This segment is composed of establishments that operate fossil fuel powered electric power generation facilities.
Companies in this segment operate generation plants to provide electricity to transmission and distribution systems.
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)
- Government regulations
- Fuel costs
From the Blog
It’s no surprise that the effort to get the global economy back to its pre-pandemic efficacy would be quite challenging. The biggest current hurdle to that goal is what some are calling a global energy crisis. The supply of fossil fuels is struggling to catch up with recovering demand, causing energy prices to soar around the world, especially in the Northern Hemisphere as countries prepare for a cold winter. Many factors have contributed to this supply crunch, including European and Asian countries’ recent efforts to decarbonize the economy, lack of capital to natural gas drillers, and an unexpectedly low output from Russian energy suppliers like Gazprom.
The shift to green technology has been highly covered throughout media and it is agreed on by many exports that improving society’s sustainability will be key in our future economic, technological, and health advancement. Recently, the United States’ Exxon Mobil declared its new plan to increase investment in an emerging area of carbon reduction: carbon capture technology. Although this move may appear to be simply another example of a company moving toward sustainability, there is a much bigger implication at hand.
- SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)