NEW YORK and BEIJING; Jan 19, 2011 - China could lead the race to roll out electric vehicles and will deploy new transport technologies at scale more quickly than the United States, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) that compares the two countries. But the US could lead a global biotechnology-based agricultural revolution that will generate a greater range of biofuel breakthroughs.
REDMOND, Wash.; Nov. 4, 2010 — Businesses that choose to run business applications in the cloud can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own infrastructure. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, demonstrate cloud computing’s potential to operate business applications more efficiently.
SINGAPORE; Oct. 27, 2010– Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd, have been selected by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to design and implement Phase 1 of its Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot project. The IES pilot project is an advanced metering infrastructure and smart grid pilot funded by the Government of Singapore and Singapore Power, a leading energy utility company in Asia Pacific.
BALTIMORE; Sept. 20, 2010 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), has teamed with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle to implement a smart meter network for its 1.2 million customers. The planned implementation is part of BGE’s smart grid initiative that aims to reduce peak electricity demand, increase customer service and enhance operational performance.
TIANJIN; Sept. 13, 2010: A joint report issued today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the World Economic Forum finds policy makers need to transform regulatory incentives to accelerate smart grid investment. Accenture and the World Economic Forum also warned that the benefits of smart grids are unlikely to be fully realized without utilities improving their engagement with the consumer.
NEW YORK; June 22, 2010 – In spite of the recent economic downturn, an overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs – 93 percent – say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies. Furthermore, CEOs believe that, within a decade, a tipping point could be reached that fully meshes sustainability with core business – its capabilities, processes and systems, and throughout global supply chains and subsidiaries.
NEW YORK; April 20, 2010 - Consumers are not willing to allow electricity providers to remotely limit the use of their home appliances as part of electricity management plans without significant rate discounts, according to a report issued today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The report also found that almost half of consumers would be deterred from joining electricity management programs if their electricity bills were to increase as a result.
NEW YORK; April 16, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will gather leaders of some of the world’s leading utility and energy companies in Washington D.C. from April 18 - 20, 2010 to debate the challenges impacting the sector in the light of climate change, stimulus funding and changing consumer demands. The International Utility and Energy Conference (IUEC) will bring together pioneers in smart grids, energy policy and alternative fuel technologies.
NEW YORK; March 9, 2010 – Three out of four consumers are concerned by energy and climate change issues, but nearly two thirds say that using less energy is not the answer to reducing reliance on fossil fuels or foreign energy supply, according to global research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The survey of 9,000 individuals in 22 countries also shows that almost nine out of ten consumers want more government intervention in the energy market.
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