CCBJ Vol II No 10: U.S. Electric Power Industry & Climate Change

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CCBJ examines how players in the $350 billion U.S. electric power industry will likely respond to a cap-and-trade policy akin to Waxman-Markey, which passed the House in June. We also explore how a federal renewable energy standard (RES) may affect renewable power investment. Plus an overview of proposed nuclear projects and the structure of the U.S. nuclear industry. Also featured: an updated Overview of the Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) industry. Discussion includes leading consultants and analysts from firms such as IHS CERA, Point Carbon, New Energy Finance, KEMA, Black & Veatch and TRC Companies.

Inside this edition:

  • Renewable Energy. Renewable energy standards (aka renewable portfolio standards) have driven investment in wind, solar and other resources in 29 states. We examine the challenges facing some utilities to meet RES requirements, and how utilities weigh their options to purchase renewably generated power vs. owning their own renewable assets, and what these trends mean for IPPs, project developers, contractors and consultants.
  • Nuclear Energy. Poised for a renaissance, the nuclear industry is receiving more attention and investment by utilities than at any time in over two decades. CCBJ provides a complete overview of proposed nuclear projects and the structure of the U.S. nuclear industry, including competing technology alliances and the booming business in nuclear power plant maintenance and upgrading.
  • Carbon Capture & Storage: CCBJ updates its comprehensive Overview of the CCS Industry

Companies and Institutions:

Alstom, American Public Power Assn, Burns & McDonnell, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, Evolution Markets, Florida Power & Light, Gainesville Regional Utilities, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Huron Consulting, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NextEra Energy, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Progress Energy, PSEG, Shaw Group, Southern California Edison, Southern Co., Westinghouse and more.

 

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