How data and technology can drive clean energy

In this episode, EY’s Chris Hagler welcomes back Jules Kortenhorst and Klair White to continue their discussion on clean energy technology.

As businesses, governments and civil society move towards decarbonization via the energy transition, the future of energy technology is evolving quickly. Proven clean energy sources are increasingly cost effective at different scales and applications, industries are indicating major switches in their product development and even the infrastructure we rely on is becoming increasingly decentralized. Combined with increased knowledge and data, evolving technology is quickly enabling organizations and individuals a future of cleaner energy.

In this episode, EY’s Chris Hagler welcomes back Jules Kortenhorst, the CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute, and Klair White, Senior Vice President with EY’s Infrastructure Advisory Group. They continue their discussion as it relates to clean energy technology and the many opportunities businesses have to be a part of a lower carbon future.

Key Takeaways

  • Wind and solar have been positively disruptive to the energy markets. The next stage for this now relatively well proven technology is incorporating it into legacy infrastructure.
  • Automotive companies are indicating a switch in their product development from internal combustion engine platforms to electric vehicle platforms.
  • The use of strategic metering, blockchain, automation and analytics is allowing companies to leverage data to make informed decisions, enabling them to be more efficient in their own supply and use of energy.
  • There are now multiple ways for businesses, cities and universities to participate in renewable energy purchasing, individually but also collaboratively.

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Season 2, Episode 5


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