Global energy will never be the same: everything changed the shale revolution. Sure, Goldman Sachs analysts. They chose the most attractive investment trends in the energy sector and the shale is located on the honorable first place. We offer you a list:
1. The shale revolution
The world has felt the effect of the shale revolution. The production of gas and oil from shale deposits is increasing rapidly. Against this background, we can see that developing countries gradually get rid of one of the major threats to economic growth – price barriers in the oil market. According to experts of Goldman Sachs, the oil shale will create a more stable oil market, in which demand for raw materials will be able to grow without direct reference to quotes. In addition, the US trade balance due to shale oil fields will improve by 1.2% of GDP by 2017, and the dollar will strengthen by 5-10%.
2. “Smart” electric networks
Electricity providers are increasingly thinking about creating “smart” networks in which the possibility of control over the flow of current and the company, and customers. Goldman Sachs cites the example of Silver Spring Networks, which develops a special platform for network management distribution of electricity, is able to automate a number of actions that were previously performed manually, and to provide consumers with the ability to monitor the level of energy consumption and change it. In 2013, the IPO Silver Spring Networks earned $93 million
3. The production of clean energy using fuel cells
Companies are increasingly thinking about how to ensure own energy and not depend on large suppliers and the stability of the networks. Most acutely this question arises in terms of natural disasters, such as hurricanes. The answer is at Bloom Energy. The startup produces solid oxide fuel cells, sets of which was called Bloom Box. These solutions in their energy systems used by such giants as Wal-Mart, fedex and Coca-Cola. Each Bloom Box costs $750 thousand, and even at a price customers are willing to buy innovative products of Bloom Energy. But in just 10 years, the developers promise to reduce the cost of “Blooming boxes” to $3 thousand.
4. Wind energy
Wind energy today plays an important role in generating the market. At windmills, there are 2.5% of all electricity. Both developed and developing markets are interested in the development of this sector, which in the presence of good weather conditions and proper investment policy can produce energy “for free”. Denmark generates a quarter of its electricity using wind turbines. Market leaders – the US and China. However, the sector is growing 25% annually, and the trend will soon continue.
Note that these technologies and sectors most promising experts say Goldman Sachs, whose purpose is to advertise a private agreement in a particular sector. The Bank believes that it serves an important function in the energy market. In addition to the investments and services Advisor, Goldman Sachs is helping the authorities and business engage in a dialogue, the outcome of which will be new amendments to the legislation, able to accelerate the introduction of new technologies. Green energy is one of the most interesting niches in the market, and the purpose of Goldman Sachs is to bring the total investment in this area to $40 billion over the next decade. One of the companies cooperating with Goldman Sachs, NRG Energy, oversees a broad range of assets in the United States and focuses on clean energy. With the support of the Bank it launched an IPO of NRG Yield. The amount of placement amounted to $495 million