Understanding the trends and challenges of solar, wind, biofuels, and geothermal energy
Few industries impact global economic livelihood, societal functioning and quality of life as significantly as the energy industry. Few industries face as many challenges. A number of daunting factors are again leading many inside and outside the energy industry to embrace alternative energy as a solution – or, perhaps, more accurately, a critical piece of the solution.
Alternative energy sources are slowly making inroads in our national energy mix, and that progress is likely to continue. It’s not a matter of whether the U.S. renewable energy market will grow – it’s how fast and by how much. A sampling of trends and challenges affecting U.S. alternative energy companies includes:
- M&A boom in alternative energy sector
- Technology evolution
- Regulatory uncertainty
- Infrastructure bottlenecks
- Emissions allowances, renewable energy credits and trading
During the economic recession, clean energy investment ‘hiccupped’ but has been recovering. However, a host of uncertainties and challenges continue to face the sector, but they are matched by a growing list of opportunities. The alternative energy industry needs experienced teams backed by advisers who can provide the full range of service capabilities.
Please download the attached brochures to learn more about our capabilities in this growing market segment, including our focus on solar, wind, biofuels, and geothermal energy.
Research & Analysis
Deloitte regularly publishes research and analysis that presents unique points-of-view and challenges our clients' thinking.
Deloitte understands that leadership demands active participation across the industry’s diverse community. Deloitte stays involved in the industry and hosts several valuable conferences per year that serve as an open forum for addressing challenges and trends facing the U.S. alternative energy markets. For the latest conference and seminar information, please visit our Energy & Resources Conference and Seminars information.
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