Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Net zero by 2035: A pathway to rapidly decarbonize the US power system

Ten strategic moves can help the power sector play a pivotal role in reducing carbon emissions.

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Managing water and climate risk with renewable energy

– New analysis shows how companies can target renewable-energy purchases and investments to reduce water risk and carbon emissions... in tandem.
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Five trends reshaping European power markets

– Utilities, traders, and large power consumers face significant challenges addressing the next normal.
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Transforming customer experience in utilities

– Utility leaders are achieving great customer experiences while driving out costs. Doing so requires customer-experience transformations... around self-service and digital channels.
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Global downstream outlook to 2035

– For the global refining market, recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will vary across regions and scenarios.
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Revisiting European utility portfolios

– Utilities used to own the entire value chain, from energy generation over transmission and distribution grids to retail, until... the regulation and market environment changed and new competitors entered. To survive and thrive, both incumbents and new players will need to continuously revisit portfolios.
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The impact of electromobility on the German electric grid

– Estimates indicate that eight million electric vehicles could be on the roads in Germany by 2030. Investing in fast-charging stations... and managed charging will be key to upgrading infrastructure.
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Digitization, decarbonization, and electrification: A conversation with CLP Group’s Austin Bryan

– Energy represents one of the last major economic sectors to undergo digital disruption, but massive change is under way. The key... to providing sustainable solutions such as energy as a service is a company’s willingness to embrace ambiguity, risk, and discomfort, according to the head of innovation for a Hong Kong–based regional energy supplier.
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The digital power plant of the future

– The power industry must overcome significant challenges in its journey to digitize, but successful transformations could result... in the next S-curve of performance.
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How Brazil can optimize its cost of energy

– Brazil’s energy costs remain higher than that of its global peers. Investing in diversification, grid improvement, and energy... efficiency could lower prices and expand supply.
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Global gas outlook to 2050

– While we saw high levels of volatility in 2020, the outlook for gas and LNG shows strong growth, resilience, and changing expectations... for emissions amid widespread carbon-neutrality aspirations.
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Global oil supply-and-demand outlook to 2040

– COVID-19 sent shocks through global oil markets, with oil demand and supply still struggling to return to pre-pandemic levels.... Our outlook looks back at 2020 and presents our most-likely scenarios for oil demand, supply, and prices through 2040.
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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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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.
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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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Executive Briefing

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.
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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.

Digital transformation

The Digital Utility

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