Managing Director & Partner
Alex Dewar leads Boston Consulting Group's work in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and engineered carbon removals. As a core member of the firm's Climate & Sustainability practice, he works with a wide range of energy, industrial, and financial sector clients to assess the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and the energy transition.
Alex has more than 15 years of experience working on decarbonization and energy markets. This includes the evaluation of low carbon technologies (particularly CCUS, hydrogen, biofuels, and carbon removal), use of climate scenarios, climate target-setting, and decarbonization roadmap development. He also has extensive experience working across the natural gas value chain (he previously co-led that work globally at BCG) while supporting clients on methane emissions abatement and brings deep expertise on climate and energy policy formulation.
From 2017 to 2021 Alex was a senior director at the Center for Energy Impact, BCG's think tank on energy and climate. Outside of BCG he serves on the US Natural Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee at the Department of Transportation and is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Experience curve effects will reduce the cost of carbon capture deployment. But for these projects to happen at scale, policymakers will need to take action.
Recent announcements have brought new momentum to the build-out of carbon capture in Canada, which is critical to achieving our climate targets and long-term economic competitiveness. It’s now time for both the public and private sectors to build on this momentum and seize the carbon capture opportunity.
The US power grid is at an inflection point, with extreme weather events across the Southeast region highlighting the changing nature and demands of grid resiliency.
President Joe Biden has proposed the most ambitious climate policy in American history. How should companies get ready for the changes that are coming?
By improving the profitability of their upstream businesses, companies will have more cash for a wide range of value creation levers.
An analysis of pandemic stimulus measures finds that Europe is continuing its steady shift toward green energy while major Asian countries are sharply accelerating their transition.
By reducing abatement costs, small networks of emitters could help establish carbon capture as a mainstream technology in the effort to mitigate global warming.
Governments have an unparalleled opportunity to use stimulus programs to drive climate change progress. But their approach must reflect the specifics of their economy and workforce.
The agreement to cut production may go some way to restoring the industry’s fortunes—but oil players will have to proceed carefully.
Companies will need to scale back their oil price assumptions for deals to flourish.
Oil producers are feeling the financial pressure created by the collapse in crude oil prices. To compensate for the lost revenue from exports, they will have to depend on budget cuts and foreign reserves.