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Here's a selection of our latest insights and thought leadership. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact Kevin Corcoran.

EY - Power transactions and trends, Q1 2016Power transactions and trends, Q1 2016
May 2016

After hitting historic levels in 2015, M&A momentum continued in Q1 2016, with deal value reaching a five-year Q1 high of US$44.4b.


EY - RECAI 47 May 2016Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index
May 2016

The unrelenting march toward cost-effective renewables sees Europe’s powerhouses slip further behind as emerging markets surge ahead with clear long-term ambitions and increasingly competitive energy markets.


EY - Power transactions and trends | Q4 2015 Power transactions and trends: 2015 review and 2016 outlook
February 2016

2015 recorded a six-year high in utilities deal value and a 13% jump on 2014. We uncover the key transaction themes for the sector.


EY - Review of the UK oilfield services industry January 2016UK oilfield services sector: Fit for the future?
February 2016
Our fifth Annual review of the UK oilfield services industry reveals how the current oil and gas market is one of the most challenging ever.


EY - Global oil and gas transactions review 2015Global oil and gas transactions review 2015
February 2016
The oil and gas industry is navigating a significant structural shift. Learn how this affected M&A in 2015, and get our outlook for 2016.


EY - Mining Eye Mining Eye Q4 2015
January 2016
Another tough quarter for junior miners with the Mining Eye losing 14%.

The Mining Eye includes an update of our index performance, fund raising trends, and our view of the latest developments in the world of junior mining on AIM.


EY - Oil Pressure Oil Pressure
November 2015
Whilst the oilfield services sector has benefitted in recent years from strong oil prices, companies are seeing major change, and must address the consolidation opportunities this presents.


EY - Utilities Unbundled Issue 20 Utilities Unbundled issue 20
October 2015
Disruptive technologies are pushing utilities to rethink. This issue of Utilities Unbundled explores overs key elements of this transformation, including advances in solar and wind technology, new retail approaches, market reform and gender diversity.


EY - Powering the UK 2015Powering the UK 2015
Empowering UK growth, jobs and energy users through continued investment

October 2015

Powering the UK sets out the energy sector’s vital contribution to the UK's economy and prosperity. Find out more.


EY - Competition Markets Authority investigation into the UK Energy Market June 2015Competition Markets Authority investigation into the UK Energy Market
July 2015
Following public pressure, Ofgem referred the energy market to the CMA in 2014 to see if there were features in the industry affecting competition. Find out more


EY - Consumer attitudes toward energy provision Consumer attitudes toward energy provision
June 2015
Our latest report examines why consumers switch energy suppliers and considers the motivation behind their decision.


EY - Oil and gas capital confidence barometerOil and Gas Capital Confidence Barometer
May 2015
Our 12th Capital Confidence Barometer gauges corporate confidence in the economic outlook, and identifies boardroom trends and practices.


EY - Capital Confidence Barometer Power & Utilities - Deal intentions grow as focus shifts toward innovative acquisitionsPower & Utilities Capital Conf idence Barometer
May 2015
Our 12th Capital Confidence Barometer saw deal intentions grow as focus shifted toward innovative acquisitions.


EY - Empowering Energy CustomersEmpowering energy customers: attitudes to switching supplier
April 2015
Our survey found 24% of UK consumers switched gas or electricity supplier in 2014, a trend likely to continue this year.


EY - The UK Upstream Oil and Gas Supply ChainReview of the UK oilfield services industry
March 2015
Our fourth annual review of the UK oilfield services industry reviews the performance of all the supply chain categories, and compares the UKCS with the Norwegian oilfield services sector.


EY - Fuelling the next generation: A study of the UK upstream oil and gas workforceFuelling the next generation
December 2014
We take a look at the UK’s current and future upstream oil and gas labour market, and provide insight on issues affecting the industry.


EY Value Assurance ReportHow value assurance drives successful delivery of oil and gas capital projects
November 2014
We look at how value assurance can help you gain a competitive edge when delivering large-scale oil and gas capital projects.



EY - Powering the UK 2014Powering the UK 2014
Empowering UK growth, jobs and energy users through continued investment

October 2014
Powering the UK sets out the energy sector’s vital contribution to the UK's economy and prosperity. Find out more.


EY - Spotlight on oil and gas megaprojectsSpotlight on oil and gas megaprojects
August 2014
Spotlight on megaprojects explores capital projects in the oil and gas industry. For this issue we researched the performance of 365 oil and gas megaprojects and found 64% facing cost overruns and 73% reporting schedule delays. Take a closer look at why, and what we can do to help.


Oil and Gas EyeOil and Gas Eye
August 2014
Q2 2014: A small step forward for junior oil and gas companies, but conditions remain tough for many.


EY - Getting ready for UK shale gasGetting ready for UK shale gas
April 2014
This report, prepared for UK Onshore Operators Group, considers the investment, supply chain and skills needed for the UK to realise the potential of shale gas.


EY - Energy lessons for waterEnergy lessons for water
April 2014
This article first appeared in Utility Week on Friday 17 January 2014.
To understand the water retail market post-2017 we looked at the non-domestic energy retail market, and asked large non-domestic water users what they need and expect from a competitive market.


EY - Where does the money go?Water: Where does the money go?
March 2014
This article first appeared in Utility Week on Friday 17 January 2014.
We consider the key operational challenges water companies are facing, and what they need to do to get a grip of total expenditure (totex).


EY - M&A capital raising 2013 trends 2014 outlookM&A and capital raising – 2014 outlook, 2013 trends
March 2014
Well capitalized investors, from traditional private equity to newer private capital funds, are expected to drive M&A activity in the year ahead.


EY - How value assurance drives successful delivery of oil and gas capital projectsHow value assurance drives successful delivery of oil and gas capital projects

Large-scale oil and gas capital projects carry significant risk. For large, novel projects, there are risks to value associated with optimising concept selection and front-end design, and change management is critical because of the knock-on impact changes may have on detailed design. It is therefore vital to have the appropriate value assurance system in place.


EY - Grasping the thistleGrasping the Thistle – adding energy to the debate
November 2013
After polling senior executives from Scotland's oil and gas industry, they cumulatively feel that they'll have to pay more tax under an independent Scotland, despite the current Government's consistent claims of a reduction.


EY - Rising Tides: Global trends in the emerging ocean energy marketRising Tides: Global trends in the emerging ocean energy market
September 2013
An overview of trends in the ocean energy sector identifying different tidal technologies and the future benefits they can bring. Also includes a country focus looking at each country’s current status, developments in policy and future perspectives.


EY - Do you need a chief resource and energy officer?Do you need a chief resource and energy officer?
September 2013
There is a compelling case for elevating corporate resource management to the highest levels of executive management through a chief resource and energy officer (CREO) position. Our report considers the role’s value, key responsibilities, and potential models for integrating it into an organisation.


EY - Global renewable energy country attractiveness and resource mapGlobal renewable energy country attractiveness and resource map
September 2013
A global view of the renewable energy landscape by combining the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index rankings with essential data on renewables in the 40 countries in the index.