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BNEF: Oil price plunge to have only moderate impact on low-carbon electricity development, but likely to slow EV growth

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The collapse in world oil prices in the second half of 2014 will have only a moderate impact on the fast-developing low-carbon transition in the world electricity system, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. However, the slump in the Brent crude price per barrel from $112.36 on 30 June to $61.60

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Opinion: Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

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Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. Drilling oil and gas wells requires a lot of money. For companies that have seen their revenues vanish because of collapsing oil prices, access to credit is obviously critically important.

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The $32-Trillion Push To Disrupt The Entire Oil Industry

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International oil companies (IOCs) are likely to face a Black Swan scenario, which could end up being a boon for state-owned oil companies (NOCs). Increased shareholder activism, combined with global warming policies of institutional investors and NGOs, are pushing IOCs in a corner, constricting financing options for oil companies.

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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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There were seven billion-dollar-plus financings of offshore wind projects, boosting the investment totals for the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. billion, the largest single renewable energy asset finance deal ever, outside large hydro—that of the 600MW Gemini project in Dutch waters. billion set in 2011.

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Pike Research forecasts global biofuels market value to double to $185B by 2021

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between 2017 and 2021, as a combination of higher oil prices, emerging mandate. The report identifies a number of key trends, including: Oil prices are expected to climb over the next decade, driving increased interest in. Governments are expected to retreat from stimulus investment highs, shifting financing.

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Report finds Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale pose significant financial and environmental risks to investors

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Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. < —Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the $9 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk /p>.

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IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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million units, aided with increased auto finance penetration, fast dealership expansion and government vehicle scrappage programs. This, along with the increase in the IPI (an industry tax) in early January, higher financing rates and weak job generation should translate into sales in Brazil of 3.25 million units.

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