From section 14, we focus on the regulatory initiatives and incentives provided in the US for the growth of the renewable energy market. Under this section we analyze the federal and state-level investment incentives, the role of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 in promoting the renewable energy market, financial incentives for renewable energy by state, federal financial incentives for renewable energy, renewable energy regulations and policies by state, and federal regulations and policies for renewable energy in the US.Section 15 analyzes the outlook for the US renewable energy industry through various viewpoints. We undertake an analysis of the following: government and institutional outlook, outlook by trade associations, outlook for the investing potential of the industry, outlook for technological innovation, long-term energy projections, wind power market outlook, solar power outlook, hydropower market outlook, geothermal energy market outlook, biomass market outlook, biodiesel and ethanol market outlook, and the future prospects for the US energy and renewable energy industry.
In conclusion, Aruvians Rsearch's report on the Renewable Energy Industry in the United States is the most comprehensive resource available on this market that undertakes a strategic and analytical view of the US renewable energy industry.
Table of ContentsExecutive SummarySection 1: Overview of the IndustryB. A Look at the Global Energy IndustryB.1 Industry ProfileB.2 Looking at the Global Oil MarketB.3 Looking at the Global Natural GasB.4 Looking at Other FuelsB.5 Industry Outlook
C. Introduction to the US Renewable Energy IndustryC.1 Industry OverviewC.2 Why the US Needs RenewablesC.3 Trends in the MarketC.3.1 Falling Prices of Oil and GasC.3.2 Modernization of the US Electrical Grid ModernizationC.3.3 2008 Financial Crisis and the Renewables SectorC.3.4 Regulatory SupportC.3.5 Low Cost for Carbon Emissions TradingC.3.6 Regulatory Support from President ObamaC.3.7 Role of ChinaC.3.8 High Cost of Renewable Energy AlternativesC.3.9 Issue of Greenhouse Gas EmissionsC.4 Integration of Renewable EnergyD. Impacts & Barriers Facing the US Energy IndustryD.1 Industry ImpactsD.1.1 Advent of Nuclear EnergyD.1.2 Entry of Non-Major CompaniesD.1.3 Hedging InstrumentsD.2 Barriers Facing the IndustryD.2.1 Recent Market TrendsD.2.2 Rise in Demand Likely for Oil, Natural Gas & PropaneD.2.3 'Smart' Drilling Prototype Yields More Oil & GasD.2.4 Challenge of Nuclear WastageD.2.5 Crude Oil Proved Reserves Decline, Natural Gas Proved Reserves UpD.2.6 Oil & Gas Industry ExpendituresD.2.7 Gulf of Mexico Oil SpillD.2.8 Saturation of Resources in the North SeaD.3 Industry TrendsD.3.1 Petroleum Industry Mergers and Market ConcentrationD.3.2 Energy UsageD.3.3 Venture Capital Investments in Clean EnergyD.3.4 Large Energy ImportsD.3.5 Energy Efficiency TrendsD.4 Trends in Renewable EnergyD.5 Market Growth OpportunitiesD.5.1 Bio-Energy MarketD.5.2 Stationary Fuel Cells MarketD.5.3 Potential of the Ethanol Fuel Industry