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The Future of Energy

Power & Utilities - Why Coal Will Keep Burning

Why Coal Will Keep Burning

Think coal is history? Think again. Coal demand is likely to hold steady in the years ahead. The implications—for companies, for investors, and for climate change—are huge.

The Multiple Paths to Peak Oil Demand

The era of steadily rising oil demand could end as soon as 2030. Oil companies, governments, and investors must prepare for all possible energy futures.


Power & Utilities

The Digital Energy Retailer

By acting quickly to digitally transform their businesses, energy retail companies can fend off challengers and pursue new growth opportunities.

Powering Returns from Energy Network Deals

Investors seeking high returns from transmission and distribution networks must be ready to do some hard work. Their rewards will be cost reduction and capex avoidance.

New Paths to Productivity in Power Generation

The survival of conventional power producers requires improving productivity long term. Lean management systems and new digital technologies can complement  utilities’ belt-tightening efforts.

Green Energy and Renewables

A Guide to the Revolution in Smart Buildings

A Guide to the Revolution in Smart Buildings

As the market consolidates and expands, rich opportunities are emerging. Established companies should adjust their business models, and newcomers should secure the right capabilities.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Distributed Energy

As renewable energy and battery storage transform power grids around the world, companies find themselves at a crossroads: Will they forge a path toward consolidation or remain fragmented?

Commodity Trading

The Art of Embracing Commoditization

Commoditization is inevitable for most businesses and is happening with increasing speed. How can companies survive—or even benefit from—the challenge?

Oil & Gas

Digital in Oil & Gas

Building Digital Muscle

As head of digitalization for Shell, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, Alisa Choong is at the forefront of the company’s initiatives to reshape the future of energy.

The Digital Imperative Facing Shale Operators

The oil and gas industry has traditionally lagged behind others when it comes to embracing digital technology, but shale operators are poised to ride the next big wave of digitalization.

Promoting Gender Diversity in Oil & Gas

Bridging the Gender Gap in Oil and Gas

Oil and gas has one of the lowest shares of women among major industries. Women surveyed in oil and gas say they face major hurdles to career advancement. Explore the results in this infographic.

Women in Energy: Attracting Top Talent

Diversity in the workplace is not only a boon for social equality—it can be a competitive advantage. BCG looks at ways the energy industry can promote talented women into leadership positions.


COP21: The Effects on the Energy Sector

Power and Utilities - Is COP21 a Win for Europe’s Power Producers?

Is COP21 a Win for Europe’s Power Producers?

The deal reached in the 2015 Paris climate conference could ultimately lead to higher electricity prices in Europe, creating lucrative opportunities for many producers over the long term.

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