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How to decarbonize global power systems

Decarbonization is becoming a higher priority. Here is how it can be done—and how much it might cost.

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Plugging in: What electrification can do for industry

– As the prices of renewable electricity and electric equipment continue to drop, industrial companies can capture cost-saving and... GHG-emission-reduction opportunities by planning the electrification of their operations.
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Reimagining industrial operations

– Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning... the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.
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Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

– Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting.
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Charging electric-vehicle fleets: How to seize the emerging opportunity

– By 2030, the US market for energy-optimization services to support the charging of electric-vehicle fleets could be worth $15... billion per year. Here is how companies can capture the opportunity.
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How Mexico can harness its superior energy abundance

– Mexico has a large and diversified base of resources that could offer one of the lowest energy costs in the world. The energy... transition could help the country achieve its potential.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Redefining the power industry

– Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.
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Four pathways to digital growth that work for B2B companies

– Here’s what it takes for industrial companies to outgrow their peers and create sustainable value from digitization at scale.
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Earth to CEO: Your company is already at risk from climate change

– The next decade is decisive. Acting now to prepare your enterprise for climate change will pay off.
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Global gas and LNG outlook to 2035

– Expansion in the gas and LNG markets continues, with LNG demand expected to increase 3.6 percent per year to 2035.
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Distributing the surplus: How digitization will help prepare Germany’s energy sector for the future

– Executives in many industries perceive digitization as a threat. In the energy sector, there is no need for that. On the contrary.... In Germany’s energy sector, digitization will help executives address a series of pressing challenges.
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How industry can move toward a low-carbon future

– Cutting industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments,... and other stakeholders.
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The Power & Gas Blog

Quick takes on how energy businesses are rethinking strategies, building capabilities, and addressing challenges

Energy Transition

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide

– Energy intensity is decreasing, renewables are gaining, and new efficiencies are on the way. Here’s how to build the resilience... you need to navigate rapid change.

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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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Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal

– The coronavirus is not only a health crisis of immense proportion—it’s also an imminent restructuring of the global... economic order. Here’s how leaders can begin navigating to what’s next.
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Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

– For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help... you respond effectively.
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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.

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