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2014 predictions

KiOR: The Fat Lady Warms Up Her Voice

March 24, 2014 by Robert Rapier

KiOR and Changes

In January of this year, as I do each year, I made several predictions for 2014. One was that natural gas prices would be higher. That prediction is looking pretty solid, with natural gas inventories this week dropping below 1 trillion cubic feet for the first time since 2003.[read more]

How Will Renewable Energy Be Financed in 2014?

January 30, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Representatives from JPMorgan Capital, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch who spoke at this week's Cost of Capital event agreed that tax equity and bank debt should continue to provide the backing that renewables need this year.[read more]

2014 Solar Energy in Australia: Swings and Roundabouts

January 26, 2014 by Nigel Morris

I hope like me, you got a chance to recharge your batteries with a summer break after a grueling year in 2013. The holidays are a chance to reflect, talk to “real people” and look at the big picture for a while. It seems like months ago already and I’m starting this solar year on a pretty upbeat note. Here’s why.[read more]

My 2014 Energy Predictions

January 24, 2014 by Robert Rapier

Today I offer up my predictions, and the reasoning behind them, for what I think will transpire in 2014. One thing I have learned in making predictions is that they must be specific, and not subject to interpretation at the end of the year.[read more]

Top 5 EU Energy Priorities: All You Need to Know for 2014 [VIDEO]

January 16, 2014 by Kasper Peters

EU Energy Priorities

Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, takes a pick at the top five energy issues that will be discussed by the European Union institutions under the Greek EU Presidency during the first half of 2014.[read more]

Cleantech Investing: Ten Predictions for 2014

January 15, 2014 by Rob Day

The sun is shining, the Boston snow is mostly melted away, and dilettante "news" programs have moved away from talking about cleantech to talking about doping in baseball. And my 2013 predictions weren't so bad for once. So why not throw some 2014 predictions out there...[read more]

Americans Seeking Leadership: The Threats are Real, so a Pep Talk for 2014

January 7, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

I was thinking of doing a year in review blog as would be customary for this time of year but the sense of disorder in the world is so great, it was hard to know where to start. For the energy sector, there are so many factors that could turn into negative Black Swans, it is hard to know how to prioritize them.[read more]

5 Demand Response Trends to Watch in 2014

December 27, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

The term "demand response" is still the phrase the industry throws around to describe shedding load when the grid needs some help. But these days, it’s more. Demand response has been morphing into demand management, where load is called upon more often, both for economic and capacity reasons.[read more]

Grid-Scale Energy Storage: 4 Ways to Grow in 2014

December 21, 2013 by Jeff St. John

Grid Scale Energy

There’s little doubt that 2013 has been a breakout year for grid-scale energy storage. On the utility side, we’ve seen California mandate an unprecedented 1.3 gigawatts of grid storage by decade’s end, and other markets in the United States and abroad are moving toward goals of their own.[read more]