Washington, D.C. – The teams of 38 North Solutions and Blueshift Research have combined their expertise in clean energy, innovation, and market analysis from both coasts to produce an encompassing report — The Clock — that reports regularly on clean energy trends, as the hands of the clock move backwards or forwards toward the midnight hour, when clean energy can compete head to head with fossil energy across the U.S. on cost, reliability, and quality. The teams cull through thousands of sources to identify trends in finance, market growth, and new technologies and business models—in the U.S. as well as globally. Original interviews with policy and industry leaders are woven throughout the report.
Highlights of the first edition include an interview with Senator Jeff Bingaman, the recently retired Chairman of Senate Energy and Natural Resources and a lifelong champion of clean energy. This first report also focuses on advances in the solar market and discusses how the military’s commitment to clean energy has impacted the market as a whole.
“We think our clients and the larger community of clean energy entrepreneurs can learn something different from this report,” says Patrick Von Bargen one of the partners of 38 North Solutions. “The Clock is a metaphor to address the status of clean energy in comparison to the larger energy market. We want to identify where and when clean energy is taking its seat at the table in the overall energy supply chain.” In 2012, Jeff Cramer, Katherine Hamilton and Von Bargen stepped out from Quinn Gillespie Public Affairs to start their new firm – 38 North Solutions — focused on clean energy and innovation policy.
Craig Gordon, founder of Blueshift Research, has spent decades in market research, recently training his efforts on renewable energy. “We need to look at the overarching global trends here; we think The Clock will help organizations with a stake in the clean energy space cut through the noise of technology-specific analysis to do just that.”
This first version of [download id=”14″] will be offered free of charge. 38 North Solutions and Blueshift Research expect that subsequent reports will be offered in summary for free and in greater detail by subscription.
38 North Solutions is a leading public policy firm focused on public affairs, strategic communications, advocacy, and relationship building almost exclusively for the clean energy and innovation industries in Washington, D.C., across the country, and around the world. The firm represents a wide spectrum of prominent clean energy and innovation companies both large and small, trade associations, and NGOs and prides itself on a substantive understanding of clean energy business models, markets and technologies. 38 North is the shared latitude of Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay area, representing the connection of public policy to innovation.
Blueshift Research, based in San Francisco, provides a new fundamental market research approach for investors. We believe our approach supersedes one-dimensional market research tools such as surveys, expert networks, and Web search systems, and we have taken great care to construct our process, using the highest standards of market research ethics and journalistic integrity. Blueshift constantly screens for data on unique and controversial ideas that currently are at the forefront of Wall Street thinking (or are being overlooked/missed), and we keep a list of 25 companies/issues for which we think we can add unique value. This list is constantly being updated and averages five to seven new ideas per month. Our ideas are developed through our proprietary sources, expert discussions and our clients’ interests.