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The mix of voices advocating for change in the energy industry is growing—whether that is transitioning away from coal, increasing renewables, deploying distributed energy resources, or decreasing reliance on natural gas. What’s more, each voice is demanding its change now. How quickly can we make the changes without compromising reliability, resiliency, affordability, and the financial viability of the industry’s key players?

This edition of the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update considers critical changes in the industry today and asks the question, "How Soon Is Now?"

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How Soon Is Now?

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Energy Industry Update – Volume 19, Issue 1

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Summary

How soon is now for competing priorities of new infrastructure, resiliency, clean energy sources, and effective incentives?

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Resilience and

Reliability

Strategies are being developed, but questions remain: how much resilience is reasonable (and at what cost) and what actions should be prioritized?

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One Step Forward,

Two Steps Back

With the possible retirements of nuclear power plants, what are the implications for carbon emissions and our energy future?

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Non-Wires

Alternatives

What are the key considerations for planning and procurement of NWAs, and where might we see them next?

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What is the role of an energy utility in supporting smart city development?

Smart Cities

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What are SMRs, how viable are they, and what is driving renewed interest in them?

Small Modular

Nuclear Reactors

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Can the market deliver on the increasing demand for gas and increasing production from a variety of shale plays?

Gas

Transformation

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How is the U.K.’s performance-based regulatory mechanism advancing its energy and decarbonization goals?

U.K. Fact-Finding

Mission

Executive Summary

Resilience and Reliability

U.K. Fact-Finding Mission

Non-Wires Alternatives

Smart Cities

Small Modular Reactors

Gas Transformation

One Step Forward...

How Soon Is Now?

The mix of voices advocating for change in the energy industry is growing—whether that is transitioning away from coal, increasing renewables, deploying distributed energy resources, or decreasing reliance on natural gas. What’s more, each voice is demanding its change now. How quickly can we make the changes without compromising reliability, resiliency, affordability, and the financial viability of the industry’s key players?

This edition of the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update considers critical changes in the industry today and asks the question, "How Soon Is Now?"

Executive

Summary

How soon is now for competing priorities of new infrastructure, resiliency, clean energy sources, and effective incentives?

Read More

Resilience and

Reliability

Strategies are being developed, but questions remain: how much resilience is reasonable (and at what cost) and what actions should be prioritized?

Read More
Read More

How is the U.K.’s performance-based regulatory mechanism advancing its energy and decarbonization goals?

U.K. Fact-Finding

Mission

Non-Wires

Alternatives

What are the key considerations for planning and procurement of NWAs, and where might we see them next?

Read MoreView Video
Read More

What is the role of an energy utility in supporting smart city development?

Smart Cities

View Video
Read More

What are SMRs, how viable are they, and what is driving renewed interest in them?

Small Modular

Nuclear Reactors

Read More

Can the market deliver on the increasing demand for gas and increasing production from a variety of shale plays?

Gas

Transformation

One Step Forward,

Two Steps Back

With the possible retirements of nuclear power plants, what are the implications for carbon emissions and our energy future?

Read MoreView Video