The future of second-generation biomass
To make bioconversion commercially competitive, the industry needs swift advances.
Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up
How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective.
How solar energy can (finally) create value
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.
How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks
New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk, and improve the reliability of their critical assets.
The future is now: How to win the resource revolution
Although resource strains have lessened, new technology will disrupt the commodities market in myriad ways.
The new economics of energy storage
Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.
Five strategies to transform the oil and gas supply chain
Companies in the oil and gas supply chain have gone from boom to bust in the past two years. Here are five strategies oil-field service and equipment companies are exploring to adjust to the...
Is peak oil demand in sight?
Our latest research suggests lower long-term growth in demand for oil than previously forecast. This warrants a fresh, critical look at energy investments.
Reti intelligenti e sistemi gps, business più ricco col digitale
Le utility alle prese con nuove prospettive di mercato grazie all’innovazione. Ma secondo McKinsey i servizi all’avanguardia devono mettere sempre al primo posto il cliente.
The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges
Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform themselves ahead of the curve.
Mergers in a low-oil-price environment: Proceed with caution
A deal deluge typically follows an oil-price collapse—but hasn’t always created value. Past cycles teach that deals enabling players to lower costs will probably be most valuable in today’s...
A billion-dollar digital opportunity for oil companies
Making better use of existing technology can deliver serious returns—by increasing production, streamlining the supply chain, or reducing engineering time.
Utility europee, il modello di business è ancora valido?
La crisi ha messo in discussione i tradizionali modelli di business.
Agility lessons from utilities
The industry faces pressure on its core businesses and unexpected digital competition. Evaluating the external environment and making bets more quickly will be decisive for incumbents.
Technologies that could transform how industries use energy
Our new report details 33 technologies to improve energy efficiency—and your bottom line.
Peering into energy’s crystal ball
McKinsey’s predictions were broadly on target in 2007. Here’s how things could turn out during the next eight years.
Lower oil prices but more renewables: What’s going on?
Why the renewables sector is more resilient than ever.