The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

– This McKinsey report offers a detailed look at the economic and societal impact of the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Upgrade the grid: Speed is of the essence in the energy transition

– The energy transition will require a dramatic increase in capital spending on the electric grid, delivered at an unprecedented pace. Improving project success is paramount to reaching net zero.

Solving the net-zero equation: Nine requirements for a more orderly transition

– Net-zero commitments are rising, but the net-zero equation is not yet solved. This can only change if nine interdependent requirements are met with singular resolve, unity, and ingenuity.

Net-zero power: Long-duration energy storage for a renewable grid

– As the world transitions to decarbonized energy systems, emerging long-duration energy storage technologies will be critical for supporting the widescale deployment of renewable energy sources.

About the authors

Rory Clune is a partner in McKinsey’s Boston office, Viktor Hanzlík is a partner in the Prague office, and Raffael Winter is a partner in the Düsseldorf office.

This article was edited by Astrid Sandoval, an executive editor in the London office.