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Power Plant 4.0: Embracing next-generation technologies for power plant digitization

As industry 4.0 technology continues to advance, existing data can be harnessed to develop machine-learning solutions that deliver real value, optimize decision making, increase flexibility, and attract top talent.

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Why most eTrucks will choose overnight charging

– Electric trucks are coming, but fleets need to find the best charging strategies to keep them going.
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Transforming interactive voice response systems in utilities

– Utilities are having difficulty implementing customer-centric IVR systems. However, a five-step transformation approach can improve... customer experience and cut call-center costs.
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Electric mobility after the crisis: Why an auto slowdown won’t hurt EV demand

– Global auto sales plunged during the COVID-19 crisis, but electric mobility has remained remarkably resilient in some countries.... Here’s what’s ahead for the electric-vehicle market.
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The new imperative for grid operators

– Advanced-analytic models and solutions can help transmission and distribution companies boost operational performance to withstand... mounting economic and regulatory pressure.
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Decommissioning and dismantling Japan’s nuclear power plants

– Decommissioning nearly half of Japan’s nuclear power plants presents a significant undertaking. Other countries’ experiences... in improving megaprojects suggest opportunities to optimize the process.
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Digital transformation in energy: Achieving escape velocity

– The need for digital value is greater and the barriers to change are lower—yet inertia persists. Three practical lessons... can help energy companies break through.
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Will infrastructure bend or break under climate stress?

– Infrastructure is the backbone of the global economy, connecting people, enhancing quality of life, and promoting health and safety.... But climate change is revealing infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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How COVID-19 and market changes are shaping LNG buyer preferences

– Our recent survey gauges how the pandemic has affected buyer sentiment with expectations of an increased reliance on the spot... and short-term market.
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Japan offshore wind: The ideal moment to build a vibrant industry

– As construction starts on Japan’s first large commercial offshore wind farm in the coastal waters of Akita, the country... is heralding a future of energy independence.
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McKinsey Electric Vehicle Index: Europe cushions a global plunge in EV sales

– McKinsey’s recent analysis of global electric-vehicle markets shows both challenges and opportunities ahead.
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Ørsted’s renewable-energy transformation

– Twelve years ago, the Danish energy company made most of its money from fossil fuels. Today, it’s the world’s leading offshore-wind... power producer. The head of Ørsted’s offshore-wind business tells the story of this change.
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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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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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Reimagining the post-pandemic 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.
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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.
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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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