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- The way we create, use, and manage electricity is finally changing, and the implications go far beyond the utility sector.
- s+b BlogsWhy we shouldn’t expect the price of air travel to fall just because jet fuel is cheaper.
- s+b BlogsEconomic analysts who argue that cheap fuel isn’t helping the economy are looking in the wrong place.
- s+b BlogsCareful planning for an independent future can maximize value when companies liberate assets.
- s+b BlogsThis technology company almost died of financial hubris, but its behind-the-scenes resurrection proves there’s sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.
- s+b BlogsDeveloping countries need national strategies to protect their digital assets and bolster their economic growth.
- Addressing climate change with a sense of urgency isn’t a matter of morality, two economists argue. It’s about managing risk.
- Oil-field services companies, which invent the technologies used to drill for oil and gas, have reaped the rewards of an intense focus on innovation.
- s+b BlogsIn this turbulent energy environment, only a few companies will be focused enough to win.
- The benefits of the glut are being distributed unevenly.
- The modernized grid should revolutionize the way electricity is distributed and used, but its potential hasn’t yet been realized.
- s+b BlogsAccording to a new study, the solar industry is slowly stabilizing.
- The key to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, says Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning, is a bold and balanced approach to R&D.
- Physicist William Cooke discusses the potential for algal biofuels to become the next big alternative energy source.
- At Devon Energy, building the most critical capabilities requires a high-touch approach to human capital and the HR function.
- By promoting business partnerships, producers of primary materials can find a new source of competitive advantage.
- A leading solar energy policy advocate explains how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.
- Two top leaders of the Middle East telecom company Etisalat explain how they recruit and retain people in frontier markets — the most challenging business environments in the world.
- The six integrated “supermajor” oil companies that once dominated oil and gas exploration are losing ground to independent companies.