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Next Generation Gas Meters Unlock New Energy Management Opportunities

The UK energy management market has long been dominated by efforts to manage the consumption of electricity. This report, for heads of energy and facilities and senior executives in metering services firms, leverages Verdantix research into the UK energy services market, as well as insights from our recent interviews with firms operating within the metering services value chain. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 December 2016

What’s Next For The UK Heat Networks Market?

This report provides energy service providers, power utilities and CHP specialists with an analysis of the market drivers and growth expectations of this emerging market. The analysis finds the pace of growth going forward is at risk because it depends on the continuation of low carbon building regulations and rate of new developments. These drivers are now uncertain following Brexit and the change of UK government leadership. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 September 2016

Brexit: Fear For The Economy First – Changes To Energy And EH&S Markets Will Come Later

The UK referendum on June 23rd regarding the UK’s decision to stay or leave the European Union, commonly known as Brexit, resulted in a 52% majority for leaving. In this report Verdantix asks what this means for the energy and environmental markets. The analysis finds that over the short term the economic impact is the tangible threat, with indecision and uncertainty weighing down on capital spend which will slow the launch of new energy generation projects and the environmental services market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 July 2016

2016 Budget Will Have Limited Impact On UK Energy Efficiency Landscape

This report provides a summary of the announcements that will impact end energy users. The notable announcements include the scrapping of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme after the 2018/19 compliance year, shifting of the tax burden onto the Climate Change Levy (CCL) from 2019 and a commitment to continue to protect energy prices for the energy-intensive sectors via Climate Change Agreements. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 March 2016

Softening UK Policies Hit Renewables And Residential Energy Services

The UK Government unveiled a raft of changes across renewables incentives and energy efficiency policies, as part of a broader programme to reduce public spending by £13 billion ($20 billion) and contain spending on renewables subsidies. Our analysis finds that these announcements will have an immediate impact on generators of incentive-fuelled renewables and providers of residential energy services as the business case gets dampened down. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 August 2015

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2015: Data Tables

The Verdantix Global Energy Leaders Survey 2015: Data Tables provides a global benchmark of energy management priorities, budgets and governance based on interviews with 285 heads of energy in firms with revenues of at least $250 million. This global energy survey provides hard data against which energy leaders can benchmark their spending plans and priorities for 2016. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 August 2015

Global Survey Data: Energy Management Budgets & Priorities For 2016 (Webinar)

This webinar provides senior managers responsible for business planning, strategy, marketing and sales in energy services and equipment suppliers with the hard data you need to align your 2016 plans with the realities of market demand. The Verdantix global survey data also provides insight into country-specific and industry-specific trends across segments such as decentralized energy, energy performance contracts, energy storage and energy software. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 06 August 2015

Best Practices For ESOS Assessments - What Have We Learnt So Far? (Webinar)

The UK government's Energy Savings Opportunity Assessment (ESOS) implements the EU's 2012 energy efficiency directive. With the deadline just 6 months away for the first ESOS assessment disclosure to the Environment Agency, the pressure is on to ensure your organization complies with yet another energy and carbon regulation. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 30 April 2015

How To Drive Value From ESOS Energy Audits

Before December 5, 2015, all large organizations in the UK must undertake an energy audit, as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) estimates there are approximately 7,300 organizations liable to comply with the scheme. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 April 2015

Where Next For UK Energy Services?

The energy services market is very broad, incorporating a wide range of quite distinct service lines. The number of different types of services included under this umbrella, as well as the affinity of energy with other disciplines, means there are suppliers from a broad range of backgrounds targeting the UK energy services market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 January 2015

Hawaii Provides A Vision Of The Future For Utilities Elsewhere

This report provides utility executives with an overview of Hawaii’s evolving energy landscape and the strategies being pursued by Hawaiian utilities as they are forced to transition their business models in a short timescale. To better understand market dynamics and utility strategies, Verdantix interviewed market participants from the power utility, energy efficiency and technology services sectors. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 January 2015

EPA Clean Power Plan Sets State Emission Reduction Targets

This report provides an independent analysis of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan proposal, released on June 2, 2014. The new rule aims to reduce CO2 emissions from the US electric power sector by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 through emission reduction guidelines. The proposed rule will cover roughly 3,000 electricity generating units at 1,000 power plants across the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 June 2014

Energy Profile: Australia 2013–2016

The Verdantix Energy Profile of Australia provides corporate energy leaders, strategy leaders and CFOs with an analysis of Australia’s evolving energy landscape. This report forms part of a series of profiles that analyse the energy futures in countries across the globe. To better understand Australia’s energy landscape we assessed change drivers such as energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices, energy legislation, and government targets and incentives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 January 2014

Where Is ISO 50001 Gaining Traction?

