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US Energy Policy under Obama's Presidency - A Move Away from Fossil Energy

  • Publication Date:April 2009
  • Publisher:GlobalData
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:60

US Energy Policy under Obama's Presidency - A Move Away from Fossil Energy

The report analyzes the energy policies of the new US government under the leadership of President Obama. It covers all the key policies of the new administration across different sectors - oil & gas, nuclear, renewable energy, clean technology and energy efficiency. It also analyzes the implications of the different policies on the respective industries and on the companies operating in the industries.

Scope

  • What has been the demand supply gap for primary energy in the US?
  • How declining oil and gas reserves globally has impacted the business and residential sectors in the US?
  • What policy changes are being considered by the US government to provide energy security to the nation?
  • To what extent are renewable energy sources going to meet the surging energy demand in the US?
  • What are the prospects and challenges for the US renewable energy sector?
  • Which are the major companies in the US renewable energy sector and what are their competitive strategies?

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  • Gain the most up to date and in-depth information on the US renewable energy market.
  • Invest in key growth technologies and opportunities within the US renewable energy industry making use of our in-depth analysis.
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  • 1 List of Tables
  • 1.2 List of Figures
  • 2 Executive Summary
    • 2.1 Objectives of the US energy policy under the Obama administration
    • 2.2 US energy policy: Bush versus Obama
  • 3 US energy policy under Obama Key features
    • 3.1 Obama energy policy objectives
    • 3.2 Energy policy mechanisms to achieve the objectives
    • 3.3 Cap-and-trade policy
    • 3.4 Upgrading the US electricity grid to a Smart Grid
    • 3.5 Proposed 2010 budget by the Obama administration
  • 4 A brief overview of the pre-Obama energy policy
    • 4.1 Evolution of the US energy policy from the Bush administration to the Obama administration
    • 4.2 Energy Policy Act of 2005
    • 4.3 Advanced energy initiative (Twenty in Ten challenge) and the Energy independence and security act 2007
    • 4.4 The pre-Obama US energy policy - Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables
  • 5 Industry implications of the energy policy, ARRA and the proposed budget on the renewable and the fossil energy sectors
    • 5.1 Implications of the policy on the renewable energy sector
    • 5.2 Implications of the policy on the fossil fuels sector
  • 6 Key enablers and other issues related to the energy policy
    • 6.1 Key enablers to reduce carbon emissions and to facilitate a shift to renewable energy
    • 6.2 Other key issues
  • 7 Potential ramifications of the shift in US energy policy
    • 7.1 Effect of the shift in the US energy policy on other countries
    • 7.2 A less carbon intensive US economy
    • 7.3 How effective will the new energy policy be?
  • 8 Appendix
    • 8.1 Methodology
    • 8.2 Unit of Measure
    • 8.3 Contact Us
    • 8.4 About GlobalData
    • 8.5 Disclaimer
  • 1 List of Tables
    • Table 1: US Electricity Generation by Energy Source, GWh
    • Table 2: US Alternative fuel and Hybrid Vehicles, by Vehicle type and Fuel type, 2008
    • Table 3: World Crude Oil Reserves with US share, Billion Barrels
    • Table 4: US Carbon dioxide emissions by fuel source, million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
    • Table 5: New Oil and Gas Tax Regime of the Obama Administration
    • Table 6: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Key Provisions for Renewables
    • Table 7: The US, Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, Renewable Energy Incentives
    • Table 8: The US, State Renewables Portfolio Standards and Policy Incentives, 2008
    • Table 9: The US, PTC, In Service Deadline and Credit Amount, 2008
    • Table 10: The US, Business Energy Tax Credit, Eligibility and Credit Availability, 2008
    • Table 11: The US, Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, Incentives Offered
    • Table 12: The US, Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy for Leading States
    • Table 13: US Alternative Energy Capacity by Source, MW, 2000 - 2008
    • Table 14: US Biofuels Production, Million Liters, 2000 - 2008
    • Table 15: Characteristics and Costs of Renewable Technologies
    • Table 16: Construction Costs by Fuel Source, US $ billion, 2008
    • Table 17: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Cost of Tax Incentive
    • Table 18: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Cost of Government Spending
    • Table 19: US Crude Oil Imports by Origin, 2000 - 2008
    • Table 20: The US OCS Region, Comparison of Total Hydrocarbon Endowment by Type, Area and Resource
  • 1.2 List of Figures
    • Figure 1: New Energy Paradigm
    • Figure 2: US Electricity Generation by Energy Source, GWh
    • Figure 3: World Crude Oil Reserves with US share, Billion Barrels
    • Figure 4: US Carbon dioxide emissions by fuel source, million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
    • Figure 5: US Alternative Energy Capacity by Source, MW, 2000 - 2008
    • Figure 6: US Biofuels Production, Million Liters, 2000 - 2008
    • Figure 7: US Crude Oil Imports by Origin, 2000 - 2008
    • Figure 8: New Energy Paradigm
    • Figure 9: GlobalData Methodology
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