Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry has performed well over the past five years. As the economy has grown, increased consumption, industrial activity and construction activity have spurred growth in national waste generation, increasing demand for industry waste disposal and treatment services. While the industry has performed well over the past five years, revenue growth has been somewhat hampered by stagnant electricity prices. Low natural gas prices have reduced costs for power plants, which have consequently been able to offer lower electricity prices. The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is forecast to grow at a faster rate over the five years to 2021.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The US waste-to-energy (WtE) market has been unfavorable for new entrants during the past 15 years, as the number or facilities in operation has steadily decreased. Several barriers to entry face potential WtE providers. While the regulatory climate has favored renewable energy products during the past decade, regulatory hurdles regarding plant operations and emissions form some of the most pressing barriers. Permits must be obtained before construction of a new plant can begin, and oversight must be maintained throughout the operational life of the facility. The process of obtaining such permits can often cause lengthy delays, including delays caused by third-party appeals challenging permit issuance.
Consumer attitudes and perceptions about WtE also form a potential barrier... purchase to read more