ATLANTA--(The Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication features ScottMadden’s view of significant events and emerging trends in the industry and is received by thousands of industry leaders.)--ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently released
“Although energy policy has been overshadowed by other priorities in Washington and many uncertainties remain, the energy and utilities industry still must make important investment allocation decisions”
Themed “Decision Time,” this Update surveys the energy and utility business environment in the wake of U.S. elections in November 2012. The results provided some, but not complete, political and regulatory resolution.
“Although energy policy has been overshadowed by other priorities in Washington and many uncertainties remain, the energy and utilities industry still must make important investment allocation decisions,” said Greg Litra, partner and energy, clean tech, and sustainability research lead at ScottMadden. “These decisions are being made against the backdrop of modest to flat demand growth, a changing energy resource mix, and continued hope for improvements in new technologies.”
The Energy Industry Update also includes:
- The latest coal plant retirement estimates, driven by both EPA regulation and persistent low natural gas prices, and the potential supply chain challenges for those plants planned for environmental retrofit
- The increasing interdependence of the gas and power industries and its varied regional impacts
- Recent developments in utility rates, in the wake of low to flat electric demand growth and some major storm events over the past couple of years
- The outlook for renewables given the extension of federal incentives for at least a year and upcoming compliance dates for a number of state renewable portfolio standards
Additionally, ScottMadden and Energy Central will be hosting an interactive webinar on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 12:00–1:00 PM EST titled, “The State of the Energy Industry.” To learn more or to register, please click here.
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