Ørsted’s renewable-energy transformation

McKinsey

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. Insights on Sustainability

Energy 110

Powering up sustainable energy

McKinsey

Can the power industry simultaneously decarbonize generation, propel the transition to electric vehicles, and keep the lights on? Insights on Sustainability

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Asia’s energy transition

McKinsey

The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology. Asia-Pacific

Global Energy Perspective 2019

McKinsey

The Global Energy Perspective Reference Case provides our view on how the energy transition will unfold. Oil & Gas Insights

A safer, smarter future: Working remotely in energy and materials

McKinsey

COVID-19 is drastically changing the way energy and materials operations work. Learning from industry best practices can help remote hybrid teams adapt to the next normal. Oil & Gas Insights

Mental Energy Units

CaseInterview.com

hours), I find it more helpful to manage mental energy. I’ve developed a phrase that I call "Mental Energy Units," or "MEU" for short. I first got introduced to the idea of managing energy, rather than time, from the book The Power of Full Engagement , by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. (It’s Time and energy are not the same thing. For the sake of simplicity, let's also say you have 16 mental energy units per day (roughly equivalent to 16 productive waking hours).

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

McKinsey

How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective. Our Insights

Energy 114

Germany’s energy transition at a crossroads

McKinsey

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. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide

McKinsey

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. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Energy 109

Peak energy, peak oil, and the rise of renewables: An executive’s guide to the global energy system

McKinsey

Global energy demand is headed toward a plateau over the next ten to 20 years, as the world focuses on electrification, energy efficiency, and more service-driven economic growth. Oil & Gas Insights

Fueling the energy transition: Opportunities for financial institutions

McKinsey

As renewable-energy sources proliferate, power grids become smarter, and industries electrify, strong financial partners will play a critical role in providing funding for a capital-intensive sector.

A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

McKinsey

The new Energy Transition Index looks at 114 countries’ energy systems’ performance and transition readiness. Oil & Gas Insights

What Gives You Energy? (mini-podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

So today, the question is this: what gives you energy? Reflect on the things that give you energy in life and then try to connect them back to one of your Themes of Strength. The post What Gives You Energy? Resources Energy Podcast Strengths

China's renewable energy revolution

McKinsey

China is at the center of a global energy transformation, which is being driven by technological change and the falling cost of renewables, write Jonathan Woetzel and Jiang Kejun in Project Syndicate. MGI in the News

Three game changers for energy

McKinsey

New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system. Our Insights

How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

McKinsey

Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Energy 114

Harnessing Creative Energy

Tom Spencer

Successfully harnessing humanity’s creative energy clearly requires high levels of cooperation. And so, it has never been more important for individuals, firms, government and the world at large to think about how we can harness our collective creative energy. China comes up for criticism in modern times for stealing software technology from the West.

Exploring an alternative pathway for Vietnam’s energy future

McKinsey

Renewables have the potential to become the lowest-cost option for Vietnam to meet its energy needs. Asia-Pacific

How solar energy can (finally) create value

McKinsey

The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and operational efficiency. Our Insights

Energy 114

A climate of change fuels growth in energy market

The Source

The event, heralded for its significance by both Greenpeace UK and the WWF, may only be one step in the very long and arduous journey to transforming the UK’s power generation portfolio, but it represents a much wider trend of change, and disruption, in the energy industry.

Tip for "Low Energy Level"

CaseInterview.com

There was one piece of feedback common from both firms: "I was interviewing on a low energy level". They both said that they were happy I was calm during the interviews, but they would appreciate a "higher energy level". Most likely your voice is too monotone, which comes across as low energy, and boring. Question: First of all, I would like to thank you for all the materials you shared. It is extremely valuable, the best out there!

How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel

Strategy+Business

For more insight, read "How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy It's a self-reinforcing cycle that starts with pride.

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

McKinsey

How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective. Our Insights

The new economics of energy storage

McKinsey

Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data. Our Insights

The new rules of competition in energy storage

McKinsey

The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel

Strategy+Business

For more insight, read "How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy It's a self-reinforcing cycle that starts with pride.

How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy

Strategy+Business

See also "How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel Fuel success by linking a company's strategic goals to the reasons people are proud to work there.

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage

McKinsey

With continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Energy 111

A reality check for renewable energy

McKinsey

Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are growing rapidly. Yet the world’s reliance on fossil fuels isn’t changing any time soon. Our Insights

The new way to engage with energy customers: Personalization at scale

McKinsey

Energy companies struggling with customer churn can borrow lessons from retail and consumer goods to build loyalty and boost sales through personalization.

The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

McKinsey

Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that curve to your advantage. Automotive & Assembly Insights

India: Towards energy independence 2030

McKinsey

India is the world's fourth largest energy consumer. This report offers a long view of the sustainability of the country's current usage and opportunities to leverage new global supply dynamics and technologies. Our Insights

How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy

Strategy+Business

See also "How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel Fuel success by linking a company's strategic goals to the reasons people are proud to work there.

An Alternative To Energy Boosters At Work

Henry DeVries

Author and leadership coach Patty Vogan offers two main strategies to unlock your energy tanks so you can refuel before you are running on fumes

Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

McKinsey

Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals. Our Insights