2012 Energy and Resources Research Review
- A granular analysis of the market for energy harvesters based on parameters like principal energy sources, end applications, regional dynamics, key markets within countries and changes in average selling prices (ASPs).
- Analysis of the market for natural gas–fired electricity generation on a global basis including industry trends, impact of different fuel types on natural gas, government regulations, competetive structure and forecast iniformation about the markets for electricity generation.
- Information on unconventional natural gas extraction technologies like vertical and directional drilling, horizontal drilling, hydrofracture equipment, hydrofracture chemicals and well completion and operation equipment.
Political unrest behind the Arab Spring caused outages in oil and gas production throughout parts of the Arab world, which had a carryover effect during 2012. On top of this the shut-down of the Fukushima nuclear reactor and earthquake-related reductions in Japanese coal fired power generation, plus the subsequent closure of additional reactors in Japan and Europe, merged to reduce overall output. A drought in the United States lowering corn yields exacerbated this trend.
These constraints on production of traditional power generation kept the average oil price above $100 for a majority of the year. The green energy market, no longer the darling of the venture capital community, revived somewhat in response to this, and also to increasing demographic demands.
This Energy and Resources Research Review provides a sampling of the type of quantitative market information, analysis and guidance that has been aiding business decision making since BCC was founded in 1971. It includes highlights of reports published in 2012 on the following energy and resources markets:
- Global Markets, Technologies and Devices for Energy Harvesting.
- Global Markets for Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation
- Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction: Technologies and Global Markets.
- Advanced Materials and Devices for Renewable Energy: Global Markets.
- Gas-to-Liquids Processes for Chemicals and Energy Production.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- The total market for conventional retrofits including the energy retrofit technologies examined in this study—heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, energy efficient lighting and lighting design, electricity sub-meters, and green roofs—is estimated to increase from $35.5 billion in 2010 to $60.7 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3%.
- The global alternative electrical power storage market in 2011 will be worth more than $325 million, including more than $236 million worth of electrochemical batteries. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% between 2011 and 2016 under a consensus scenario resulting in a $423 million global market in 2016, including $322 million worth of electrochemical batteries.
- Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) currently make up a small but noticeable part of the world PV market. The global market was valued at 1,201 megawatts in 2010 and is expected to increase at a 56% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach a capacity of 11,392 megawatts in 2015.