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2015 Global Outlook of the Energy & Environment Industry

2015 Global Outlook of the Energy & Environment Industry

Will oil prices continue to fall and what will be the impact? Could the lower price threaten investment in renewable energy? Could battery innovation lead to the widespread adoption of energy storage? Will LED lighting go mainstream? Will desalination make a comeback? How could X-as-a-Service business models revolutionise the building sector? There is no doubt that this is an interesting time for the Energy and Environment markets, with many important and disruptive transformations taking place. This outlook study identifies the top 15 global trends that will impact these two dynamic sectors in 2015 and discusses Frost & Sullivan's vision for the year ahead.


  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Sector Outlook-2015 Market Snapshot
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Power Generation
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Homes and Buildings
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Water
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Grids
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Resources
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Energy Storage
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Critical Power
    • 2015 Market Snapshot-Distributed Energy
  • Top 15 Trends for 2015
    • Oil Price Stays Below $60
    • Oil Prices Stay Below $60
    • Growth of Natural Gas
    • Reshoring
      • Table Reshoring: Offshoring vs Reshoring in Manufacturing, US, 2003-2016
    • Resilience of Renewables
    • New Clean Tech
    • Nuclear Rises in the East
      • Table Nuclear Rises in the East: Nuclear Capacity Under Construction, Global, 2015
    • Distributed is the New Centralised
    • Battery Innovation
    • IoT Enables Smart Buildings
    • LED Lighting Goes Mainstream
    • Module-level Power Electronics
    • Revival of Desalination
    • Cities Get Smart by Plugging Leaks
    • Innovating for Society
    • X-as-a-Service Business Models
  • Key Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Associated Research and Multimedia on Energy & Environment
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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