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EY - Renewable energy country attractiveness index September 2014Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index: September 2014
China reclaims top spot, while Europe’s increasing renewable energy penetration prompts a focus on enablement and microfinance trends signalling that small is the new big.


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 Utilities Unbundled Issue 16Utilities Unbundled – Issue 16
June 2014

How energy is produced, generated and bought, sold and distributed is changing. Utilities Unbundled continues to explore what this means at a sector, company and technology level, right through the utility value chain.


EY Capital Confidence Barometer - power and utilities - April 2014Capital Confidence Barometer: Power and utilities
May 2014

Increased economic optimism and credit availability will spur deal activity in power and utilities. What’s on utilities' growth agenda?


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 - Powering the UK 2013Powering the UK: Empowering UK growth, jobs and energy users through continued investment
November 2013

The energy sector continues to play a vital role in the UK economy.


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.