Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

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

June 30, 2020 – Any pathway to mitigate climate change requires the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions and negative-emissions technologies...

IRST Electric Vehicle Index: Europe cushions a global plunge in EV sales

July 17, 2020 – IRST’s recent analysis of global electric-vehicle markets shows both challenges and opportunities ahead.

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

July 9, 2020 – Drax Group drastically reduced its carbon footprint by shifting from coal to biomass. CEO Will Gardiner discusses the costs and...

Power and people: How utilities can adapt to the next normal

June 26, 2020 – With economies and energy demand hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, European and North American utilities need to rethink their...

Carbon-neutral Poland 2050: Turning a challenge into an opportunity

June 16, 2020 – Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is within Poland’s grasp and could improve energy independence, contributing to the...

Powering up sustainable energy

June 9, 2020 – Can the power industry simultaneously decarbonize generation, propel the transition to electric vehicles, and keep the lights...

Plugging in: What electrification can do for industry

May 28, 2020 – As the prices of renewable electricity and electric equipment continue to drop, industrial companies can capture cost-saving and...

How to decarbonize global power systems

May 19, 2020 – Decarbonization is becoming a higher priority. Here is how it can be done—and how much it might cost.

Reimagining industrial operations

May 19, 2020 – Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning...

Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

April 30, 2020 – Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting.

Charging electric-vehicle fleets: How to seize the emerging opportunity

March 10, 2020 – By 2030, the US market for energy-optimization services to support the charging of electric-vehicle fleets could be worth $15...

ENERGY TRANSITION

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.

Shifting the status quo in energy: An interview with Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich

December 1, 2019 – It’s more important than ever for leaders to overcome fears and embrace the new energy landscape. Empowering consumers to...

Germany’s energy transition at a crossroads

November 21, 2019 – Germany has been a leader in the transition toward a low-carbon-energy system, but it will still miss most of its energy-transition...

Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition

October 11, 2019 – Renewable-based power generation is rising. As the market evolves, what will it take to succeed, and what kinds of players will...

The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide

April 24, 2019 – Energy intensity is decreasing, renewables are gaining, and new efficiencies are on the way. Here’s how to build the resilience...

FEATURED COLLECTIONS

Climate Change

Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles...

Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis

Insights on how organizations can respond, and what happens next

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Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

June 8, 2020 – The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in...

Programming life: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

June 4, 2020 – The co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 speaks with partner Michael Chui about how genetics technology can expand coronavirus testing...

Will the world’s breadbaskets become less reliable?

May 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing vulnerabilities in the global food system which could be compounded by climate change risks.

Reimagining the post-pandemic organization

May 15, 2020 – The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now. Here’s what’s changing—and why some...

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

May 13, 2020 – Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change...

Agriculture supply-chain optimization and value creation

May 12, 2020 – Digital and analytics technologies offer a way to create value by optimizing the supply chain in agriculture.

Reducing agriculture emissions through improved farming practices

May 6, 2020 – A marginal abatement cost curve offers a perspective on how 25 proven GHG-efficient farming technologies and practices could reduce...

Food security and the coronavirus crisis: A view from Feeding America’s COO

April 17, 2020 – Katie Fitzgerald discusses the efforts of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, to obtain and distribute food...

Disruption in the dairy aisle

March 26, 2020 – How to win in a changing marketplace

Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time

March 23, 2020 – We must solve for the virus and the economy. It starts with battling the virus.

Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

March 16, 2020 – For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help...