Energy & Environment

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Oil & Gas

July 2015
Many exploration and production companies suspect that there is considerable “value leakage” in their dealings with suppliers, but they don’t know how to tackle the problem.
April 2015
Operators and contractors in the oil and gas industry are forming collaborative strategic alliances that unlock value for all participants.
June 2015
A divisive and often misinformed debate about unconventional gas-and-oil resources is jeopardizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change America’s economic and energy trajectory.
April 2015
Distinct economic principles and requirements underlie success in shale development. This holds especially true for operational performance.

Oil Price Volatility: The Series

July 2015
For integrated oil companies, asset-backed trading can be a powerful source of competitive advantage, especially in today’s oil-price environment.

Future of Power

July 2015
Despite an increasingly challenging business environment, some power and gas companies have managed to generate solid returns for their investors. How have they done so?
July 2014
Improving economics and innovation are driving the growth of distributed energy. Utilities must respond proactively to this rising threat by leveraging their many advantages.
June 2013
To ensure that their fossil-fuel plants operate flexibly and competitively in tomorrow’s more volatile market, power companies must undertake a holistic transformation of their organizations.
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. We see three opportunities with high potential in the near term.
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.
Operational Excellence
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.
February 2013
Energy network operators that take a holistic approach can reduce costs by as much as 15 percent if they pull the right combination of levers.