November 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Air pollution control industry benefits from global initiatives

By 2015, revenues for suppliers of air pollution control systems, services, consumables and components will reach $80 billion. The strong growth trend will not be slowed by global warming initiatives..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

By 2015, revenues for suppliers of air pollution control systems, services, consumables and components will reach $80 billion. The strong growth trend will not be slowed by global warming initiatives, concludes market researchers with the McIlvaine Company (www.mcilvainecompany.com). A carbon tax would seem to discourage construction of new coal-fired boilers. It would seem logical that initiatives to reduce global warming would have a negative effect on the industry that depends for more than half its revenues on coal-fired power plant owners. Furthermore, other major purchasers such as chemical plants and pulp mills are dependent on the low-cost electricity delivered by coal generator

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