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Investing in the renewable power market : how to profit from energy transformation

Author: Tom Fogarty; Robert Lamb
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012.
Series: Wiley finance series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The financial challenges facing clean energy installations. The path to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is littered with major technological legal, political, and financial challenges. Investing in the Renewable Power Market is a reality check for the mass roll out of green energy and its financial dominance of the world energy market, focusing on real energy costs and global energy needs over the next  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Fogarty; Robert Lamb
ISBN: 9780470878262 0470878266 9781118221020 1118221028 9781118234785 1118234782 9781118259368 111825936X
OCLC Number: 676726345
Description: xvii, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: CHAPTER 1 An Overview of Renewable Power. It's All About Natural Gas; Control of CO2 Emissions Is Not Currently Possible; Reality of Demand-Side Management; Summary --
CHAPTER 2 Analyzing Power Project Economics. Regulated Utilities; Evaluating a Power Plant; Financing a Power Plant; Hedge Providers; Opportunities with Distressed Renewables; Summary --
CHAPTER 3 The Challenges of Renewable Power Projects. Tax Issues; Special Exemptions; Summary --
CHAPTER 4 Risk Assessment for Power Projects. Project Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigations; Precompletion Risks/Mitigants; Postcompletion Risks/Mitigants; Summary --
CHAPTER 5 Exploiting Profitability of Distressed and Abandoned Municipal Power Plants. Waste-Fuel Projects Have Key Financial Advantages for Investors; Duties of Professionals in a Municipal Power Plant; The Professional Feasibility Study Engineer; Disclosures of Risks in the Bond Offering Materials; Calculation of Debt Service Coverage; Investment Opportunities at Troubled Municipal Power Plants; Summary. CHAPTER 6 Energy Storage. Cheap Energy Storage-The Most Vital Game Changer in the World; Opening the Market for Historic Energy Storage Financing; Categories of Energy Storage Technologies; U.S. Regional Multi-Energy Storage Collaborations; Flywheel Technology Energy Storage Has the Lowest Cycle-Life-Cost; Summary --
CHAPTER 7 Shale Natural Gas and Its Effect on Renewable Power. Fracking; New Attitudes in Natural Gas; Cost of Production; Summary --
CHAPTER 8 Solar PV and Solar Thermal Power Plants. The Economics of Solar Power; Financing Techniques; The Technology; Summary --
CHAPTER 9 Wind Power Plants. Projects Overview; Wind Project Economics; Wind Project Power Contracting; Wind Energy Prediction; Summary --
CHAPTER 10 Electric Power Transmission. Overview; Grid Input, Losses, and Exit; High-Voltage Direct Current; Controlling the Components of the Transmission System; Electricity Market Reform: Costs and Merchant Transmission Arrangements; Additional Concerns; Summary. CHAPTER 11 Natural Gas Power Plants. Gas Turbine Engines; Benefits of Gas Turbine Engines; Gas Turbines and CO2; Gas Turbine Operations; Summary --
CHAPTER 12 Coal-Fired Power Plants. Coal's High Output Capacity; Life of a Coal Plant; Extending Coal Plant Operations; Coal Technologies; Summary --
CHAPTER 13 Biomass Energy and Biomass Power Plants. Wood Waste; Economics of Biomass; Summary --
CHAPTER 14 Nuclear Power Energy Plants. Global Impact of Japan's Three Nuclear Plant Meltdowns; Comparative Costs of Energy; Key to the EIA Cost Estimates; Nuclear Power Plants' 50 Years of Electricity Globally; Required Up-Front Payment for Nuclear Waste Disposal before a New Plant's Approval; Asia Will Lead the Next Shift to Nuclear Power Plant Development; China's New Nuclear Reprocessing Is a Vast Expansion of Atomic Fuel; Summary: Nuclear Power Faces a Capital Cost and Ongoing Local Approval Challenge --
Chapter 15 Hydropower Plants. A Unique Renewable Technology; Hydropower and RECs ; Hydropower Economics; Summary. Chapter 16 Geothermal Power Plants. Steam Technology; Geothermal Project Costs; Hydrothermal Power Systems; Ground-Source Heat Pumps; Standing Column Wells; Enhanced Geothermal Systems; Direct Use of Geothermal Energy; Summary --
Chapter 17 Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid. Demand-Side Management; Advanced Meter Infrastructure; Increasing Energy Needs; Summary --
Conclusion. Where Do We Stand Today in Terms of Renewable Energy? --
Appendix A; Appendix B: DTC's Coal vs. Natgas Displacement Model Methodology, January 6, 2009. DTC's Coal/Natgas Displacement Model Methodology; How Much Natgas Is Needed to Displace Coal?
Series Title: Wiley finance series.
Responsibility: Tom Fogarty and Robert Lamb.

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