We are back in full swing here in Washington. Here’s some energy news to watch so far:
Solar had a record year in 2013. Investors are particularly stoked about downstream ventures such as SolarCity. What can we expect in 2014 for solar? More interest and investment in companies innovating in financing models, like SolarCity, and web-related applications. Eyes are on Mosaic, SunPower, SunEdison, Clean Power Finance, SunRun.
If you live anywhere somewhat east, you’ve had the New Year’s welcome of the Polar Vortex. Here’s the energy spin on it. Fracking and polar vortex, Power grid and polar vortex, Nuclear energy and polar vortex
Visits and non-visits: Japan PM Shinzo Abe travels to Mozambique in the first trip to Africa by a Japanese leader in almost eight years. Meanwhile, US Energy Secretary Moniz cancels a trip to India after an Indian diplomat is arrested in New York.