end of year predictions

2014 Headed Toward Hottest Year On Record: Here's Why That's Remarkable

December 6, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Global Warming Records

2014 is currently on track to be hottest year on record, according to new reports from both the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.K.’s Met Office Wednesday. Similarly, NOAA reported two weeks ago that 2014 is all but certain to be the hottest year on record.[read more]

Cleantech Venture Investing: On the Deathbed or Merely Resting?

December 18, 2012 by Neal Dikeman

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Two weeks ago, I sat on a panel of eminent (that is, other than myself) cleantech venture capitalists at the New England Venture Summit to discuss our sector as we approach the end of 2012.The basic theme being explored was whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the current state of affairs for cleantech investing.As I...[read more]

Predictions For Cleantech In 2013

December 4, 2012 by Dallas Kachan

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Every year around this time since 2007, as executive editor of a leading global cleantech research and news service, I’ve contributed to predictions on what to expect in the year ahead in cleantech.We’ve kept that tradition alive here at Kachan & Co. We don’t claim a perfect track record, but we’ve been eerily prescient and nailed...[read more]

Predictions, Speculations, & Random Ideas for 2012

December 27, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Another fearless look ahead Each year this blog posts its fearless outlook for the coming year.  For 2012 I will add the caveat that while no one can predict the future, there are plenty of pointers to how things might work themselves out over time.  That's what this blog is reporting here.  Japan    A...[read more]

Environmental World Review 2011

December 26, 2011 by Jonathan Smith

World CO2 Chart via Wikipedia -- Look to the top of right sidebar for the current month's CO2 level Via Climate Himalaya, The Guardian reports on the record greenhouse gas emissions, melting Arctic sea ice, natural disasters and extreme weather – and the world’s second worst nuclear disaster. The year 2011 was another ecologically...[read more]

Grading My Predictions for 2011

December 26, 2011 by Robert Rapier

 In my list of Top 10 Energy Related Stories of 2010, I made three predictions for 2011. Those predictions were:  I believe high oil prices will continue to put a strain on the economies of oil-importing nations. I expect that we will see oil prices once again head above $100 per barrel, although I expect the annual average...[read more]

2011 in Energy: The Year of...

January 3, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

At the start of 2011, I thought the hallmark of the year's energy events and trends might involve regulation, with the White House seeking to implement measures that couldn't garner enough support in Congress to become laws. But for every major new regulation issued, such as last week's release of the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards...[read more]

Top Energy and Climate Trends from 2011

January 2, 2011 by Barry Brook

So the year 2011 draws to a close. What a tumultuous year it was, particularly for nuclear energy! For climate change, alas, the freight train just keeps gathering steam. For 2012, I will expect the unexpected, but also hope to see some better signs of progress towards the downfall of fossil fuels. But really, let’s be honest, that is a...[read more]