Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is an integral part of the nation's waste disposal infrastructure and increasingly a source of its renewable energy power. Through the early part of the past five years, the industry struggled through tough economic and regulatory conditions that made substitute landfills and recycling facilities more attractive waste disposal options in parts of the country and caused some firms to struggle with profitability and close facilities. However, renewed public and government interest in the environmental impact of waste disposal and renewable energy generation sparked new investment in WtE facilities and the first return to growth for the industry in more than a decade.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
IBISWorld estimates the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is in a growth phase of its life cycle. This is characterized by growth in the industry's contribution to GDP, an increasing number of enterprises and establishments and increasing public acceptance and use of WtE technologies for waste disposal and power generation.
The industry struggled through tough regulatory changes, profitability problems and increased substitute landfill capacity that caused the number of industry firms and facilities to decline through the early 2000s. However, favorable social and regulatory trends that have supported sustainable waste disposal and renewable energy projects sparked renewed industry growth from 2008 to 2013... purchase to read more