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Accelerating the energy transition: cost or opportunity?

– Transforming the Netherlands' energy system could provide a boost to the economy while lowering greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The disruptive potential of solar power

– As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising.
Article

Myths and realities of clean technologies

– Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.
Article

Unconventional wisdom: Fracturing enters a new era

– Faced with change on a scale not seen in decades, companies must alter their business plans to accommodate unconventionals or else risk irrelevance.
Commentary

Lower oil prices but more renewables: What’s going on?

– Why the renewables sector is more resilient than ever.
Article

Giving US energy efficiency a jolt

– Changing consumer behavior isn’t easy. Adopting tactics employed by other consumer-facing industries may help utilities convince residential customers to save more energy.
Interview

China’s next chapter: The infrastructure and environmental challenge

– McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explores China’s huge infrastructure program and the country’s plans to build sustainable urban clusters for hundreds of millions of its people.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Learning from Japan’s early electric-vehicle buyers

– About one-third of early buyers in Japan say their next car may not be an electric vehicle. Companies should heed their complaints.