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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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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.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

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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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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A power company’s potent vision: From neutral to negative emissions

– Drax Group drastically reduced its carbon footprint by shifting from coal to biomass. CEO Will Gardiner discusses the costs and... challenges to scaling up its model.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Driving CO2 emissions to zero (and beyond) with carbon capture, use, and storage

– Any pathway to mitigate climate change requires the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions and negative-emissions technologies... to cut atmospheric concentrations. Technology and regulation will be the key.
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Power and people: How utilities can adapt to the next normal

– With economies and energy demand hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, European and North American utilities need to rethink their... operations to put themselves into position for long-term success.
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Carbon-neutral Poland 2050: Turning a challenge into an opportunity

– Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is within Poland’s grasp and could improve energy independence, contributing to the... development of new economic sectors.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Powering up sustainable energy

– Can the power industry simultaneously decarbonize generation, propel the transition to electric vehicles, and keep the lights... on?
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Plugging in: What electrification can do for industry

– As the prices of renewable electricity and electric equipment continue to drop, industrial companies can capture cost-saving and... GHG-emission-reduction opportunities by planning the electrification of their operations.
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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.
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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?
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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Preventing future waves of COVID-19

– After seven months of responding to the pandemic, we have learned some things. Here are some of the key lessons and how to apply them.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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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