Energy market disruption and the role of power markets: are the markets prepared?



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This insight looks at wider energy market disruption with power markets as the disruptive vehicle. We also highlight the power market challenges that will ultimately determine the likelihood, level and pace of wider market disruption. 

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The energy market is under pressure, driven by the falling cost of renewables and a global push to reduce carbon emissions. Any big shifts in the way we produce or consume energy will cause disruption. Our report analyses the driving forces behind the changes and will help you to:
• Identify advances in technology that will shape the energy market of the future
• Track how the emergence of electric vehicles will impact commodity markets
• Use California's energy market as an indicator of the challenges and opportunities that come with low-carbon regulation in the developed world


Prajit Ghosh, Research Director, Power & Renewables, discusses the potential affects of a growing EV market.

This report analyses the biggest disruptive influences on the energy market, using California's energy market as a prime example. It includes:

• Detailed analysis of the impact of technological advancement on renewable energy costs
• Cost projections for renewable energy storage for the next 20 years
• An in-depth case study on California's energy market, where policy makers have set aggressive carbon reduction targets

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