Annual traditions


Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? I have.

It's something of a tradition. Every January 1, my husband and I sit down over coffee (me) and tea (him) to talk about our goals for the coming year. We revel in our successes, and discuss what changes need to be made in order to continue or exceed that success. We know that, in order to remain successful, sometimes we must adjust.

It's really no different for industries like oil, gas, solar, clean tech, etc. Of course 2013 will bring challenges for all and, in order to succeed, adjustments may be necessary.

In the coming days and weeks, I will partake in another tradition and share with you some analyst predictions for what these industries could expect in 2013.

On the regulatory front, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is already experiencing change that has shaken up the agency -- the resignation of top regulatory administrator Lisa Jackson.  In tomorrow's issue, find out how Jackson's stepping down has impacted the EPA and what the future holds.

-- Barb