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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.

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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.
Report

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.
Article

America 2021: Renewing the nation’s commitment to climate action

– To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: here’s how you can help build a low-carbon economy that is resilient,... competitive, prosperous, and fair.
Podcast

Climate math: What it takes to limit warming to 1.5°C

– We can limit climate change and reduce carbon emissions to zero if leaders in key industries act now. Here’s an action plan... to reach those ambitious targets.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Asia at the speed of light: An interview with the head of ReNew Power

– The energy transition will remake Asia, says Sumant Sinha, managing director of ReNew Power.
Article

How charging in buildings can power up the electric-vehicle industry

– More than 50 million electric vehicles could be sharing roads in the next five years. Updating charging infrastructure is key... to scaling the industry.
Article

A tale of two markets: How the US electric power sector is diverging

– Some regions are prioritizing cutting greenhouse-gas emissions; many are not. What does this mean for decarbonization in the United... States?
Report

How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost

– The decarbonization pathways to a net-zero Europe are countless, but not all are cost optimal. We explore one pathway that could... reduce the EU’s emissions 55 percent by 2030 while delivering broad economic benefits.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Climate risk and response in Asia

– In many ways, Asia is on the frontline of a changing climate. We analyze the extent of climate risk facing the region and effective... responses for adaptation and mitigation.
Article

Modernizing the investment approach for electric grids

– Customer and community expectations for the US electric grid are evolving. Utilities must adapt by pursuing integrated modernization... plans.
Article

The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities

– Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication,... organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks.
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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.
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.
Article

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.
Article

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?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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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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.
Article

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.
Article

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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