This report helps Practice Leaders and Heads of Marketing within firms that provide energy products and services understand the recent uptake and future direction of the ISO 50001 energy management standard. Certification bodies, energy consultants, equipment suppliers and software firms are looking to benefit from increasing levels of ISO 50001 implementations and investment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 September 2013

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2013: Data Tables

The Verdantix Global Energy Leaders Survey 2013: Data Tables provides a global benchmark of energy management priorities, budgets and governance based on interviews with 250 heads of energy in firms with revenues of at least $250 million. The respondents represent 20 industries and are located in 13 countries. This global energy survey provides hard data against which energy leaders can benchmark their spending plans and priorities for 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 July 2013

Energy Profile: India 2012-2017

The Verdantix Energy Profile of India (2012-2017) provides corporate energy leaders, strategy leaders and CFOs with an analysis of India’s evolving energy landscape. This report forms part of a series of country profiles that analyse the energy futures in territories across the globe. To better understand India’s energy landscape we assessed change drivers such as the energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices, energy legislation, government targets and incentives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 July 2013

US Energy Management Spend 2012-2017

This report provides energy leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the US market for energy management between 2012 and 2017. The report helps executives answer questions such as: What are the investment levels across equipment, consulting, implementation and services? Which markets are growing or declining? How will investment levels vary by industry? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 24 June 2013

Are We Embarking On An Industrial Energy Management Revolution (Webinar)

Organizations offering energy services to industrial sectors should join this webinar to discover the drivers behind industrial organizations investing in energy management along with current and future industrial energy management requirements. Energy professionals within industrial organizations should join to understand how the industrial energy services market is segmented as well as benefiting from Verdantix sharing its best practices for industrial energy management. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 12 June 2013

How To Deliver On-Site Renewables At Scale

This report provides energy decision-makers in roles such as Director of Energy and Facilities Manager with an independent analysis of the 20 largest on-site renewable programmes in the US – ranked by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Verdantix assessed these on-site renewables deployments to better understand trends in technology selection and energy services delivery partnership capabilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 March 2013

What's The Story Behind US Carbon Emission Reductions?

In 2012, US carbon emissions dropped to 1994 levels, falling from a 2007 peak. This certainly sounds like good news, but multiple factors underpin this end result, and its implications are unclear. This report analyses the contribution of macro-level drivers – GDP, energy intensity and emissions intensity – using the Kaya Identity. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 March 2013

Energy Profile: Germany 2012-2016

The Verdantix Energy Profile of Germany provides an overview of Germany’s evolving energy landscape. This report informs the energy strategies of market participants including strategy leaders, heads of energy and CFOs. Verdantix assessed Germany’s change drivers such as energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices and key policy developments. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 March 2013

Energy Profile: United Kingdom 2011-2015

The Verdantix Energy Profile of the United Kingdom (UK) provides organizations with an overview of the UK’s evolving energy landscape. This report will help inform the energy strategies of market participants including strategy leaders, heads of energy and CFOs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 January 2013

Eight Predictions For Energy Management In 2013

Verdantix assessed competitive dynamics, innovation, corporate energy strategies and the regulatory environment to better understand key energy management trends over the next 12 months. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 January 2013

UK Energy Bill Set To Boost Corporate Energy Management

This report provides energy managers and heads of sustainability with an independent analysis of the UK Energy Bill and package of energy policy reforms, published by the UK government on November 29, 2012. While these energy policy reforms will affect power utilities most, Verdantix analysis finds that the measures will also impact corporate energy management programmes. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 December 2012

Energy Management In Emerging Economies: Trends From The B.R.I.C.S And Mexico (Webinar)

Energy management has become a headline issue for firms operating in emerging markets. Firms across Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Mexico are spending an average of $5.5 million annually on energy management. But how is this money being spent and how will spending trends evolve over the next five years? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 December 2012

UK's Green Deal Has Yet To Convince Market Stakeholders

The UK government officially launched the Green Deal, a policy aimed at spurring retrofit activity in the domestic and non-domestic UK real estate market, on October 2, 2012 following a 23 month lead-in period. In total the government has allocated £125 million ($198 million) to incentivize early adoption of the Green Deal. Will the initiatives included in the Green Deal encourage the adoption of energy efficiency measures in the marketplace? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 November 2012

