The future of energy will be shaped largely by the efforts of the private sector. Who are the most forward looking companies in the world? And which companies might be missing their opportunity to adapt and evolve around 21st century energy systems.
While other energy blogs limit their focus to renewable start ups, we focus on all players in the energy sector – energy majors, cleantech start ups, energy service firms and commodity companies.
The Future of Energy “Majors”
The most familiar brands are ExxonMobil, Shell, ChevronTexaco, Total (France), Eni (Italy) and BP – but what about powerful ‘energy majors’ from places like Russia, Venezuela, Central Asia, China and Brazil?
And what about energy giants in the utility (electricity) sector as deregulation spreads around the globe?
How do these ‘energy majors’ companies see the future unfolding?
While the old ways of doing business have certainly changed, these energy majors have the human talent and capital to shift their focus for the 21st century especially around expanding markets for natural gas, deep water, and unconventional hydrocarbon reserves.
And how involved will they become in new non-hydrocarbon energy systems?
Cleantech Start ups
We are eager to see the disruptive potential of emerging ‘cleantech’ start up community that includes some shing stars: GridPoint, Konarka, Nanosolar, ITM Power, LS9, Altair Nanotechnologies, Bloom Energy, Coskata, PolyFuelCell, CMR Ltd, ViaSpace, Vesta, SunPower, Valcent, and Tesla Motors.
Many of these companies will help to transform the energy sector.
The list of cleantech start ups grows each week and there is no doubt that some of these companies will be at the forefront of shaping the future of energy in the decades ahead.
Some of these energy service companies are well known brands like General Electric– while other start-ups innovate behind the scenes away from the mainstream media.
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