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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.

  • Shale Wildcatters Battle Green Energy Dreamers Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    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.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: LightSail Energy Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: MicroSeismic Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:44 PM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Nest Labs Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Opower Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Picarro Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    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.

The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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