Energy Sector Disruptors Revealed

Energy Disruptors

In a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market and climate policy.

  • In a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market.

  • Energy storage technology that uses compressed air to create heat energy, which can then be stored and more efficiently released onto the grid during off-peak intervals.

  • An oil service company that is the largest provider of fracture monitoring services in the world.

  • A programmable thermostat aiming to make a smarter residence, using sensors to learn behavioral patterns and create a temperature schedule maximizing energy efficiency.

  • Opower is an energy efficiency software company that allows utilities to make their customers smarter about usage.

  • Information age data provider to public and private sector players at the center of energy, climate policy and fracking debate.

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  • Venture capitalists, industry analysts, CNBC beat reporters, and start-up investors collectively nominated over 200 private, venture-backed companies in 10 industries. CNBC editors and reporters reviewed and debated the nominations ultimately selecting 5 in each industry for the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50.

2014 CNBC Disruptor 50

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