Research company will benefit from top-level international energy expertise in setting its agenda.
London, 29 January 2014 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world's leading provider of analysis, data and news on clean energy, carbon and gas markets, has formed an advisory board that will support it in advancing its research agenda and business priorities.
The advisory board will be chaired by Michael Liebreich, who founded New Energy Finance – as it was then named – and led its growth up to and beyond its acquisition by Bloomberg. Liebreich will continue to serve on the Advisory Board of the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for the New Energy Architecture, and act as a Visiting Professor at the Energy Future Lab of Imperial College London, among other industry roles. He will continue to chair the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, which is being held this year in New York on 7-9 April, and to develop Finance for Resilience, or FiRe, an initiative aimed at increasing the flow of finance into low-carbon energy. Executive management of Bloomberg New Energy Finance will devolve to Jon Moore and a team of senior colleagues.
Joining Liebreich on the advisory board will be Nobuo Tanaka, former executive director of the International Energy Agency and now global associate for energy security and sustainability at the Institute for Energy Economics in Tokyo; and James E Rogers, former chairman of the board of Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the US, with operations in the Carolinas, the MidWest, Florida, Ohio and Kentucky.
Liebreich said: "I am delighted to be chairing the new advisory board, especially given that Messrs Tanaka and Rogers have agreed to serve on it. It will form an important part of my continuing work for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, along with meeting clients, contributing to the company's thought-leadership and maintaining its links with the leading decision-makers in clean energy and low-carbon investment."
Tanaka said: "I had no hesitation at all in accepting Michael's invitation. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has a burgeoning business addressing energy sector, government and finance clients in Japan and around the world, and I hope to contribute to furthering that success."
Rogers said: "I look forward to working with Nobuo and Michael in providing advice to one of the smartest groups working on the low-carbon energy transition. There are many players involved in that transition but one of the most important is the utility sector, both in the US and beyond, and I hope to be able to reflect its point of view in the contributions I make."