Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

   
      

Energy & Environment

Commentary
Commentary

Commodity Trading & Risk Management

November 2016
The trend toward hyperliquidity in commodity markets is creating an environment increasingly removed from commodity traders’ comfort zone.
July 2016
Commoditization is inevitable for most businesses and is happening with increasing speed. How can companies survive—or even benefit from—the challenge?

Future of Power

November 2016
Dramatic shifts, such as the rise of renewable energy, will force Europe's utility leaders to rethink the vertically integrated structure that has dominated their industry for decades.

Oil & Gas 

November 2016
Market disruptions are reshaping the Middle East’s petrochemical industry, dulling producers’ competitive edge. To survive, companies must strengthen their ability to excel on three crucial fronts.

COP21: The Effects on the Energy Sector

September 2016
A confluence of forces is placing new, complex demands on the world’s power systems. Meeting those demands will require optimized grids.
August 2016
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.
May 2016
The worldwide growing emphasis on reducing emissions could have a significant impact on demand for natural gas, a relatively clean-burning fossil fuel.
Big Oil
February 2016
Can the world’s leading international oil and gas companies turn a crisis of value creation into an opportunity to reinvent business models?
September 2015
Big Oil has been under pressure recently, but its days are far from over—if it acts soon. With the proper adjustments, it can continue to lead in oil and gas development for decades to come.
Operational Excellence
June 2016
The milestone dates that populate the schedules established for large projects are often unrealistic. As a result, many projects underperform.
October 2013
A BCG benchmarking revealed that simplification—of a company’s business model, processes, and organization—is critical for best-in-class efficiency in retail energy sales.

Oil Price Volatility: The Series

December 2015
With the unprecedented decline in industry revenues, oil and gas companies and governments must work together to frame a balanced dialogue and shape a more appropriate level of government take.
European Power
September 2014
Germany’s ongoing transformation of its power sector has met both successes and challenges. What are the implications for the country and European power markets broadly?
September 2014
It is unlikely that Europe’s structurally flawed energy policies will be fixed in a holistic manner, so companies must rethink their business models and learn to cope with dysfunctional markets.
June 2013
Belgium’s current power policy may have significant ramifications for the country, including sharp increases in power costs and higher CO2 emissions.
Big Data and Beyond
July 2014
It can be hard to tell how retail energy providers can fuel growth with big data right away. Here are three tactics to consider.
May 2014
The challenges of big data may seem as outsized as its potential. But by developing six key capabilities, businesses can realize big data’s full promise.