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Pathways and obstacles to a low-carbon economy

– The energy transition is happening. But the pace of change depends on a range of technical, business, and societal factors.

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Winds of change? Why offshore wind might be the next big thing

– Falling costs and rising acceptance are promising signs, but the industry needs to keep improving.
Report

Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability

– Automakers face a difficult challenge: They must strike the right balance between selling enough electrified vehicles (EVs) to... comply with tightening regulatory fleet emissions and fuel economy targets, while preventing the incremental cost of adding costly battery packs to their vehicles from cannibalizing corporate profits. To compound matters, automakers cannot afford to lose focus on combustion engine models, which are often more profitable. Against this backdrop, our latest report provides fresh insights and potential solutions.
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The future of second-generation biomass

– To make bioconversion commercially competitive, the industry needs swift advances.
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Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

– How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective.
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How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk,... and improve the reliability of their critical assets.
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How solar energy can (finally) create value

– The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better... capital and operational efficiency.
Report

How rolling-stock manufacturers can lay track for profitable growth

– The character of the global rolling-stock industry is shifting from a product to a lifecycle business. Our new report sketches... a strategic road map for rolling-stock manufacturers to master these changes.
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The new economics of energy storage

– Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.
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Five things Bill Gates gets right on energy

– And one I’m not so sure about.
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The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

– Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform... themselves ahead of the curve.
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Renewable energy: Evolution, not revolution

– Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are growing rapidly, but the world will also continue to rely on fossil fuel for decades to... come.

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