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ScottMadden Releases Latest Energy Industry Update

The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update: Unprecedented Uncertainty, Extraordinary Investment

Nov. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- In its recently released Energy Industry Update, ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, highlights the continuing challenges faced by the energy and utilities industries as world economic growth remains slow coming out of the “Great Recession.”

This semi-annual publication features our view of recent significant events and emerging trends in the energy industry. In this issue, ScottMadden observes that aging plants, shifting demand patterns, continued growth of renewable resources, and costly environmental regulations are driving substantial investment needs.

“Our utility clients are seeing some developments that can help moderate rate increases, such as relatively inexpensive natural gas,” said Brad Kitchens, president and CEO of ScottMadden. “But the energy sector still faces a new round of investment requirements and will need to find ways to fund this build-out.”

The Energy Industry Update also includes:

•   The possible impact of the Fukushima Daiichi release of radioactive material on the global nuclear industry, from new plant development to changes in emergency preparedness standards and processes
•   The continuing ramifications of “game-changing” shale gas and growing interest in new plays and implications for gas pipeline infrastructure
•   The outlook for coal-fired generation in the wake of substantially tighter EPA restrictions on emissions and water usage

For more than a decade, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as a catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions. Thousands of industry leaders rely on it for the most important trends and thought-provoking insights. Click to download the latest Energy Industry Update.

For nearly 30 years, ScottMadden has been a leader in energy consulting, serving more than 200 energy organizations, including 90% of the top 20, and has completed thousands of successful projects.

More information on ScottMadden's Energy practice can be found at www.scottmadden.com. Contact ScottMadden in Atlanta at 3495 Piedmont Road, NE, Building 10, Suite 805, Atlanta, G.A. 30305; call 404-814-0020; or e-mail info@scottmadden.com.

About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is a management consulting firm delivering customized, practical solutions for clients in energy, clean tech and infrastructure, corporate and shared services, and the federal government. Our collaborative, small-team approach, coupled with deep content knowledge, experience, and insight, delivers an exceptional consulting experience and superior results. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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