The bond market calls for a Fed funds hike as of… March!

On Tuesday, officials of the Federal Reserve (Fed) reinforced market expectations of a rate hike from the next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting which will take place on March 14-15. New York Fed chairman William Dudley, among the most influential central bankers, told CNN that the need for tightening monetary policy had “become a [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jobs in the renewable energy sector in 2015

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this third edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 8.1 million people around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower). This is a 5% increase from the number reported [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|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: , , , , |

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: , , , , |