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Framework Analyses of the US Energy & Renewable Energy Industry

  • ID: 1814369
  • Report
  • May 2013
  • Region: United States
  • 90 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search
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The United States is a leader in the field of renewable energy industry. In the first six months of 2010, nearly 12 percent of the electricity produced in the US came from renewable energy resources. Worldwide, the US is the largest producer of electricity from wind power, solar power and geothermal sources in 2009. Meanwhile, China is the leader in the overall production of renewable energy.

Having one of the largest wind power installations in the world, the growth of the renewable energy industry has been put on a fast track by the US government. In fact, President Obama has called for doubling the amount of renewable energy being used in the next three years particularly in order to meet the challenges of climate change and energy security.

In this industry scenario, Aruvians Rsearch analyzes the US renewable energy and energy industry in a series of frameworks such as the SWOT analysis, PEST analysis, and Michael Porter’s five forces strategic analysis.

We begin the industry analysis by looking at why the US needs renewables. The report analyzes the major trends in the industry, the factors having an impact on the industry, challenges facing the sector, and competition in the industry.

Then we move on to analyze the industry through the following frameworks:

- US Renewable Energy Market: SWOT Framework Analysis
- Top 5 Renewable Technologies in the US: SWOT Framework Analysis
- US Energy Industry: SWOT Framework Analysis
- US Energy Industry: PEST Framework Analysis
- US Energy Industry: Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis

These framework analyses help the reader understand and grasp the strategic movements happening in the industry and thus draw conclusion about market movements, investment scenarios, and competitive moves in the industry.
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Executive Summary

Section 1: Overview of the Industry

A. Introduction to the US Renewable Energy Industry
A.1 Industry Overview
A.2 Why the US Needs Renewables
A.3 Trends in the Market
A.3.1 Falling Prices of Oil and Gas
A.3.2 Modernization of the US Electrical Grid Modernization
A.3.3 2008 Financial Crisis and the Renewables Sector
A.3.4 Regulatory Support
A.3.5 Low Cost for Carbon Emissions Trading
A.3.6 Regulatory Support from President Obama
A.3.7 Role of China
A.3.8 High Cost of Renewable Energy Alternatives
A.3.9 Issue of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A.4 Integration of Renewable Energy

B. Impacts & Barriers Facing the US Energy Industry
B.1 Industry Impacts
B.1.1 Advent of Nuclear Energy
B.1.2 Entry of Non-Major Companies
B.1.3 Hedging Instruments
B.2 Barriers Facing the Industry
B.2.1 Recent Market Trends
B.2.2 Rise in Demand Likely for Oil, Natural Gas & Propane
B.2.3 'Smart' Drilling Prototype Yields More Oil & Gas
B.2.4 Challenge of Nuclear Wastage
B.2.5 Crude Oil Proved Reserves Decline, Natural Gas Proved Reserves Up
B.2.6 Oil & Gas Industry Expenditures
B.2.7 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
B.2.8 Saturation of Resources in the North Sea
B.3 Industry Trends
B.3.1 Petroleum Industry Mergers and Market Concentration
B.3.2 Energy Usage
B.3.3 Venture Capital Investments in Clean Energy
B.3.4 Large Energy Imports
B.3.5 Energy Efficiency Trends
B.4 Trends in Renewable Energy
B.5 Market Growth Opportunities
B.5.1 Bio-Energy Market
B.5.2 Stationary Fuel Cells Market
B.5.3 Potential of the Ethanol Fuel Industry

C. Competition in the Industry
C.1 Overview of Competition
C.2 Nuclear Energy Facing Competition from Gas and Coal
C.3 Competition Fostering Reliability Choices

Section 2: Framework Analyses

A. US Renewable Energy Market: SWOT Framework Analysis
A.1 Strengths to Build Upon
A.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
A.3 Opportunities to Exploit
A.4 Threats to Overcome

B. SWOT Framework Analysis: Top 5 Renewable Technologies in the US
B.1 Wind Power
B.1.1 Strengths to Build Upon
B.1.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
B.1.3 Opportunities to Exploit
B.1.4 Threats to Overcome
B.2 Solar Power
B.2.1 Strengths to Build Upon
B.2.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
B.2.3 Opportunities to Exploit
B.2.4 Threats to Overcome
B.3 Geothermal Power
B.3.1 Strengths to Build Upon
B.3.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
B.3.3 Opportunities to Exploit
B.3.4 Threats to Overcome
B.4 Energy from Biomass
B.4.1 Strengths to Build Upon
B.4.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
B.4.3 Opportunities to Exploit
B.4.4 Threats to Overcome
B.5 Small Hydro Power
B.5.1 Strengths to Build Upon
B.5.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
B.5.3 Opportunities to Exploit
B.5.4 Threats to Overview
B.6 Conclusion

C. US Energy Industry: SWOT Framework Analysis
C.1 Strengths to Build Upon
C.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
C.3 Opportunities to Exploit
C.4 Threats to Overcome

D. US Energy Industry: PEST Framework Analysis
D.1 Political Aspects
D.2 Economic Aspects
D.3 Social Aspects
D.4 Technological Aspects

E. US Energy Industry: Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis
E.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
E.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
E.3 Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
E.4 Threat of New Entrants
E.5 Threat of Substitutes
E.6 Conclusion

F. Glossary of Terms
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