Accenture

Sheila McNulty

Bad news for those out there with high hopes of moving quickly to convert the world to electric vehicles.
A new report by Accenture, the consultancy, says that the large-scale rollout of plug-in electric vehicles will be hindered unless investors stimulate demand, lower the cost of public charging infrastructure and manage the impact on the grid. Those are three pretty big challenges.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

[Solar panels wind turbine] Banks will have to supply 2 per cent of Europe’s GDP, or €2.9 trillion, to meet consumer demand for projects and technologies that tackle climate change, according to a new report from Barclays and Accenture. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Last week I wrote that one of the areas of complete agreement at a debate during the European Future Energy Forum had been that there needed to be a high and stable carbon price in order to incentivise low carbon energy production. But I added that nobody knew how to bring it about. Read more