2014 is the Hottest Year on Record: Some Thoughts

January 23, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Temperature Records Analysis

As one month after another broke heat records in 2014, especially in the world’s oceans, the continuing and accelerating trend of heat energy in the global climate system seems increasingly apparent, as clear as any Wall Street trader looking for a trending market could hope for: Up. Or is it?[read more]

Was 2014 Really the Warmest Year?

January 22, 2015 by Geoffrey Styles

Warming Records and Data Analysis


Measured temperatures have warmed nearly 2° Fahrenheit since the early 20th century. Whether last year or 2010 was warmer might seem like more of an academic point than a practical one. However, the refrain of "record temperature" reports creates a false impression that the warming is accelerating.[read more]

Answers to 3 Key Questions About the Hottest Year on Record

January 19, 2015 by Joe Casola

Yearly Temperature Records

Last year was the warmest year globally in the 135 years since records have been kept. This finding was recently confirmed by both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.[read more]

2014 Year in Review: 3 Breakthroughs that Tip the Scales for Climate Action

December 6, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Climate Action Breakthroughs

As the year draws to a close, I’m grateful for three climate breakthroughs that give me hope that we can turn the corner toward a stable climate. And I’m thankful to my colleagues who determined how we can actually see global greenhouse emissions peak, level off, and begin to decline.[read more]


Five Energy Moments To Be Thankful For In 2014

November 26, 2014 by Stephanie Kays

An Energy Thanksgiving

As we wind down the year 2014, there have been a few moments – some forward thinking and others outright overdue – in the world of energy that we can look back on and be thankful. Overall, countries around the world took a good step forward in the direction of a cleaner planet.[read more]

Congressional Candidates and Energy Efficiency: Intentionally Vague?

November 4, 2014 by

Elections and Energy Policy

As our nation votes in the 2014 midterm elections, it’s important we identify which issues are most important to us and whether our candidate(s) of choice represent us well. Is energy policy an issue that resonates with you? Do you know where your candidates stand?[read more]

The State of Cleantech Entrepreneurship in 2014

June 20, 2014 by Rob Day

I put "sector" in quotation when talking about the cleantech sector because we all know that this is really a collection of a wide variety of markets and applications gathered under a consistent investment thesis. Cleantech isn't a sector; it's a lens for finding big opportunities across sectors.[read more]

EIA Releases Complete Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Report

May 8, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

EIA Annual Energy Outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released the full content of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014. The complete report includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving policies, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy demand, supply, and prices, and more.[read more]

Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook

December 19, 2013 by Jeff St. John

Big Data, Smart Grid

"Big data" may be the most overused buzz-phrase in the smart grid industry today. But that doesn’t mean that managing, analyzing and deriving operational and customer value from the massive amounts of data being collected by utilities isn’t important and valuable, or that utilities aren't spending on it.[read more]

7 Trends in Home Energy in 2013 and What They Mean for 2014

December 18, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

It’s hardly the coming of the Jetsons, especially when it comes to how we manage energy use in the home, but this past year has seen some notable movement in how utilities are leveraging thermostats in the home, and companies are connecting services in new ways.[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]

What Will The 2014 European Solar PV Market Look Like?

November 29, 2013 by Joshua Hill

European Solar PV

Vice President and Team Leader at NPD Solarbuzz, Finlay Colville, has published a blog post looking at solar PV module supply to Europe during 2014, and asks the question, is there any cause for alarm? The question comes in the wake of a roiling shifting of previous trends and stability.[read more]

European Solar PV Demand Set To Rebound In 2014

November 12, 2013 by Joshua Hill

European Solar PV Rebound

A new report has revealed expectations that the European solar photovoltaic market is set to rebound into 2014 after an 18 month downturn. According to the report, quarterly European PV demand is set to stabilise at 2.5 GW during the first half of 2014, to be followed by moderate growth.[read more]