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The Energy Bonanza

Date: 01/02/2014 Author(s): IESE IESE; IESE Insight Document type: Interview (Video) North America is experiencing an unconventional energy bonanza thanks to the foresight of various entrepreneurs who began developing the sector 15 years ago, IESE's 11th Energy Sector meeting heard. Now government and the corporate world need to learn to work together. In Europe it's been agreed that energy and environmental policies are inseparable ... More information

Energy Industry Trends

Date: 01/03/2016 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Plus: open innovation; the 10 most sought-after competencies for international careers; meeting the challenges of an aging workforce; 10 keys to self-motivation; and what kind of board member are you? More information

Ending Energy Poverty: Fuel Freedom Chair

Date: 01/07/2016 Author(s): IESE IESE; IESE Insight Document type: Interview (Video) "Energy poverty comes at a high cost," says Prof. Ahmad Rahnema, holder of the Fuel Freedom Foundation chair at IESE. Along with Yossie Hollander, the foundation's chairman, he shares how the solution includes generating knowledge and getting local businesses involved. More information

Israel Electric Corporation: Pursuing Cleaner Energy

Date: 01/11/2017 Author(s): Marcus Beaudry; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi Document type: Case The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) has faced some expensive electricity generation situations in the past, often caused by regional political issues. The electrical grid in Israel is well-established, though many portions of it are aging and now too small for some of the regions they serve. When local demand exceeds the transmission line's supply ... More information

Challenges of the 21st Century: Energy

Date: 01/02/2011 Author(s): Pascal Michels; Adrian Done Document type: Technical Note From the discovery of fire and the harnessing of wind through to the industrial revolution and the dawn of the nuclear age, energy resources have been critical for the wellbeing of humankind and to our economies and social improvement. Indeed, many would contend that every great change in living standards has had a revolution in energy use at its heart. By ... More information

The New Energy Order: What to Watch Next

Date: 01/04/2016 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article The energy industry is undergoing a profound period of transformation. Low oil prices and a global commitment to cut climate-changing emissions are altering the balance of supply and demand. What does the New Energy Order mean for businesses, governments and societies, especially emerging economies? Here we highlight four areas to watch. More information

The Freeplay Energy Group and Foundation (B)

Date: 01/04/2007 Author(s): Kate Ganly; Johanna Mair Document type: Case Case B updates the original by two additional years. In this time the Freeplay Group undertakes an IPO, listing on the UK stock exchange as Freeplay Energy plc. The Freeplay Foundation continues to receive support from the new public company and expands its projects to bring communication and energy to the most "underdeveloped" areas of Africa but ... More information

The Freeplay Energy Group and Foundation (A)

Date: 01/09/2004 Author(s): Coles E.; Johanna Mair Document type: Case The Freeplay Energy Group was founded in 1995 to produce wind up radios. The company produced its first radios in 1996. It took its social responsibilities seriously from the beginning and in 1998 founded the Freeplay Foundation to enable the sustained delivery of radio information and education to the most vulnerable populations via self-powered ... More information

Game Changers in the Global Energy System

Date: 01/10/2018 Author(s): Juan Luis López Cardenete; Júlia Gifra; et al. Document type: Occasional Paper More information

Iceland: From Financial Meltdown to Geothermal Energy

Date: 01/11/2013 Author(s): Antoni Subirà; María Luisa Blázquez; Enrique de Diego Document type: Case This case describes the origins of a cluster initiative in the geothermal energy industry in Iceland and its initial steps in 2010. The case examines the specific characteristics of the country and recent events in its history, and it describes the geothermal industry and the traditional "cluster approach" up to 2010. It then describes the actions ... More information
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