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Technological advances can not only improve resource productivity dramatically but also spark the next industrial revolution.


Myths and realities of clean technologies

April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Daniel Yergin on the next energy revolution

April 2014—The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize–winning author expects an energy landscape rife with innovations—and surprises.more

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Fred Krupp
commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Fred Krupp on the benefits of monitoring resource use

April 2014—The head of the Environmental Defense Fund describes how the rise of big data and sensing technologies could improve the bottom line for companies and the environment.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

A new act for fracking?

April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

The disruptive potential of solar power

April 2014—The death of solar has been greatly exaggerated. Costs are falling, demand is rising, and the industry has the potential to truly disrupt multiple sectors.more


How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution

April 2014—The authors of the new book Resource Revolution argue that high resource prices are spurring innovations powerful enough to unlock a new phase of global economic growth.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Are you ready for the resource revolution?

March 2014—Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well.more

About the book

the granularity of growth

Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century

Stefan Heck, Matt Rogers, Paul Carroll (Contributor), 2014