Improving economics and innovation are driving the growth of distributed energy. For traditional utilities, this means that a potential competitive threat lurks in every neighborhood, in every home, and on every rooftop across the U.S. Incumbents must respond proactively to these changes by leveraging their many advantages.
With the rise in U.S. natural-gas production, CNG vehicles are receiving a lot of attention. But the benefits have not always lived up to the publicity. Rather than being a revolutionary transportation solution, these vehicles are likely to become an important niche market for specific industries. BCG examines the benefits and shortcomings of this emerging market.