Top 3 Challenges in the Energy and Environment Industry

What do your peers think about Energy and Environment Industry?

Energy and Environment professionals say that the main problem is about the recycling process that needs to be improved since more and more attention is driven to climate change awareness and environmentally friendly companies. Also, high production costs make it difficult for some companies to keep up with their rivals in the market, and competition between smaller and big international companies is sometimes quite harsh.

Energy and Environment Top 3 peer challenges

number-1Operating Costs

Companies have to face increasing costs of production, workforce, raw materials, rentals, transport and other costs. Reducing the cost, without impacting the environment even more negatively, is one of the biggest challenges for the energy industry. Fortunately, there is a lot of potential for cost efficiency improvement as innovative green energy technologies increasingly help companies reduce their energy-related expenses on the long term. 

number-2Regulations and Legislation

The regulatory framework in which the energy and environment industry operates is strict, no doubt about it, and aims to protect the environment by tightening laws and policies.


Finding and using new environmentally friendly material and energy sources, such as, wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, etc. with less impact on the environment.

Other Challenges

  • Energy efficiency
  • Funding
  • Corruption
  • Ageing infrastructures

Research-­based trends and short-term forecast

Research states that the challenges in the energy industry are; the world economic recovery and energy demand, climate change, volatility in oil prices and energy markets, etc. High fiscal prices, rapidly increasing domestic consumption, high dependence on oil & gas revenue will be issues for OPEC (WEC Finland).

The LNG capacity is expected to reach 135 million tons yearly; 90% of the volumes will be held by Australia, Russia, and the US. It is forecasted that global natural gas consumption will double in volume by 2040, and coal and physical oil consumption will increase by 15%. Due to regulations, primary energy demand will slow down by about 1% per year after 2025 (KPMG, BCBC).

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