Brazil Energy Management Spend 2011-2016

This report provides energy leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Brazilian market for energy management between 2011 and 2016. The analysis finds that expenditure on energy management will grow from $1.8 billion in 2011 to reach $2.6 billion in 2016. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 November 2012

Opower's Solution Reduces Smart Meter Roll-Out Risks

Following $4 billion of US stimulus funding in 2008, smart meter deployments in the US have taken off and there are now in excess of 27 million meters deployed. One of the features of these roll-out programmes has been the relative lack of customer engagement, so today utilities such as BGE, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) face opposition from their residential customer base where users fail to understand the value of these devices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 October 2012

Germany Energy Management Spend 2011-2016

This report provides energy leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the German market for energy management between 2011 and 2016. The analysis finds that expenditure on energy management will grow from $2.0 billion in 2011 to reach $3.2 billion in 2016. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 September 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Emerging Economies

The energy value chain is undergoing a multi-decade transformation, creating opportunities for a wide range of energy service firms, technology and software suppliers. Large firms operating in emerging economies are giving energy and energy management issues greater consideration. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 September 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Data Tables

The Verdantix Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Data Tables Excel file helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors that operate in the energy equipment, services and software markets to understand the energy management spending patterns of large corporations and the perceptions of their brand in the market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 July 2012

US Shale Gas Glut Will Not Derail The Energy Efficiency Case

This report helps individuals such as CSOs, Energy Directors, Facilities Directors and CFOs understand how the growth of US shale gas affects the business case for corporate energy efficiency. Technological advances in drilling techniques in the past decade have triggered an explosion in natural gas production in the US with total output growing from 1.0 trillion cubic feet in 2008 to 6.8 trillion cubic feet in 2011. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

Webinar: The Future of Energy Management

The global energy value chain is at the start of a multi-decade transformation. Large energy users in the private and public sectors are responding to the impact of higher and more volatile energy prices, concerns about security of energy supply, new options for decentralized power generation, creative financing instruments for energy efficiency and the potential for innovation at scale through IT platforms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 19 June 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Budgets And Priorities

Energy budgets for large firms increasingly contain a component for energy management. This report helps business development directors, chief marketing officers and strategy leaders that operate in the energy equipment, services and software markets to understand how businesses from all sectors around the world approach energy management. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Brands

The corporate energy management market opportunity attracts a wide range of suppliers – strategy and engineering consultants, technology services providers, automation and control suppliers, and energy management software suppliers. This report helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors that operate in the energy equipment, services and software markets to understand buyers’ perceptions of their brand and to benchmark themselves against competitors. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2012

The Future Of Energy Management

The global energy value chain – from fuel inputs to end-user consumption – is undergoing a multi-decade transformation. A shift from centralized to decentralized generation, supply security issues, major policy changes and higher prices impacts market participants: plant managers, facilities directors, building information modellers, heads of energy services firms and most recently, CFOs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2012

How The Rise Of Energy Systems Integrators Will Enable Strategic Energy Management (Webinar)

Energy systems integrators – a new breed of energy services firm – will reshape the energy value chain as commercial, industrial and utility customers migrate from tactical management frameworks to more strategic approaches. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 25 May 2012

France Energy And Carbon Efficiency Spend 2010-2015

This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of expenditure in the French market on energy and carbon efficiency initiatives between 2010 and 2015. Quantifying sustainable business spend is a challenge as sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 April 2012

UK Strategic Energy Management Spend 2010-2015

This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the UK strategic energy management market between 2010 and 2015. Quantifying sustainable business spending is a challenge as sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 March 2012

US Launches $4 Billion Energy Efficiency Roadmap

This report helps energy services firms and real estate retrofit specialists understand the Better Building Challenge, a green building policy initiative announced by the White House on December 2, 2011. The Better Buildings Challenge aims to bring together Federal Government’s procurement powers and commitments from 60 private sector property owners to commission $4 billion of energy efficiency projects. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 February 2012

Government Contracts Boost UK Smart Meter Ecosystem

This report provides product and portfolio managers in technology and telecoms firms with an independent analysis of the impact of the recent UK government smart meter communications contracts, announced on 30 August, 2011. Verdantix selected this subject for study because the multi-billion pound contracts will create a significant boost for smart meter roll-out and the development of a UK smart meter ecosystem. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 October 2011

Canadian Energy & Carbon Efficiency Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Canadian market for energy and carbon efficiency spend between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study as quantifying sustainable business spend is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 June 2011

