Building Trust in the Utility Sector

A recent study by Accenture (“The New Energy Consumer Handbook“) delivers an important message to utility industry leaders: now, more than ever, consumers need to hear from you about how you will deliver reliable, affordable electricity to power their interconnected world. Unfortunately, most utility executives remain virtually unknown in their communities, preferring to keep their […]

Why 93% of American Businesses are Concerned about Risk – and What Can Be Done About It

In a recent study conducted by financial services provider State Street and reported in the magazine, Strategic Risk (, fully 93% of respondents in the Americas view improving the assessment and pricing of risk as a major challenge, while more than one-quarter of insurance companies around the world are experiencing difficulties in managing risk. The […]

The Implications of Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

In my previous post I pointed out the coming sea-change that will be impacting the utility sector of the U.S. economy, based on the Obama Administration’s steps to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The President has also pledged an “all of the above” approach to solving America’s energy needs. An often-overlooked technology that is part of […]

The Implications of President Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

Yesterday in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama outlined what he hopes will be one of his most significant legacies: administrative initiatives to combat global climate change. Recognizing that GCC legislation will be nearly impossible, the President instead outlined steps he plans to take administratively, including significant restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from existing […]

Welcome to our STAR Blog

Hello!  Welcome to our blog – a hub of information, conversation, and guidance from STAR Group: a different kind of consulting firm, who empowers groups of people to solve difficult problems and achieve unprecedented levels of success. Topics you can look forward to discussing and learning about are the revolutionary Implications Wheel, business tools such […]