PowerWatch: The European Power Industry, 2008 – 2013

BNEF_ECF_PowerWatch_PicEurope’s power sector has seen profound changes in recent times. These have been driven in part by policy interventions – clean energy subsidies, carbon pricing and emissions regulations. However the region has also been hit by worst recession since the 1930s, and the US shale gas revolution and coal glut continue to influence commodity markets. In this report commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyses how major policy and market developments have impacted the sector’s progress towards decarbonisation by looking at the impact on capacity, generation, investment and emissions over 2008-13.

  • The summary of the report is available for download here.
  • The full report is available for download here.