U.S. Alternative Energy and Power Industry - Trends & Developments
Electric power markets in the United States have experienced a major shift over the last decade or more. Coal-fired generation, once the backbone of the U.S. electric power supply, has steadily declined, replaced first by inexpensive natural gas (the product of advances in fracking technology), and increasingly by alternative energy sources: utility-scale wind and solar and distributed solar generation. In April 2019, the United States for the first time produced more electricity from renewable sources than from coal, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).
In the inaugural U.S. Trends & Developments section of Chambers Alternative Energy & Power Global Practice Guide, Nossaman authors Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Paul Weiland, Brooke Marcus Wahlberg and Willis Hon address a number of factors impacting the alternative energy and power industry throughout the U.S., including:
- National Policies Favoring Alternative Energy
- State Actions
- Corporate Power Purchases
- Wildlife and Natural Resources
- Utility-Scale Battery Storage
- Grid Resiliency
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Chambers Global Practice Guides provide in-house counsel with expert legal commentary on the main practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world. The guides focus on the practical legal issues affecting business and enable the reader to compare legislation and procedure across a range of key jurisdictions. For every guide, Chambers selects Contributing Editors who are ranked in the relevant Chambers Guides as the best in their field. The individual contributors who write the ‘Law and Practice’ and ‘Trends & Developments’ sections are selected on the same basis.
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