Carbon & energy economics

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Shaping climate-resilient development: A framework for decision making

Societies have a window of opportunity today: a chance to put in place workable, cost-effective programs that greatly improve their levels of climate adaptation and in so doing boost sustainable development. more

Extreme climate conditions: How Africa can adapt
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Extreme climate conditions: How Africa can adapt

Africa’s climate already poses grave risks to the continent’s people and economies, and global warming promises to intensify the problem. A factual risk-management solution can help. more

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The US low carbon economics tool

A new model enables analysis of the potential economic implications of a wide variety of possible energy and climate policies. more

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Unlocking energy efficiency in the US economy

In this report, McKinsey & Company offers a detailed analysis of the magnitude of the efficiency potential in nontransportation uses of energy, a thorough assessment of the barriers that impede the capture of greater efficiency, and an outline of the practical solutions available to unlock the potential. (PDF–6.37 MB) more

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CO2 abatement: Exploring options for oil and natural gas companies

Oil and natural gas companies play a central role in CO2 emissions. How can the industry meet the challenge from climate change regulations?more

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Profiting from the low-carbon economy

The shift to a low-carbon economy has already begun. As cap-and-trade schemes and other regulations proliferate and more companies and industries come within their ambit, the need for financing and trading will grow enormously. Banks, investors, and exchanges have critical roles to play in shaping this transition to a low-carbon economy. more

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China's green opportunity

Five major categories of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas-abatement opportunities can deliver big energy savings to China without a significant disruption in its economic growth. more

Economic opportunities in a low-carbon world
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Economic opportunities in a low-carbon world

Taking strong steps to restrain climate change need not invite economic gloom. more

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U.S. energy savings: Opportunities and challenges

There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers. more

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The U.S. stimulus program: Investing in energy efficiency

There may be tensions among the current administration's goals, but nearly $100 billion in new spending on energy-related projects will have a huge impact. more

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Energy: A key to competitive advantage—new sources of growth and productivity

As energy is becoming a strategic factor in competition globally, it offers a special growth opportunity for Germany, the focus of this report. One major source of growth is apparent across many sectors: energy efficiency and environmental technology. (PDF–2.26 MB) more

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