2023 in Review: The Most Popular Topics for Leaders in Utilities Industries

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In our 2023 Roundup, we highlight nine pivotal resources that have been at the forefront of innovation in the utilities industry, showcasing groundbreaking advancements and strategic developments.

Top 3 eBooks in 2023

Evaluating Technologies for CO2 Removal and Building a Robust Carbon Offset Strategy

The challenge facing corporations today is to discern the most effective carbon credit technologies, be aware of their developmental indicators, and protect your company from potential risks tied to carbon credits. In this e-book, Lux Research provides vital insights that will help you build a robust carbon offset strategy.

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Decarbonization of Industry: Mapping Progress on the Lux Carbon Canvas

Decarbonization is becoming an increasingly important priority for government, as demonstrated by the European Commission and the Biden administration.

In this e-book, we use the Lux Carbon Canvas to map industrial companies, evaluate their decarbonization efforts, and build future strategies for industrial decarbonization. ​
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Monetizing Distributed Energy Resources From Behind the Meter

The continuous rise of distributed energy resources (DERs) located behind the meter poses an opportunity to monetize electricity and energy flexibility provided by these assets. DER markets offer the best long-term approach, but virtual power plants are the most established solution today.

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Top 3 On-Demand Webinars in 2023

Drivers Determining the Future of Carbon

Renewable sources of carbon can include recycling, biomass, and CO2 from direct air capture or biogenic point sources. However, these sources each have different qualities, different availabilities, and different technologies needed. In short, each carbon source implies an entirely different value chain. 

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ChatGPT: The Emerging CXO

GPT-4 has unleashed an element of creativity in traditional AI: AI can now be leveraged to tackle systems-level innovations that are prerequisite to tackle hard problems like climate change. Given the promise of far-reaching implications, corporate boards want to know: 

  • Can GPT-4 accelerate R&D success for a large, leading manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate?  
  • How could GPT-4 shorten time-to-market for a new energy drink?
  • In which large, industrialized city will residential customers disrupt the traditional utility model by leveraging GPT-4 to unshackle themselves from the monopoly of their electric utility?

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Decarbonization of Industry: Mapping Progress on the Lux Carbon Canvas

Heavy industries like steel, cement, and aluminum are crucial to society but are also major emitters of greenhouse gasses. Companies in this space are all under significant pressure to decarbonize but are they making enough progress?  

This webinar uses the Lux Carbon Canvas to map industrial companies, evaluate their decarbonization efforts, and build future strategies for industrial decarbonization. 

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Top 3 Blogs in 2023

Rethinking risks from critical minerals

Norwegian phosphate rock was in the news [earlier this year], and it’s not because it’s all the rage with the kids: Norwegian junior mining company Norge Mining announced it had found a huge new deposit of phosphate rock. This is a big deal on some level (though the announcement is not greatly substantive) because there’s real concern that we’re running out of phosphorus.

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Selling its European electricity retail businesses seriously hurts Shell’s long-term strategic options

After a strategic review that began in January 2023, Shell announced [earlier this year] that it plans to exit its energy retail businesses in the U.K., Germany, and the Netherlands due to “tough market conditions” and “poor returns.”

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Principles of environmental justice for sustainable innovation

Environmental justice is not a new concept: The first calls for it were in the 1980s when protesters tried to block the construction of a landfill for toxic waste in Afton, North Carolina. That effort failed, but the ideals have spread to the halls of power: The first U.S. Presidential action on environmental justice was in 1994 under then-president Bill Clinton, and President Joe Biden has continued to expand these efforts. However, the adoption of environmental justice principles has done little to slow the progress of climate change, which is the most catastrophic environmental justice failing in human history.

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