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2013 review

Looking Back At 2013's Cleantech Investing Predictions

January 10, 2014 by Rob Day

It's that time again! Time to look back on my predictions from a year ago and see how the year turned out. The cleantech revolution may not be televised, but it's already powering your T.V. Here were the predictions and how they turned out.[read more]

What to Make of 2013?

January 8, 2014 by David Hone

What to make of the past year?


It’s difficult to sum up 2013 from a climate standpoint, other than to note that it was a year of contrast and just a little irony. Overall progress in actually dealing with the issue of global emissions made some minor gains, although there were a few setbacks of note along the way as well.[read more]

Energy 2013: More Shifts Ahead?

January 7, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

Year-in-review posts have become standard fare for energy blogs; I've written my share in the past. However, while 2013 hardly lacked for interesting energy-related news and events to populate a top-ten list, most fell short of the potential to affect energy markets strongly for years to come.[read more]

Smart Grid VC and M&A Shifts to the Grid Edge in 2013

January 2, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Smart Grid Investment

Back in February, Greentech Media took a look at 2012 investment trends across a range of technologies and businesses that could be considered part of the smart grid. Amidst a general decline in post-stimulus utility spending and shrinking venture capital investment, we observed a few trends.[read more]

Five Reasons Why 2013 Was Not a Waste

January 1, 2014 by Peter Lehner

2013 Energy Year


This year we saw a lot of smart, efficient solutions being put into place to cut waste in this country. We waste an awful lot of resources, including 40 percent of our food and more than half our energy. By continuing to push for efficiency, we can save billions of dollars.[read more]

Fracking, Uranium, and Solar, Oh My!: Growth and Innovation in 2013

December 27, 2013 by Jim Patrick

2013 in Review

Nothing catches the market's attention like cushy profit margins. Technologies that enable oil producers to drill more for less money were a notable theme among many for the experts featured in interviews in The Energy Report in 2013.[read more]

Top Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

December 24, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

In cities and state capitols, businesses and federal agencies, people around the country embraced effective ways to reduce global warming pollution. They expanded wind and solar power. They designed innovative ways to use energy more efficiently.[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]