This Review Analyses the UK Market for Primary and Secondary Energy Together With...
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This Review Analyses the UK Market for Primary and Secondary Energy Together With the Industry That Supplies This Market DUBLIN, Ireland--(Business Wire)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c83115) has announced the addition of "Energy Industry Market Review 2008" to their offering. This Review analyses the UK market for primary and secondary energy, together with the industry that supplies this market. The energy industry plays a central role in the UK economy, producing, transforming and supplying energy in various forms, for use by a wide range of end users. Seven sectors are examined: oil, gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal, renewable energy, and combined heat and power (CHP). In 2006, the total market value of UK inland energy consumption was GBP 130.73bn. Consumption by the energy sector was valued at GBP 28.73bn, while the value of consumption by the non-energy sector was GBP 128.2bn. Transport was the largest component of the non-energy sector. Most of the UK's energy requirements are currently supplied from indigenous sources. The coal industry and, since the 1970s, the offshore oil and gas industry have given the UK a very large degree of independence in terms of energy supply. However, as the output of its indigenous oil and gas industries declines, the UK will be forced to compete for primary energy supplies on international markets. Many of the key sources of energy are countries with quite different political and cultural regimes than those of the UK. This could make business arrangements challenging. International differences are also significant in terms of environmental issues. The UK is developing an energy strategy in which environmental issues (especially carbon emissions) are given a high priority. In many emerging economies, however, this is not the case. As a result, energy costs in the UK are comparatively high. The US, a huge user of energy, has yet to give top priority to the issue of carbon emissions and global warming. EU and UK government policies support continued growth in the use of renewable energy. Although a decision has yet to be made, it is likely that nuclear power will also be an option for energy companies in the future. Nuclear power is, of course, extremely controversial and any plans for new reactors can be expected to raise vigorous opposition. However, the UK's existing nuclear power stations currently produce around a fifth of the nation's electricity, and they are expected to reach the end of their lives by the mid-2020s. If they are not replaced, the result will be a large gap in generation capacity that will have to be filled by some other means. Contents: Executive Summary 1. Industry Overview 2. PEST Analysis 3. Competitive Structure 4. The Oil Industry 5. The Gas Industry 6. The Electricity Industry 7. The Nuclear-Power Industry 8. The Coal Industry 9. The Renewable-Energy Industry 10. Combined Heat and Power 11. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats 12. The Future 13. Further Sources For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c83115. Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager email@example.com Fax: +353 1 4100 980 Copyright Business Wire 2008
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