Sunday, May 26, 2013

Five Energy Companies Disrupting the Status Quo

Five Energy Companies Disrupting the Status Quo: This month , five energy companies joined CNBC's "Disruptor 50" list. Their inclusion illuminates an interesting trend in the energy sector - a push for Negawatts before Megawatts . Overall, four of the five companies included in CNBC's list of energy disruptors focus a significant portion of their work on energy efficiency. They also reveal how companies (big and small) are increasingly able to use modern data resources to increase energy system efficiency.Included in the list were LightSail Energy, MicroSeismic, Nest Labs (of the Nest thermostat ), Opower, and Picarro. According to CNBC, "in a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, [these] five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market and climate policy." [More]