Seeing Energy In A New Light: How Management Of This Vital Resource Can Drive Strategy
Source: Deloitte Development
In many industries, energy consumption has long been regarded as a fixed cost, important to doing business but in the background. Recently several factors - the rising cost of traditional energy sources, public demand to reduce carbon emissions, and accelerated technological development in the alternative and distributed energy industries - have significantly enhanced the opportunities for companies to use energy as a key driver of corporate strategy. In this paper, we describe why having energy as a primary component of corporate strategy is an imperative in the new energy landscape, and we provide a high level roadmap for companies to consider in implementing such a strategy.