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How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

– Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues.
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Making electric vehicles profitable

– Most OEMs don’t profit on selling electric vehicles. But addressing elements of the product and business model can put them... on a better path. We have a clear roadmap for EV profitability.
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Mobility’s second great inflection point

– Radically new dynamics in the early 20th century transformed cars and, in turn, the world. Here’s why the next great inflection... point is upon us, auguring changes no less profound.
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Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility... ecosystem is headed for major change.
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Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition

– Combining two emerging megatrends—artificial intelligence and circular economy—can accelerate a shift towards a regenerative... system fit for the future.

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A hard row to hoe—what’s in store for agricultural-input suppliers this year?

– US farmers are under increasing economic pressure. A recent McKinsey survey explores how this will affect their spending on agricultural... inputs.
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How sharing the road is likely to transform American mobility

– Increased passenger density and decreased vehicle footprint should bring strong growth for ridesharing in the decade ahead.
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Scaling the US East Coast offshore wind industry to 20 gigawatts and beyond

– Offshore wind is poised to become a major source of power for the most densely populated area of the United States. Nine building... blocks are needed to meet growth milestones and successfully scale the industry.
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How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

– Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery... providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues.
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Five Fifty: Discharged

– Rethinking how we travel through our cities and towns means tracking the emissions we create as we do. The good news is that traveling... may soon get cleaner.
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Thomas L. Friedman: An interview with Mother Nature

– The New York Times foreign affairs columnist shares what the environment can teach us about thriving in an age of disruption... in a conversation with James Manyika.
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Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

– How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive... “user experience”?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility... ecosystem is headed for major change.
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Solving the rate puzzle: The future of electricity rate design

– Systemic trends are forcing utilities to confront the need for rate design changes.
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The trends transforming mobility’s future

– Mobility as we know it is about to change. A handful of trends will largely determine the benefits—and costs—for business... and society.
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Ford’s evolving sense of self: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang

– The company’s global head of product development and purchasing explains today’s radical changes and how Ford can... tap into its 115-year legacy to win in the century ahead.
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