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How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.

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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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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.
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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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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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Agility lessons from utilities

– The industry faces pressure on its core businesses and unexpected digital competition. Evaluating the external environment and... making bets more quickly will be decisive for incumbents.
Commentary

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

– Why the renewables sector is more resilient than ever.
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Beyond the storm—value growth in the EU power sector

– The European power sector has been hit by macroeconomic and industry-specific factors that led to overcapacity and low prices:... We examine how incumbents could increase the sector value pools by 2020.
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Powering Africa

– There is a direct correlation between economic growth and electricity supply. If sub-Saharan Africa is to fulfill its promise,... it needs power—and lots of it.

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