Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze

Freezing weather throughout much of the US is sending spot energy prices soaring. “Natural gas for next-day delivery on the Transco pipeline into New York rose to a record $90 per million British thermal units on Monday, up 660 per cent from last week’s close and 20 times more than benchmark futures prices, according to the ICE Futures US exchange. [Financial Times]

Renewable energy and cleantech advocates are hitting back at CBS over a 60 Minutes story that paints government support for the industry in a poor light. “The piece, titled “Cleantech Crash,” is facing furious pushback from green-energy advocates, who used social media to attack the CBS program in real time on Sunday.” [National Journal]

Forbes’ “2014 30 Under 30: Energy & Industry” features the founders of companies that specialize in energy efficiency, storage, portable nuclear generators and lots of other cutting edge technology. [Forbes]