New ISO 50001 Aims To Tackle The Energy Management Deficit

This report provides EH&S Directors, Heads of Facilities, Energy Directors and VPs of Sustainability with independent analysis of the new ISO 50001 standard. Verdantix finds that the new standard, released on June 15, 2011, seeks to establish an international, cross-industry framework for energy management within organizations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 June 2011

Australian Energy & Carbon Efficiency Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Australian market for energy and carbon efficiency spend between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study as quantifying sustainable business spend is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 June 2011

US Energy & Carbon Efficiency Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the US market for energy and carbon efficiency between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study as quantifying sustainable business spend is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 June 2011

Green Leases Become A Practical Option For The Willing

This report helps building owners and occupiers adopt a robust sustainability action plan when negotiating leases. Contractual engagements between landlord and tenant based on enlightened self interest can enable activities that lower energy spend and carbon emissions thereby producing value adding benefits for all stakeholders. The key barriers to wide scale adoption of green leases are market culture, structure and norms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 June 2011

UK Carbon & Energy Software Market 2010-2013

The market for carbon and energy management software is difficult to size and forecast because of market immaturity, undisclosed deals, no centralized budget and a host of other factors. This report helps software suppliers, investors, partners and buyers to forecast revenues streams, plan marketing strategies, define sales strategies, and budget accordingly. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 March 2011

UK Government Seeks To Fire Up Investment In Renewable Heat

On March 10, 2011 the UK government launched the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a scheme to incentivize the installation of renewable heat technologies in domestic and non-domestic sectors. From July 2011, the government will ring fence the installation of eight renewable heat technologies with investments of £860 million. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 March 2011

White House Hopes To Ignite Green Retrofit Market

President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative, announced on February 3, 2011, aims to address the two major energy related issues faced by the US real estate industry, chiefly that 39% of total US energy consumption and 38% of US carbon dioxide emissions stem from the built environment. The White House estimates that over $40 billion can be saved from energy bills by focusing on building stock energy consumption patterns. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 March 2011

The Green Deal - Paradigm Shift In Energy Efficiency

The Green Deal aims to facilitate the upgrading of UK building stock, both domestic and non-domestic, through a pay-as-you-save financing model. Legislated through the Energy Bill, which was introduced to the UK parliament in December 2010, the Green Deal will be administered and funded by national utility companies independently or in partnership with third party financial houses. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 December 2010

Green Investment Bank Supports Low-Carbon Growth

On October 20, 2010 the UK government announced the establishment of the Green Investment Bank to accelerate investment in clean energy and sustainable technologies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 December 2010

Germany Launches Radical Energy Plan

On September 28, 2010, the German government approved a national 40-year energy plan. Entitled ‘Energy Concept’, it takes an integrated, multi-tier approach setting the roadmap for Germany to generate 60% of its energy from renewables by 2050. The plan sets out a series of measures, including an expansion in offshore wind generation, greater energy efficiency and the construction of a smart grid. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 December 2010

Green Quadrant Carbon & Energy Management Software

The global market for carbon and energy software is intensely competitive — buyers choose from over 100 suppliers. To help buyers save time, save money and reduce risk in their selection process this Verdantix Green Quadrant report compares the 28 software applications that pre-qualify as a potential fit for $1 billion revenue firms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 November 2010

UK Feed-In Tariff Energizes Business Case

In April 2010, the UK government introduced feed-in tariffs (FITs) for small-scale low carbon electricity. FITs are payments to energy producers for every unit of renewable electricity they generate whether it is for direct use or to be sold to the grid. The rationale behind this policy is to increase the level of electricity from renewables in the UK, building towards a target of 30% by 2020. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 May 2010

Uncertain Subsidies Delay Drax Biomass Plans

Drax Group, the operator of Europe’s largest coal-fired power station and supplier of 7% of the UK’s electricity, has shelved plans to diversify its power generation business into biomass. The firm had planned to invest £2 billion to build three 300MW dedicated biomass generation facilities with a target operational date of 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 March 2010

The Energy Efficiency Imperative

Increasing oil and electricity prices, the hidden cost of carbon, growing risks from energy supply disruption and board-level climate change compliance issues make energy efficiency a new imperative for the CFO. Verdantix analysis of energy and carbon trends indicates that finance executives need a multi-year energy efficiency plan to maximise cost savings, help the CEO meet carbon reduction goals and make financial decisions based on total cost of ownership. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 December 2009