Solar and wind energies are increasingly embedded in the power sector mainstream. Direct subsidies for these technologies are dwindling in many markets, and competition for attractive returns is intensifying. Other renewable technologies seem far behind. Which new technologies can have an impact on the future of renewables (direct or enabling technologies)? Will government mandates or economics drive renewable development in the future? Is natural gas a “complement” or “foe” of renewable growth? Do we need natural gas to facilitate renewable growth? Will batteries and other ways to store electricity enable renewables to grow further? Is there a trend in the development of “utility scale” versus distributed renewable energy resources?