Environmental and Energy Sustainability
Boundaries between markets and industries are blurring, bringing forth new opportunities for consumers, companies and economies. The global energy market is undergoing significant change–from the development of technologies that are dramatically increasing the energy supply to the emergence of alternative energy sources–creating the potential to reshape economies and industries. As solar becomes integrated with energy-efficiency solutions, data analytics, and other technologies (such as storage), it will become an increasingly important element in the next generation of resource-related services and of the world’s coming resource revolution.
We help utilities, developers, equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, and governments capture value from renewable energy and build a sustainable competitive advantage. To bring the latest and best thinking on power and clean technologies to our clients, we invest in building our knowledge and drawing from external industry expertise. To support our work with clients, we invest in advancing the state of thinking in clean technologies and developing special-purpose diagnostic tools. Through our work, we also help shape the debate in the renewables industry and society as a whole.
Carbon and Energy Economics
The need to limit greenhouse gas emissions has far-reaching implications for businesses and governments. We develop new thinking on carbon and energy systems and on the methods and economics of reducing emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change. We use this knowledge to answer our clients’ strategic questions about making the transition to a low-carbon economy. We help public and private sector clients assess the risks of climate change and develop cost-effective adaptation strategies.
We use our systems-level understanding of carbon, greenhouse gas mitigation, and energy to help companies formulate long-term energy and investment strategies. We also help government departments find untapped opportunities to improve energy efficiency in an industry or sector, identify barriers to capturing them, and develop policies and actions to reduce energy consumption without damaging productivity or growth.
Advising on Environmental Regulations
We help clients anticipate and respond to regulatory changes resulting from coal retirements and other forms of industry restructuring, as well as technological and policy developments in renewables, transmission, smart grid, and tariffs. Our approach includes a fact-based assessment of the value at stake coupled with a systematic plan for managing key external stakeholders. To guide clients through the regulatory maze, we use proprietary models and insights to analyze the impact of regulatory changes and assess stakeholder interests. We support clients in creating a robust regulatory strategy, and provide objective analysis to help shape national- and regional-energy agendas.
Strengthening Organizational Structure
We work with clients to shape a vision of the utility of the future, link targets to business outcomes, and create initiatives to strengthen performance, build skills, and modify mindsets and behaviors. We help leaders become role models, senior teams forge shared commitment and direction, and organizations develop their own capabilities for managing change so that the impact of a transformation lasts long after a project ends.
To tackle the challenges of future power markets, we help clients move from legacy organizations and functional silos to modern streamlined and flexible structures built around business priorities. By reducing management layers and pushing decision making down through the organization, utilities can energize the front line, connect with customers, and meet their business goals.
We work with corporations and governments to develop competitive bio-based energy sources and products and to devise innovative approaches for using the land and oceans productively and sustainably.
We have regional leaders with a deep understanding of their local competitive and physical context, as well as an extensive global network of consultants, experts, and external advisors. more