PLUNKETT'S RENEWABLE, ALTERNATIVE & HYDROGEN ENERGY INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2010 CONTENTS A Short Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Glossary xii Introduction 1 How to Use This Book 3 Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry 7 1) Introduction 7 2) Solar Power and Photovoltaics 9 3) Wind Power 13 4) Hydroelectric Power 15 5) Geothermal Power 16 6) Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels such as Biodiesel 17 7) Ethanol Production Soared, But a Market Glut May Slow Expansion 18 8) Microturbines and Distributed Power 21 9) Tidal Power 22 10) Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues 23 11) Governments Encourage Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Research and Investment 26 12) Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Will Quickly Gain Popularity/Major Research in Advanced Lithium Batteries 27 13) Hybrid Cars Gain Market Share 32 14) Clean Diesel Technology Gains Acceptance 33 15) Natural Gas Powered Vehicles Off to a Slow Start 34 16) Homes and Commercial Buildings Go Green 35 17) Fuel Efficiency Becomes a Key Selling Element/Stiff Emissions Standards Adopted in the U.S. and Abroad 36 18) Proposals for U.S. Electricity Grid Enhancements Include a Smart Grid,A" Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Technologies such as Flow Cell Batteries 39 19) The Industry Takes a New Look at Nuclear Power 41 20) Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power-Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices 45 21) Polymers Enable New Display Technologies with PLEDs (Polymer Light Emitting Diodes) 46 22) Coal Is Abundant/Clean Coal and Coal Gasification Technologies Have Promise 47 23) Canada's Tar Sands Production Reaches 1.3 Million Barrels per Day, But Operating Costs Are High 48 24) Oil Shale Technologies Draw New Investment 50 25) Superconductivity Comes of Age 50 Chapter 2: Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Statistics 53 Global Alternative Energy Industry Overview 54 U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Overview 55 Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors 56 Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels 57 Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy 58 Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel 59 Estimated Number of Alternative Fueled Vehicles in Use in the U.S., by Fuel Type: 2003-2007 61 World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 1990-2030 62 World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: 1990-2030 63 Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 1980-2030 64 Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2008 65 Total Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1980-1st 7 Months of 2009 66 Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2008-2009 67 U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 16-Year Average for 1993-2008 68 Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2008 69 Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2008 70 Renewable Energy Consumption by Source: Selected Years, 1950-2008 71 Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors: 2002-2008 72 Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors: 2002-2008 73 Summary of U.S. Ethanol & MTBE Production: December 2008 74 The Top 40 Ethanol Plants in the U.S.: 2009 75 The 10 Largest Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S.: 2009 76 Top 15 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2008 77 Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2009 78 Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells & Modules by Market Sector, End Use & Type, U.S.: 2006-2007 79 Shipments of Solar Thermal Collectors, U.S., 1998-2007 80 U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Scientific Research: 2008-2010 81 Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2007-2009 82 Chapter 3: Important Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Contacts 83 (Addresses, Phone Numbers and Internet Sites) Chapter 4: THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 300: Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 117 Industry List, With Codes 118 Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 120 Alphabetical Index 128 Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 131 Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 133 Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 135 Index of Firms with International Operations 141 Individual Data Profiles on Each of THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 300 143 Additional Indexes Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 442 Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 443
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