Year End Predictions

2016 Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy

December 21, 2015 by Dan Yurman

This is the annual look ahead for the global nuclear energy industry. While it is too early to predict whether the high concept promises of the COP 21 climate change conference will translate into concrete being poured for nuclear power stations, there are a number of positive developments.[read more]

Predictions for Cleantech in 2014

December 11, 2013 by Dallas Kachan

Cleantech in 2014

Continuing a tradition since 2007, once again cleantech research & consulting firm Kachan & Co. brings us some end-of-year thoughts about where it thinks the cleantech investment theme is going. This year, industry-watchers should take heart. Especially if you’ve been on the page that cleantech is past its prime.[read more]

2012 -- The Best of Times or Worst of Times for Solar Energy?

January 30, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

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Yogi Berra might have been referring to the solar industry when he said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But that never stops people from trying! As we look back at the many predictions about the solar industry for 2012, it’s instructive to see how they stacked up to reality.[read more]

Energy Efficiency in 2011: Progress on Many Fronts, Treading Water on Others

December 29, 2011 by Steve Nadel

With 2011 drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock of energy efficiency accomplishments over the past year. On the plus side, many energy efficiency investments were made this year. While exact figures are not available yet, utility-sector spending on energy efficiency programs is likely to be more than $6 billion for the...[read more]

Top 10 Energy Related Stories of 2011

December 29, 2011 by Robert Rapier

 Here are my choices for the Top 10 energy related stories of 2011. Don’t get too hung up on the relative rankings. They are mostly in no particular order, although I think the top story is pretty obvious.  1. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster On March 11, 2011 the tsunami that flooded Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...[read more]