Managing Director & Partner
Bas Sudmeijer is a core member of Boston Consulting Group's Energy and Social Impact practices, currently focusing on climate and energy transition and utility transformations. He has deep experience in the energy industry and before settling in the London office, he worked in BCG's Amsterdam and San Francisco offices.
Within energy, Bas has a specific focus on UK retail energy, marketing and trading, and distributed energy and power, working primarily with Europe's largest utilities, but has also worked frequently within the power and utilities sector in North America.
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.
Can we create a global waste disposal service for carbon? BCG Managing Director & Partner Bas Sudmeijer proposes building networks to trap CO2 emissions deep in the earth, giving us a shot at stalling climate change.
Managing director and partner Bas Sudmeijer sits down with Countdown co-founder Lindsay Levin to discuss BCG's partnership with TED to create a "festival of ideas around climate change."
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.
Plans to tax CO2 emissions that are attributed to imports would hike costs for EU trade partners and redefine competitive advantage in many industries.
Tax and policy initiatives are set to make the technology commercially viable in several applications. They could also trigger the development of a new industry.