Clean Tech Comes of Age; CELS Stock Index Up 81%; Top Ten Stories of 2013; and much more

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By Clint WIlder

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

As a new year begins for the clean tech industry, maturation is a theme that comes to mind. And if we think of clean tech not only as a growing global industry, but as a fundamental global transition – as so many of its leaders and participants do – we can chart its progress along Gandhi’s oft-cited dictum of other transitions in history.

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spotlight: 2013 stock index performance

The NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) rose 81% in 2013. The NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) saw a 21% gain during the same period, slightly below the Standard and Poor 500, which grew 26%.


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Clean Edge’s Top 10 News Stories of 2013
The following were the most-read stories of the year.

The U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association announced, installing a record 13,124 megawatts of electric generating capacity.

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Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts now outrank California, Arizona and New Mexico in the amount of money each ray of sunlight can generate for homeowners. 

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Renewable energy (from wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and other sources) accounted for 49 percent of the nation’s added electricity capacity in 2012 – its largest share ever and more than the 33 percent share of new generation capacity from natural gas.

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American wind power’s generation shot up 17 percent last year, and produced more than 10 percent of the electricity in nine states, up from five states in 2011.
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Improving energy efficiency in buildings by 30 percent would create a $275 billion market for advanced technology, engineering and design services, and construction activity in the U.S

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Corning Incorporated and View Inc., have announced a strategic development agreement to leverage their combined capabilities to advance View’s dynamic glass.

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Massachusetts and eight other states have reached an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 90 million tons over the next six years.
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Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life “flow” battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.
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Skyonic Corporation is commencing construction on the Capitol SkyMine plant in San Antonio, Texas.
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Although 2012 proved to be an unsettling and difficult year for clean energy, the fundamental global market drivers for clean technology remained largely intact.
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