Changing Thermal Power Mix - Is Gas a Viable Substitute for Coal?

Published: November 2012
No. of Pages: 94
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Changing Thermal Power Mix - Is Gas a Viable Substitute for Coal?

Summary

The report discusses how the move toward gas is gaining momentum in many countries. Though gas fired generation will show a much steaper growth than coal fired gernation, renewables will see an even faster growth. Whether coal, gas or renewables win the power battle - vary country by country. The report analyses the power gernation market till 2025 in seven key countries of the world. These include the US, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Italy, the UK, and China. The report provides coal and gas capacity and generation forecast for these key countires. The report analyzes the prospects of gas power generation in key countries forecasted to 2025 by covering drivers, restraints, gas supply-demand scenario, non-fossil fuel power generation and regulations affecting gas power generation in these key countries.

Scope
- Global and Regional analysis of gas power generation
- Coal and gas power installed capacity and power generation forecast for key countries
- Key drivers and restraints impacting gas fired generation inncluding impact of shale gas.
- Regulations affecting coal and gas power generation in key countries

Reasons to buy
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for gas power generation.
- Develop strategies based on the latest power sector trends.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage from gas power generation growth potential.
- Identify key partners and business development avenues.
- Respond to your competitors’ business structure, strategy and prospects.

Additional Information:

Unproven and Environmentally Unfriendly: Is Natural Gas Really the New Coal for the US?

More efficient power plants, lower carbon emissions and a wealth of recent discoveries across the country has seen natural gas production boom in popularity in the US, but will it prove a long-term and reliable successor to coal?

This latest report states that while shale gas is expected to surge in the future, outpacing a receding coal sector, there are several reasons for  gas companies to proceed with caution.

Firstly, large-scale natural gas production is a more recent US endeavour, and although hailed as a massive boost for the nation’s energy industry, the country’s shale plays are relatively new and unproven.

For example, last year the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) estimated the Marcellus Shale play to have technically recoverable reserves of 400 trillion cubic feet (tcf), whereas in the same year the US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated far more modest reserves of 84.2tcf. The latest guess of the EIA, released earlier this year, places the figure between the two at 140.6tcf.

Additionally, although gas is favoured over alternative fossil fuels for its comparatively low carbon emissions output, gas fired plants are still responsible for a substantial amount of pollution. With emissions targets to meet, GlobalData expects the US government’s growing focus on the commercialization of renewable energy generation is to cannibalize a portion of the expanding shale gas sector.

In 2011, the share of gas in the US power mix was a little over 41%, but while natural gas energy production will continue to grow, its share in the national power mix is expected to fall by 1.6% by 2020, thanks in no small part to government initiated renewable energy initiatives.

Published By: GlobalData
Product Code: GlobalData26606


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