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The energy transition: A region-by-region agenda for near-term action

What practical actions could countries take now to ensure that the energy transition both accelerates and proceeds in an orderly fashion?



What will it take for nuclear power to meet the climate challenge?

– Nuclear power can be an important part of the energy transition. Scaling the industry to meet increasing electricity demand will... require leaders to mobilize quickly and efficiently.

Maintenance and operations: Is asset productivity broken?

– A new survey finds that asset productivity programs for equipment maintenance aren’t working as well as they could. Here... are three things to fix.

Refurbishing Europe: Igniting opportunities in the built environment

– The built environment in Europe will need to transform to achieve the EU’s goals for net-zero emissions. This is challenging... but will unlock societal benefits and business opportunities.

How oil and gas companies can be successful in renewable power

– The traditional business model of oil and gas players is under pressure. Investing in the sustainable-power value chain can provide... an opportunity to diversify and play a leading role as the industry transitions.

‘Whatever we can measure, we can manage’: An interview with Paolo Gallo

– The capex cycle is facing new and formidable challenges. Paolo Gallo of Italgas explains the importance of adopting a long-term... perspective.

The race to decarbonize electric-vehicle batteries

– While electric vehicles are clean, their batteries are highly carbon intensive to produce. Leading manufacturers are moving fast... to try to fix that.

Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world: Disrupted supply chains

– Global supply chains have been under enormous pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis. In the wind and solar... sectors, these pressures are compounded by industry-specific challenges.

What is an EV?

– EVs are vehicles powered by electricity and an electric motor rather than a conventional gasoline-fueled internal-combustion engine.

The future of commodity trading

– A new normal of commodity trading will call for new types of traders.

Four themes shaping the future of the stormy European power market

– Demand for electricity in Europe is surging at a time when supplies are disrupted. To adapt to the market’s uncertainty... and rising prices, players will have to be clear-eyed about what’s ahead.

Net zero: Next moves for CEOs

– How leaders can invest in a sustainable future and navigate near-term energy pressures successfully.
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Navigating the energy transition: Electric power and natural gas 2022

Looking back at the range of insights published by McKinsey’s Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in 2022, one thing remains exceedingly clear: the energy transition is already well under way. In the global response to limit greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, renewable power from solar, wind, hydrogen, and batteries is taking an ever-increasing share of generation capacity.

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Climate Change

Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles and reports on physical climate risk, sustainability, the energy transition, and approaches to face up to the challenges brought on by climate change.

Global Energy Perspective 2021

– The Global Energy Perspective describes our view on how the energy transition can unfold, through four scenarios.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Shifting the status quo in energy: An interview with Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich

– It’s more important than ever for leaders to overcome fears and embrace the new energy landscape. Empowering consumers to... make informed decisions can help.

Germany’s energy transition at a crossroads

– Germany has been a leader in the transition toward a low-carbon-energy system, but it will still miss most of its energy-transition... targets for 2020. Urgent action is needed to get back on track.

Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition

– Renewable-based power generation is rising. As the market evolves, what will it take to succeed, and what kinds of players will... win?

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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Reimagining the postpandemic organization

– The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now. Here’s what’s changing—and why some... companies say they won’t go back.

Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

– The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in... creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.

Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time

– We must solve for the virus and the economy. It starts with battling the virus.

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