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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.
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Getting a grip on bad debt: Practical steps to help utilities boost their resilience

– Utilities that reshape their credit and collections processes could position themselves well in advance of a downturn—and see... other benefits, such as improving customer experience and loyalty.
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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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Unlocking the full power of automation in industrials

– The automation of nonphysical core processes is an often-overlooked source of value in industrials.
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Unlocking the value of digital operations in electric-power generation

– To stay competitive in electric-power generation, gas- and coal-powered plants need to improve fuel efficiency and performance.... A digital-enabled operational transformation allows them to do so.
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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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Analytics for grid decision making

– The energy transition will make grid planning and operations increasingly challenging for transmission and distribution operators.
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Expanding electric-vehicle adoption despite early growing pains

– The latest analysis of our Electric Vehicle Index shows the global electric-light-vehicle industry continues to make solid progress.... To accelerate growth further, several hurdles need to be overcome.
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Asia’s energy transition

– The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology.
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The global relevance of New York State’s clean-power targets

– New York State has set ambitious decarbonization goals. What needs to happen to reach them?
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Traditional company, new businesses: The pairing that can ensure an incumbent’s survival

– To guard against disruption, established companies should launch new businesses that have start-up–like freedom—along... with access to advantages that start-ups usually lack.
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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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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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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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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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Peak energy, peak oil, and the rise of renewables: An executive’s guide to the global energy system

– Global energy demand is headed toward a plateau over the next ten to 20 years, as the world focuses on electrification, energy... efficiency, and more service-driven economic growth.

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Setting the bar for global LNG cost competitiveness

– By 2035, unmet LNG demand could reach 100 to 140 MTPA. With more than 100 pre-FID projects totaling over 1,100 MTPA in contention to meet this demand, how can operators improve their competitive position?
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Global downstream outlook to 2035

– Perspective on global refining markets and projections to 2035.
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Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage

– With continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage... powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030.
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Confronting the risks of artificial intelligence

– With great power comes great responsibility. Organizations can mitigate the risks of applying artificial intelligence and advanced... analytics by embracing three principles.

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