in 2019

More than 100 corporations in 23 different countries signed PPAs last year

Green Investment Group and BNEF partner to assess renewables’ climate benefits

A new tool will help developers and investors assess and compare the carbon impact of more than 60% of the world’s consented wind and solar projects

RE100 members ‘will need to buy an extra 189TWh of clean power by 2030’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests companies signed up to the corporate leadership initiative could face a collective shortfall of 189TWh by this time

Global energy storage capacity to exceed 1,000GW by 2040

It will require a total investment of $662bn over the next two decades

EV charging
Global EV sales ‘will dominate traditional car sales by 2040’

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance expects EV sales to rise from two million last year to 56 million by 2040

Global LNG market faces sharp shifts in supply and demand

LNG supply is estimated to increase by 33 million metric tons per year in 2019

Green finance
Green bonds and loans market shoots to record activity

Activity soared by 26% to hit a total of $247 billion through the year