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Unlocking the value of digital operations in electric-power generation

October 2019 – 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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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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Building an offshore wind industry along the US East Coast: The role of state collaboration

– Collaboration among state governments across several tasks will contribute to the timely and cost-effective scaling of the emerging... offshore wind industry along the US East Coast.
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Recharging economies: The EV-battery manufacturing outlook for Europe

– As uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, the EV-battery market represents an opportunity for European players. We assess... the potential and look at factors guiding the location of production capacity.
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Fueling the energy transition: Opportunities for financial institutions

– As renewable-energy sources proliferate, power grids become smarter, and industries electrify, strong financial partners will... play a critical role in providing funding for a capital-intensive sector.
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Why, and how, utilities should start to manage climate-change risk

– Extreme weather events are exacting a high—and rising—price. Utilities need to devise and implement strategies to... adapt.
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The new way to engage with energy customers: Personalization at scale

– Energy companies struggling with customer churn can borrow lessons from retail and consumer goods to build loyalty and boost sales... through personalization.
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Scaling the US East Coast offshore wind industry to 20 gigawatts and beyond

– Offshore wind is poised to become a major source of power for the most densely populated area of the United States. Nine building... blocks are needed to meet growth milestones and successfully scale the industry.
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Energy Transition

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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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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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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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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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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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