Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com
December 23, 2013 | 14 Comments
New Hampshire, USA -- “Some think it is the beginning of the end here for renewable energy in the United States,” began Adam Umanoff partner at Akin Gump at the start of his presentation for energy media in early December. As a renewable energy journalist based in the U.S. this was a very provocative statement indeed.
I followed up with Umanoff after the presentation to make sure I was clear on the reasons he gave in support of this view. While none of these reasons are new or even particularly insightful (Umanoff himself calls them obvious), the bottom line is that it will be a different playing field for renewables going forward.
On the next few pages, you’ll find three obstacles that stand in the way of utility-scale renewable energy growth in the U.S. and the solutions and/or mitigations to those problems.