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THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ENERGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR COMPOSITE PROCESSORS
Publish Date: Oct 2008,   Pages: 140,   Report Code:
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Table of Contents
 INTRODUCTION
Scope and Context of the Analysis
The Evolving Energy Marketplace
The Recent Trend of Energy Pricing
Factors Driving the Recent Volatility in Energy Pricing
What Then is the "New", Likely Future Economics of Energy?
Objective and Methodology of the Analysis
 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The New Energy-efficiency Imperative
Supply-side Challenges and Opportunities
The Need for Improved Energy-efficiency in Composite Processing
The Need for Improved Labor Productivity in Composite Processing
The Need for Additional Composite Workforce Training and Development
Demand-side Challenges and Opportunities
Competing with China: Evidence of Reverse Globalization
The New Competitive Position of Composites versus Alternative Materials
The Current and Likely Future State of Major Composite End-use Markets
The Innovation Imperative in Composite Processing
 PART I: A REVIEW OF THE EVOLVING DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
The Recent Trend of U.S. Economic Growth
Recent Sources of U.S. Economic Growth
Current Domestic and Global Economic Conditions: The Perfect Storm
Future Domestic and Global Economic Growth: Implications of the Credit Crunch
 PART II: THE TASK AT HAND FOR COMPOSITE PROCESSORS: ADDRESSING THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ENERGY
The Challenges
The Advent of Global Peak Oil
Globalization and Energy Pricing
Tightening Environmental Oversight of Composite Processing Plants
The Opportunities
Divergent Growth Scenarios in Consumer and Industrial Product Markets
The Premium on Product Light-weighting
The Competitive Advantage versus Steel
The Competitive Advantage versus Thermoplastics
Recent Trends in Composite Resin and Fiber Pricing
International Trade in Composite Products: The Trend to Reverse Globalization
 PART III: THE NEW ENERGY SUPPLY LANDSCAPE
The Evolving Menu of Conventional and New Energy Sources
The Recent Trend of Energy Generation by Source
An Injection of Realism: Current and Likely Future Renewable Energy Market Shares
Biodiesel and Ethanol
Geothermal Energy
Nuclear Energy
Solar Energy
Tidal or Wave Energy
Wind Energy
Government Support for Renewable Energy
The American Energy Act
Federal Tax Credits
 PART IV: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ENERGY; IMPLICATIONS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND PROCESSING METHODS
Resins
Hybrid Resin Systems
Soy-based Resin Systems
Styrene-based Resin Systems
Fibers
Core Materials
Processing Options
 PART V: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ENERGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR COMPOSITE END-USE MARKETS
The Long-term Trend of Composite Shipment Growth
Major End-use Markets for Composites
Aerospace/Aircraft
Automotive
Passenger Cars
Light Trucks
Medium and Heavy Trucks
Building and Construction
Civil Infrastructure
Marine
Mass Transit
Military and Defense
Power Plants
Wind Turbines
 PART VI: THE PCRS SURVEY OF COMPOSITE PROCESSORS
The Changing Composite Processor Supply Base
Acquisitions and Mergers
Casualties of the Economic Downturn
Composite Processor Responses to the New Economics of Energy
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