Fossil Fuels

This segment is composed of establishments that operate fossil fuel powered electric power generation facilities.

Nuclear Power

Companies in this segment operate generation plants to provide electricity to transmission and distribution systems.

Renewable Energy

There are various types of renewable energy in this particular segment. These include wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectricity, and biomass.

The Energy industry is Concentrated. The production in this industry is dominated by a many large firms that are capable of shaping the industry’s direction and price levels.

Primary Demand Drivers

  • Commercial, government, and residential needs for electrical power (which mainly depend on economic activity and population growth)

Profitability Drivers

  • Government regulations
  • Fuel costs

From the Blog Blog RSS

This is the fifth post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry.

The future of energy is often discussed in the news.  Many publications will say that the energy market’s future rests in one form or another but the future of the energy industry whole is difficult to predict because much of the future of energy is rooted in the policies of politicians. However, the Earth is not yet close to running out of these nonrenewable fuels so while there will be a need to fully replace the use of fossil fuels in our world at some point; running out of fossil fuels is not really the most pressing need at this time. 

This is the fourth post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry.

As more countries consider the environmental impacts of capturing and using different forms of energy, the era for previous power-houses like coal is coming to a close. This post will explore the accessibility, development, and trading of upcoming fossil fuels around the globe.


  1. SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)