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Analyzing Renewable Energy In The United States

E. Competition in the IndustryE.1 Overview of CompetitionE.2 Nuclear Energy Facing Competition from Gas and CoalE.3 Competition Fostering Reliability Choices

F. Policy Resolutions to the US Energy CrisisF.1 Supply-Side ResolutionsF.2 Demand-Side ResolutionsF.3 Resolving Cost IssuesF.4 Resolving Regulatory and Legal IssuesF.5 Boosting Industry Performance through Government ProgramsF.6 ConclusionG. US Renewable Energy Market: SWOT Framework AnalysisG.1 Strengths to Build UponG.2 Weaknesses to OvercomeG.3 Opportunities to ExploitG.4 Threats to Overcome

H. SWOT Framework Analysis: Top 5 Renewable Technologies in the USH.1 Wind PowerH.1.1 Strengths to Build UponH.1.2 Weaknesses to OvercomeH.1.3 Opportunities to ExploitH.1.4 Threats to OvercomeH.2 Solar PowerH.2.1 Strengths to Build UponH.2.2 Weaknesses to OvercomeH.2.3 Opportunities to ExploitH.2.4 Threats to OvercomeH.3 Geothermal PowerH.3.1 Strengths to Build UponH.3.2 Weaknesses to OvercomeH.3.3 Opportunities to ExploitH.3.4 Threats to OvercomeH.4 Energy from BiomassH.4.1 Strengths to Build UponH.4.2 Weaknesses to OvercomeH.4.3 Opportunities to ExploitH.4.4 Threats to OvercomeH.5 Small Hydro PowerH.5.1 Strengths to Build UponH.5.2 Weaknesses to OvercomeH.5.3 Opportunities to ExploitH.5.4 Threats to OverviewH.6 Conclusion

I. Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy in the USI.1 OverviewI.2 History of Energy Policy in the USI.3 US Energy IndependenceI.3.1 Terrorism, Embargo and Other FactorsI.3.2 Strategies Being AppliedI.3.3 Issues and CriticismsI.4 Relations with Other Oil-Producing Countries

J. Production of Electricity from RES: State-wise AnalysisK. Regulations and their Impact on the Renewable Energy SectorK.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009K.1.1 Energy InfrastructureK.1.2 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research and InvestmentK.1.3 Tax Incentives for CompaniesK.1.4 Business Tax ProvisionsK.2 Feed-in-TariffsK.2.1 CaliforniaK.2.2 FloridaK.2.3 HawaiiK.2.4 MaineK.2.5 OregonK.2.6 VermontK.2.7 Puerto RicoK.3 Renewable Portfolio StandardsK.3.1 Additional Non-binding GoalsK.3.2 Program CoverageK.3.3 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)K.3.4 Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)K.3.5 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) – MultipliersK.3.6 Tiers and Set AsidesK.3.7 Eligible TechnologiesK.3.8 PenaltiesK.3.9 Cost CapsK.3.10 Cost RecoveryK.3.11 Federal RPS ProgramsK.3.12 RPS Programs by StateK.3.12.1 CaliforniaK.3.12.2 ColoradoK.3.12.3 NevadaK.3.12.4 FloridaK.3.12.5 OhioK.3.12.6 PennsylvaniaK.3.12.7 TexasK.4 DOE Wind ProgramK.5 DOE Geothermal Technologies ProgramK.6 Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975K.7 Clean Air ActK.8 Energy Policy Act of 1992K.9 Energy Policy Act of 2005K.9.1 General Provisions of the ActK.9.2 Energy ManagementK.9.3 Criticism of the ActK.10 Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionK.11 Fuel Cell Initiatives by the US DOEK.12 California Solar InitiativeK.13 EPA InitiativesK.14 Green Power PartnershipK.15 Minerals Management Service's ProgramK.16 New Energy FrontierK.16.1 Renewable EnergyK.16.2 Conventional Energy and ComplianceK.16.3 Royalty PaymentsK.17 Solar America InitiativeK.18 US Geological Survey's ProgramK.19 Fish and Wildlife Service's Program

L. Major Players in the Renewable Energy IndustryL.1 BoschL.2 GE EnergyL.3 Iberdrola Renovables, SAL.4 GreenHunter Energy, IncL.5 Sharp CorporationL.6 Shell RenewablesSection 2: Wind Power in the United States A. Wind Power Market in the USA.1 Industry OverviewA.2 Wind Power Generation by StateA.3 Installed Capacity GrowthA.4 Wind Resources in the USA.5 Transmission and Integration of Wind PowerA.6 Electrical Energy Generated by WindA.7 Ramping Up of Manufacturing CapacityA.8 Traditional Electricity Generation versus Wind PowerA.9 Market for Wind Turbine ManufacturingA.10 Federal Production Tax Credit for Wind PowerA.11 Offshore Wind Power Market

B. Role of Wind in the Energy IndustryC. Cost of Wind PowerC.1 OverviewC.2 Finding Alternative Investment for Wind Power D. Wind Power in the US – Market TrendsD.1 Rising Demand for EnergyD.2 Global Climate ChangeD.3 Renewable Quota SystemD.4 Rising Cost CompetitivenessD.5 Offshore Wind Power TrendsD.6 Emergence of Merchant Wind PlantsD.7 Emergence of "Inside the Fence" ProjectsE. Barriers Facing the US Wind Power MarketE.1 Permitting ChallengesE.2 Restrictions on TransmissionE.3 Risk Aversion

F. Small Wind Turbines MarketF.1 What is a Small Wind Turbine?F.2 Applications of Small Wind TurbinesF.2.1 OverviewF.2.2 Grid-Connected ApplicationsF.3 Small Wind Turbine Market in the USF.4 Emergence of Hybrid Small Wind TurbinesF.5 Emergence of Very Small Wind TurbinesF.6 Role of Wind-Diesel Hybrid Turbine SystemsF.7 Economics of Small Wind TurbinesF.8 Factors Affecting the US SWT MarketF.8.1 Regulatory IncentivesF.8.2 Certification ProcessesF.8.3 External InvestmentF.8.4 Poor Zoning/Permitting PracticesF.8.5 Better Technology for Resource AssessmentF.8.6 Consolidation in the IndustryF.8.7 Economic ConditionsF.8.8 Strong Dealer NetworksF.9 Regulatory FrameworkF.9.1 FERC RulingF.9.2 Federal Renewable Electricity StandardF.9.3 Government IncentivesF.10 Role of PACE Bonds in the US MarketF.11 Cost of Electricity and Role of Small Wind TurbinesF.12 Utility Policies Impacting the MarketF.13 Market Trends

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