Power Generation Moving to Greener Future with Natural Gas

September 2016, Vol. 243, No. 9

By Adam Forni, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research

The power generation industry is undergoing sweeping change. Global governments finally accept the reality of climate change and are opting for generation with lower carbon footprints, as witnessed in the COP21 agreement and various national policies. Generation is also shifting from a centralized model to distributed, uprooting utility business models as technological improvements allow customers to generate electricity more reliably onsite. And, even as sun-fueled renewables like PV and wind drop in price and flood the market, another fuel is becoming more accessible and affordable thanks largely to the fracking boom: natural gas. The three…

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