Plunkett's Renewable, Alternative and Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac: The Only Complete Guide to the Business of Renewable, Alternative and Hydrogen Energy

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  • ISBN-13: 9781593920135
  • Publisher: Plunkett Research
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 355

Table of Contents

A Short Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Industry Glossary i
Introduction 1
How to use this book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry
1) Introduction 7
2) Solar Power and Photovoltaics
3) Wind Power
4) Hydroelectric Power 11
5) Geothermal Power 11
6) Biomass, Waste-to-Energy and Ethanol 11
7) Waste Methane Proves Viable at Landfills 12
8) Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Power 12
9) Microturbines and Distributed Power 14
10) Tidal Power 14
11) Governments Encourage Alternative Fuels and Conservation 15
12) Homes and Commercial Buildings Go Green
13) Alternative Fuels Quickly Gain Popularity Among Automobile Consumers
14) The Industry Takes a New Look at Nuclear Power 18
15) Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power—Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices
16) Clean Coal Technologies are not as Close as they Seem
17) Canada’s Tar Sands Reach Commercial Production Levels
Chapter 2: Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Statistics 23
U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Overview 24
U.S. Energy Production, Total and by Fossil Fuels, Nuclear and Hydroelectric Power: 1950-2003
U.S. Energy Production, Total and by Renewable Energy Power Sources: 1950-2003
U.S. Electricity Net Generation from Renewable Energy by Use Sector and Source: 1999-2003
U.S. Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 15 Year Average: 1989-2003 28
U.S. Non-Hydroelectric Renewable Electricity Generation by Energy Source:
U.S. Energy Consumption by Energy Source: 1999-2003 30
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption, by Amount and Share of Total Energy Consumption: 1989-2003
Percent Share of U.S. Energy Consumption by Source, 2003 32
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Use Sector and Source: 1999-2003 33
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by End-Use Sectors, 2003 34
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by the Residential and Commercial Sectors: 1989-2003
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by the Industrial and Transportation Sectors: 1989-2003
U.S. Ethanol and MTBE Consumption in the Transportation Sector:
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption for Electricity Generation by Use Sector and Source: 1999-2003
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by the Electric Power Sector, Hydroelectric Power: 1949-2003
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by the Electric Power Sector, Non-Hydroelectric: 1990-2003
Estimated Number of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles in Use by Type of Fuel, U.S.: 1992-2003
Estimated Number of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles in Use, U.S.: 1995-2003 42
Estimated Replacement Fuel Consumption by Type of Fuel, U.S.: 1992-2003 43
Estimated U.S. Replacement Fuel Consumption: 1995-2003 44
U.S. Biomass Energy Consumption by Source and Use Sector: 1999-2003 45
Biomass Energy Consumption Hierarchy 46
Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels 47
Major U.S. Electric Utilities That Generate More Than 30% Of Electricity Through Nuclear, Solar, Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Or Biomass
The 10 Largest Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S., 2004 49
Top Five U.S. Ethanol Plants, 2004 49
World’s 10 Largest Hydroelectric Plants, 2004 50
Chapter 3: : Important Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Contacts
Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites 51
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 73
Industry List, With Codes 74
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 76
Alphabetical Index 83
Geographical Index
Index of Headquarters Location by State 85
Index of Headquarters Location by Country 88
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 250 Have Locations
Index by Firms with International Operations 95
Individual Profiles on each of THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 250 97
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 346
Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Affiliations 347
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IntroductionPLUNKETT'S RENEWABLE, ALTERNATIVE & HYDROGEN ENERGY INDUSTRY ALMANAC, the first edition of our guide to the alternative energy field, is designed to be used as a general source for researchers of all types.The data and areas of interest covered are intentionally broad, from the various types of businesses involved in alternative energy, to advances in alternative forms of power, to an in-depth look at the 250 major firms (which we call "THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 250") within the many industry sectors that make up the alternative energy arena. This reference book is designed to be a general source for researchers. It is especially intended to assist with market research, strategic planning, employment searches, contact or prospect list creation (be sure to see the export capabilities of the accompanying CD-ROM that is available to book and eBook buyers) and financial research, and as a data resource for executives and students of all types.PLUNKETT'S RENEWABLE, ALTERNATIVE & HYDROGEN ENERGY INDUSTRY ALMANAC takes a rounded approach for the general reader. This book presents a complete overview of the entire alternative energy field (see "How To Use This Book"). For example, advances in solar energy technologies are discussed, as well as those in wind, hydroelectric and geothermal. THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 250 is our unique grouping of the biggest, most successful corporations in all segments of the alternative energy industry. Tens of thousands of pieces of information, gathered from a wide variety of sources, have been researched and are presented in a unique form that can be easily understood. This section includes thorough indexes to THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 250, by geography, industry, sales, brand names, subsidiary names and many other topics. (See Chapter 4.) Especially helpful is the way in which PLUNKETT'S RENEWABLE, ALTERNATIVE & HYDROGEN ENERGY INDUSTRY ALMANAC enables readers who have no business background to readily compare the financial records and growth plans of alternative energy companies and major industry groups. You'll see the mid-term financial record of each firm, along with the impact of earnings, sales and strategic plans on each company's potential to fuel growth, to serve new markets and to provide investment and employment opportunities.No other source provides this book's easy-to-understand comparisons of growth, expenditures, technologies, corporations and many other items of great importance to people of all types who may be studying this, one of the most promising industries in the world today.By scanning the data groups and the unique indexes, you can find the best information to fit your personal research needs. The major growth companies in alternative energy are profiled and then ranked using several different groups of specific criteria. Which firms are the biggest employers? Which companies earn the most profits? These things and much more are easy to find.In addition to individual company profiles, an overview of alternative energy markets and trends is provided. This book's job is to help you sort through easy-to-understand summaries of today's trends in a quick and effective manner. Whatever your purpose for researching the alternative energy field, you’ll find this book to be a valuable guide. Nonetheless, as is true with all resources, this volume has limitations that the reader should be aware of:
  1. Financial data and other corporate information can change quickly. A book of this type can be no more current than the data that was available as of the time of editing. Consequently, the financial picture, management and ownership of the firm(s) you are studying may have changed since the date of this book. For example, this almanac includes the most up-to-date sales figures and profits available to the editors as of early 2004. That means that we have typically used corporate financial data as of the end of 2003.
  2. Corporate mergers, acquisitions and downsizing are occurring at a very rapid rate. Such events may have created significant change, subsequent to the publishing of this book, within a company you are studying.
  3. Some of the companies in THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 250 are so large in scope and in variety of business endeavors conducted within a parent organization, that we have been unable to completely list all subsidiaries, affiliations, divisions and activities within a firm's corporate structure.
  4. This volume is intended to be a general guide to a quickly growing industry. That means that researchers should look to this book for an overview and, when conducting in-depth research, should contact the specific corporations or industry associations in question for the very latest changes and data. Where possible, we have listed contact names, toll-free telephone numbers and World Wide Web site addresses for the companies, government agencies and industry associations involved so that the reader may get further details without unnecessary delay.
  5. Tables of industry data and statistics used in this book include the latest numbers available at the time of printing, generally through the end of 2002 or 2003. In a few cases, the only complete data available was for earlier years.
  6. " We have used exhaustive efforts to locate and fairly present accurate and complete data. However, when using this book or any other source for business and industry information, the reader should use caution and diligence by conducting further research where it seems appropriate. We wish you success in your endeavors, and we trust that your experience with this book will be both satisfactory and productive.
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