In December 2010, MJB&A completed a report on natural gas price volatility. This research report gleaned lessons from other markets to determine (1) whether increased exposure to natural gas prices, due to higher consumption, is likely to have a negative impact on the U.S. economy as compared to other regions of the world, and (2) how natural gas price volatility compares to volatility in other commodities and other natural gas-consuming regions of the world: the United States, Europe, and Asia, which account for one-third, one-fifth, and one-sixth of total global consumption.
In 2010, MJB&A completed a report for a major electric and natural gas utility on the state of the renewable natural gas (“green gas”) markets in the US. For the purposes of the analysis, “green gas” refers to gas that is cleaned, compressed and sold into the pipeline for distribution and use by natural gas customers. The report provided an overview of environmental markets in the US, to evaluate the U.S. green gas market specifically, and to explore options for the utility to develop its green gas business within the context of the relevant policies.
MJB&A has developed a tool to allow users to analyze state progress towards compliance with the final Clean Power Plan rule under a range of electricity demand and generation scenarios and a variety of emissions reduction targets. The tool incorporates policy options outlined in the final rule, and provides the ability to alter all major drivers of state electric sector emissions and ascertain their impacts on state’s CPP compliance status. Results are analyzed and displayed based on real-time changes made by the user in a variety of graphs to track how each option inf