Clean Energy

Competitive advantage in a low-carbon economy

Renewable energy is a primary driver in the transformation to a low-carbon economy.

  • Renewable energy policy is accelerating investment in clean generation technologies and utility-scale generation.
  • ‘Falling technology costs are making onsite renewable energy an economically viable option for some energy consumers.
  • Corporate power purchase agreements are enabling companies to contract with renewable energy generators.
  • ‘Green electricity' offerings are being used by electricity retailers as a way to differentiate their products, enhance competitive advantage and retain customers.
  • Biofuels are emerging as a new opportunity for the agricultural industry, fuel distributors, the aviation industry and major consumers.
  • Technology providers, project developers and financiers are creating new, value-added businesses through innovative business models.
  • Electric cars are leading to the convergence of the electricity and transport industries.

 E3's track record

Our work in this sector has included:

  • facilitating renewable energy and biofuel policy in conjunction with industry proponents
  • facilitating the development of corporate strategies to maximise the value of renewable energy and biofuel opportunities, including competitive differentiation and new product development
  • preparing renewable energy project feasibility studies and associated economic modelling
  • analysing renewable energy certificate markets including supply demand and price considerations and associated scenario development
  • Presenting the business case for bioenergy including biomass co-firing in coal fired power stations.

Case studies

Renewable energy generator: differentiating the product

Coal-fired generator: biomass co-firing strategy

Note: client names have not been disclosed due to confidentiality arrangements.

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Renewable energy offers new sources of competitive advantage for countries and companies.