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
The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 5.3% over the ten years to 2019. Comparatively, the United States economy is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.5% over the same period of time. IVA growth higher than that of GDP is typical of an industry in the growth stage of its life cycle.
The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry grew very strongly in the 1980's as the lack of sufficient landfilling space diverted demand to the industry... purchase to read more