9. EverClean Energy, Inc.: Wind Energy Versus Natural Gas

Patrick Cellie and Matthew J. Drake, Duquesne University

Introduction

Andrew James was admiring the wind turbines his team had just finished installing after months of hard work. Even though he was the CEO of EverClean Energy, he still enjoyed visiting the sites where the company was developing new projects. He had more than 20 years of experience in renewable energy, but for the first time he didn’t have the same confidence he had always had about his company’s future growth potential. Natural gas prices had dropped to levels that made it difficult for renewable energy sources to be competitive, and Andrew was afraid that in the future this situation would start affecting his business. ...

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