Constitutionally, U.S. states are simply not required to make marijuana illegal as it is in federal law. Hence, the U.S. made no such commitment on behalf of the 50 states in signing the UN drug control treaties. Some UN officials believe that the spirit of the international treaties requires the U.S. federal government to attempt to override state-level marijuana legalization. But in terms of the letter of the treaties, Attorney General Holder’s refusal to challenge Washington and Colorado’s marijuana policies is within bounds. 2. Can the UN punish countries that legalize marijuana? Only to a small degree. The UN International Narcotics Control Board is the keeper of the drug treaties and regularly chastises governments that violate their commitments. This can be embarrassing in international diplomatic circles, but no nation has ever collapsed due to embarrassment.
Market Report, “Renewable Energy in the United States”, Published
The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States renewable energy market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information. Highlights – The renewable energy market consists of the consumption of electricity generated via geothermal, biomass and waste, solar, wind and hydroelectric means. – The South African renewable energy market had total revenues of $0.1bn in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.3% between 2008 and 2012. – Market consumption volume increased with a CAGR of 11.8% between 2008 and 2012, to reach a total of 694.3 TWh in 2012. – The performance of the market is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 8.2% for the five-year period 2012 – 2017, which is expected to drive the market to a value of $101.5bn by the end of 2017. View Full Report Details and Table of Contents Features Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the renewable energy market in the United States Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the renewable energy market in the United States Leading company profiles reveal details of key renewable energy market players’ global operations and financial performance Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United States renewable energy market with five year forecasts Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United States economy Key Questions Answered What was the size of the United States renewable energy market by value in 2012? What will be the size of the United States renewable energy market in 2017? What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United States renewable energy market? How has the market performed over the last five years? About Fast Market Research Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information.