Analysts: Renewables face post-election challenges

11/13/2012 | CNNMoney

President Barack Obama's re-election is good for the renewable-energy sector, but other factors are likely to hold back industry growth, analysts said. The tough negotiations expected over how to address the federal deficit will make it difficult to hold on to all energy tax incentives, analysts said. Moreover, cheap natural gas and the fulfillment of many state renewable energy commitments are expected to slow down the renewable-energy industry's expansion, they added. Analyst Sarah Ladislaw at the Center for Strategic and International Studies expects "an all-out battle for the status quo."

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