Where The US Got Its Oil From in 2013

June 25, 2014 by Robert Rapier

As events in Iraq continue to unfold, we have been getting quite a few queries on just how much oil the US imports from Iraq. The Energy Information Administration tracks US oil imports and finished product exports, and I recently tabulated our Top 10 sources of crude oil imports from 2013.[read more]

The Most Important Solar Energy Statistics of 2013

December 20, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

This year was the first time someone could use the words "solar" and "mainstream" in the same sentence and be taken seriously. And while it's still too early to call solar PV a truly mainstream energy technology, it's certainly getting close.[read more]

The Top 10 Developments in Clean Energy of 2013

December 19, 2013 by Jeremy Gottlieb

The end of the year is always a good time for reflection and introspection, but why should we stop at analyzing ourselves? As 2013 draws to a close, I invite you to take a couple of moments to relive some of the major highlights in clean energy that took place this year.[read more]

The Solar Energy Industry is Red Hot - Will it Get Hotter?

December 11, 2013 by Elias Hinckley

Solar Industry and Growth

The solar industry is on a very good run recently. Changing aspects of the industry such falling prices and some stable incentive programs have accelerated deployment of solar PV, as shifting market fundamentals make for a very bright future.[read more]

Smart Grid Policy Trends to Watch in 2013

January 8, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

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The large-scale rollouts of smart meters heralded one of the first noticeable machine to machine (M2M) communications deployments.   It also launched a series of conversations about safety and privacy concerns, which will continue to play out in many other M2M applications.  DOE ARPA-E funding jumpstarted an interesting...[read more]